Ristorante Massimo

Here’s an evening shot of Ristorante Massimo, a beloved fancy restaurant, which is located on Penhallow Street next to Ceres Bakery and near the Post Office building.  This was taken with a wide angle lens in very low lighting conditions, and I had no tripod so I had to make the best of the situation – so I set the camera down, on what I remember as a railroad tie or some piece of wood next to Ceres.  It gave a cool perspective with some texture to the old pavement on the ground, and some spray paint.  I loved the dark blues of the sky and the combination with the lighting and the red colors of the restaurant.  What are your thoughts?

The Lincoln Tunnel & Streets of New York City

To my loyal Portsmouth followers…thanks for visiting today and allowing me to humor you with another guest city post…Portsmouth will return tomorrow!

On the way into New York City on New Year’s Day, we took the Lincoln Tunnel…which was pleasantly quiet thanks to everyone having the day off from work. After we parked near our destination for dinner on the Upper West Side, I had to run and get some cash from an ATM when I saw the newsstand and the characters below, and had to snap a shot.

The Lincoln Tunnel & Streets of New York City

To my loyal Portsmouth followers…thanks for visiting today and allowing me to humor you with another guest city post…Portsmouth will return tomorrow!

On the way into New York City on New Year’s Day, we took the Lincoln Tunnel…which was pleasantly quiet thanks to everyone having the day off from work. After we parked near our destination for dinner on the Upper West Side, I had to run and get some cash from an ATM when I saw the newsstand and the characters below, and had to snap a shot.

Winter in Market Square

Today features another winter scene, and the last holiday shot I’ll share of the Christmas tree in Market Square. Sadly, I also had to return the great 14mm lens I rented from BorrowLenses.com … a bummer as I enjoyed the ability to shoot much closer to subjects and pull in objects in the distance.

New York City by Night (and Snow)

Today’s post features two of Manhattan’s iconic buildings. Above the Chrysler Building can be seen looming over the streetscape, illuminated by the street lamps and cabs all reflecting off the wet streets thanks to the evening’s flurries. Below, the Empire State Building is wearing its Christmas colors and illuminating the surrounding flurries in contrast to the dark streetscape below.

I rang in the new year with my sweetheart in the New York/New Jersey area. After getting dinner on New Year’s Day in the city with friends, I asked (pleaded) for a quick drive past some landmarks to snap a few shots. Always happy to have the chance to shoot!

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Jumpin Jay's Fish Cafe | Congress Street

I tend to spend more time closer to Market Square, Bow Street and the waterfront, so I decided it was time to head over to Congress Street to see what I might find to shoot. I’ve always been drawn to Jumpin’ Jay’s for the excellent (albeit not inexpensive) meals, and I’ve always been fond of the hanging fish that marks the restaurant’s territory. I lucked out with the combination of the moody evening shot, and the traffic along Congress Street – which combined for some interesting vanishing point shots. What made this shot for me was the fish’s warm red scarf to keep from getting too cold in the New Hampshire winter weather.

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Jumpin Jay’s Fish Cafe | Congress Street

I tend to spend more time closer to Market Square, Bow Street and the waterfront, so I decided it was time to head over to Congress Street to see what I might find to shoot. I’ve always been drawn to Jumpin’ Jay’s for the excellent (albeit not inexpensive) meals, and I’ve always been fond of the hanging fish that marks the restaurant’s territory. I lucked out with the combination of the moody evening shot, and the traffic along Congress Street – which combined for some interesting vanishing point shots. What made this shot for me was the fish’s warm red scarf to keep from getting too cold in the New Hampshire winter weather.

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The Martingale Wharf Demolition

The Martingale Wharf chronicles continue – as the original Martingale building was demolished in the early part of the week. Seen above is refuse from the original structure (the main component was torn down since the safety of the original brick building was in question as the bricks began to sag towards the waterfront) and the Piscataqua River Bridge and the Sarah Long Bridge can once again be seen in the distance. The original building, which was one of the city’s oldest remaining structures, is certainly a loss for the historic fabric of the city – but safety trumps all, and what’s done is done.

I’m hoping that the finished building proves to be a beautiful addition to the waterfront once it’s completed – and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Click the images for a full size view.

For a view of the old brick structure – visit: Martingale Wharf Building (ALMOST)

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Ri Ra | Portsmouth, NH

For the next few weeks I’m renting a 14mm (very wide angle) lens, so I thought what better place to test it out than in Ri Ra to get a real flavor of the restaurant and its historic dome. For more info, head over to their site and click the “History” tab, or stop by the building constructed in 1803 and read the plaque that the owners put near the front door.

The folks over at Ri Ra were very friendly and welcoming to me setting up shop with my tripod (which can sort of get in the way in a busy restaurant), thanks for being accommodating!  Hope you enjoy the shot.

Ri Ra | Portsmouth, NH

For the next few weeks I’m renting a 14mm (very wide angle) lens, so I thought what better place to test it out than in Ri Ra to get a real flavor of the restaurant and its historic dome. For more info, head over to their site and click the “History” tab, or stop by the building constructed in 1803 and read the plaque that the owners put near the front door.

The folks over at Ri Ra were very friendly and welcoming to me setting up shop with my tripod (which can sort of get in the way in a busy restaurant), thanks for being accommodating!  Hope you enjoy the shot.