We all have our comfort zones and our creative muses. When I see a gorgeous sunset developing, I always scramble around for what the best place to shoot might be. Sometimes traffic, timing, clouds, people, etc. tend to dictate where I can go….so I was driving around downtown trying to find a great spot to catch a rainbow that had appeared under the stormy sky. I wanted to frame the North Church. I wasn’t able to get both in any frame, then I was inspired to head towards one of my absolute favorite locations to shoot a dramatic sky – Peirce Island.
I was greeted with an increasingly stunning landscape shot, with the essence of it shown above. Check out some previous gorgeous moments from the Boat Ramp here and here.
This weekend had some gorgeous photographic opportunities, and thanks to some encouragement from Chris Lazzery for an early wake up – we headed over to Peirce Island to see what we might find. There were all sorts of surprises for what was supposed to be a cloudless morning….from the pink clouds above the shipyard, to some gorgeous saturated orange sunlight that you see in this shot….and then, all of a sudden (as if a lightswitch was hit), the light became completely muted and lost its early glow. It actually made for some awesome shots…and Chris snapped one of my favorite shots I’ve ever seen from the Boat Launch.
Featured in the shot is The Chandler’s Loft – which is open VERY early…and located on Pickering Ave at the former Pickering Marina. You can stop in to grab your bait, tackle, coffee…you get the idea. I’ll have to stop in for coffee soon – I wish them the best in the new endeavor!
Portsmouth’s boat launch at Peirce Island serves as a launching point for all types of watercraft. Despite the threatening evening sky, the rain held off this particular evening.
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