Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

One of my favorite vistas in the seacoast features the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse at Fort Constitution in New Castle.  I probably inherited my love of lighthouses from my dad, and we made our first trek to this beauty many years ago – and I’m always coming back in search of good lighting and to enjoy the view of the ocean. Be sure to take a tour if you ever have the opportunity!

Boat & Reflections | South End

Another glimpse of life on the water in Portsmouth.  This image was taken from Peirce Island near my favorite boat launch.  The low tide allowed me to sneak a bit closer to the water and further from the shore than I usually would…and I’m happy with the results.  Another example of why it pays to wake up a bit early.

Waves at Great Island Common

Great Island Common is one of my favorite coastal destinations.  I went out one misty and stormy afternoon to find some waves in Rye, and after getting a few shots I was pleased with, I decided to pack it up and head home.  On my way, Great Island Common was calling out to me, so I had to swing by to check out the scene.  Whaleback light was lovely in the distance, and the waterfront was interesting with a foggy presence in the air.  Portsmouth Harbor Light was the winning shot from the afternoon, with a processing that seemed to fit the weather.

 

The Grand Tetons

Here’s another taste of our trip out to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.  This was taken en route to Schwabacher’s Landing, although we didn’t end up having enough time to venture all the way to the landing itself…so I had to make do with this landscape (which did the trick).  I went with a black & white processing as the late afternoon colors were pretty harsh, but the black and white seemed to get the essence of the scene without over distracting colors.  Have a great weekend!

Vintage Tugboats | Moran Towing

Portsmouth is an old town.  I thought I’d try to capture the timelessness of the waterfront row houses and the Moran Towing tugs that look like they have been (and actually have been) on the City’s waterfront forever (since 1967).  The washed out rainy sky helped create the mood.  Seen in the background is the Martingale Wharf building under construction, The Old Ferry Landing deck, and of course – the Memorial Bridge.

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Vintage Tugboats | Moran Towing

Portsmouth is an old town.  I thought I’d try to capture the timelessness of the waterfront row houses and the Moran Towing tugs that look like they have been (and actually have been) on the City’s waterfront forever (since 1967).  The washed out rainy sky helped create the mood.  Seen in the background is the Martingale Wharf building under construction, The Old Ferry Landing deck, and of course – the Memorial Bridge.

Check out the full size here:  FLICKR.