The Commercial Fish Pier in Portsmouth is loaded with character. On our way back to the dock after a sunset sail out on the Gundalow, this blue hulled boat caught my eye. These boats and their fishermen head out day in and day out and navigate the waters of the Atlantic and the Piscataqua so we can enjoy fresh seafood. What a beautiful thing.
Limbo sits docked in the late afternoon alongside the historic South End waterfront in Portsmouth.
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.
The South End reflects on the water in the distance as this boat sits at rest. The colors of the historic homes along with the sky are vibrant yet muted. I really liked this shot because of the sense of atmosphere it lends, with the various layers in the frame.
Minutes after sunrise on the beach in Boynton Beach, FL, the lifeguard on duty posted this singular red flag in the sand. This was part of their notification system to let beach visitors know that the water wasn’t swimmable. I thought it was an awesome scene, almost like a moon landscape with the American Flag posted in the sand…and believe it or not, it was quite cold. I think the temperature was in the mid 30s, and the ocean was fogging in the early morning light…and the cool colors of the ocean with the warm clouds in the distance and the starkly red flag made this a solid shot for me.
One of my favorite places to visit on a warm summer evening is the Wentworth-Coolidge mansion on the waterfront of Portsmouth’s back channel. It’s almost always delightfully quiet….with the gorgeous colors of a sunset and the rich colors of the grass and the home – it’s rarely a disappointing stop. The little boat on the mooring added another element to the shot – and the Wentworth By The Sea is peeking out from the trees in the distance.