Eastern Point Lighthouse

Eastern Point Lighthouse

Today’s image takes a trip into the archives and a departure from the New Hampshire coastline and heads south to Cape Ann in Massachusetts.  Eastern Point Lighthouse sits on the southeastern corner of Gloucester Harbor and is flanked by a long jetty.  Good friend and ridiculously talented photographer Chris Lazzery and I were trying to find a spot to visit one Saturday and decided on this spot – a place I’d never really been despite its proximity to Portsmouth and its rich maritime history.  The light and the location didn’t disappoint!

Whaleback Sunrise

Whaleback Sunrise

Another frigid morning in coastal New Hampshire filled with fresh light and the promise of a new day.  I couldn’t settle on where I wanted to venture out to for a cold sunrise on a Saturday morning, and decided that if the conditions were great at Great Island Common that I would be kicking myself when I got home and didn’t shoot there.  When I arrived it was a beautiful but underwhelming scene at first (in comparison to last week’s incredible show) – but once the sun rose over the horizon, everything changed for me.  It was a little too cold for my hands to be quick in shooting with 2 sets of gloves, but I had a great morning and enjoyed watching this scene unfold once again!

Sea Smoke in New Castle

Sea Smoke in New Castle

One of nature’s gifts during the winter is sea smoke – mesmerizing and even more stunning when seen at sunrise.  This image was captured before the sun crested over the cloud bank on the horizon, which led to one of the most fascinating light shows I’ve enjoyed in a while (and made it well worth the frozen fingers that I had for most of the day).

The Lighthouse at Sunrise

The Lighthouse at Sunrise

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse sits along the New Hampshire coastline in New Castle – within the confines of Fort Constitution.  Some of the lasting colors of fall can be seen on the Maine side of the river behind the lighthouse, complimenting the red roofs of the fort.