Wood Island Amidst The Sea Smoke

Wood Island Amidst The Sea Smoke

This winter has been remarkable in terms of the volume of snow and the intenseness of the cold.  One of the amazing sunrises I’ve ever seen was watched from Great Island Common – and while Whaleback Lighthouse and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse are my favorite vistas – this image of the Wood Island Lifesaving Station brought a new almost mystical feeling to the structure that’s fallen into significant disrepair.  The color of the massive sea smoke is from the day’s first sunlight and gives the scene an awesome feel. You can almost make out the fishing boat beneath the bird that is heading out to sea.

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Braving The Cold at Great Island Common

Braving The Cold at Great Island Common

In yet another surreal scene at Great Island Common in New Castle, a fishing boat heads out to sea amidst a golden scene of sea smoke at Whaleback Lighthouse.  I have another take on the scene in a vertical layout that I’ll save for later in the week – but I continue to be amazed each morning that I head out for sunrise with the gifts of winter at work in the natural world.

Lighthouse In The Sun

Lighthouse In The Sun

This is Part II of the sea smoke filled morning at sunrise in Great Island Common.  The previous post featured a Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse at dusk without the early morning’s sunlight in the scene – with everything changing ever so slightly with the glow of the sun.

A Great Island Morning

A Great Island Morning

The dramatic cold weather and bright sunlight that blasted the scene on the morning of January 8th also brought brilliant scenes in all directions. This view towards the southeast highlights a rock formation and the colorful sea smoke that enveloped the coastline.

Great Island Common & The Memorial Bridge

The departure of the Memorial Bridge was fun to watch, and certainly a once in a lifetime endeavor.  I still can’t get over how funny it seemed to watch a 2 million pound lift span floating out towards the ocean, past Whaleback Lighthouse and the other Seacoast landmarks along the way.  I wanted to also be sure to capture some interesting scenes beside the span itself floating away – and this shot from Great Island Common was one that I loved the composition of once I got home to review my shots.  Hope you enjoy it too.