The Wentworth Marina

The Wentworth Marina must be one of the most luxurious looking and feeling places on the seacoast.  This glimpse of the Marina earlier this year when was when the weather was warmer overnight than it gets during the day these days, and the boats were out to prove it.  I’m starting to play around with a few various sizes and crops outside my standard 3×2 full frame camera sensor ratio.  Sometimes you can’t beat a panoramic feel for a scene, and I’m reviewing some classic shots to see if they might be more compelling without the extraneous info that the large camera sensor originally captured. This shot was taken with a Carl Zeiss 18mm lens…what do you think?  I always find myself drawn to the rich and natural colors created when using my Zeiss rentals.

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Martingale Wharf | Reflections of a Changing Waterfront

This shot was taken setting out on the sunset harbor cruise on the Heritage.  I snapped this single exposure with the incredibly sharp and vibrant Carl Zeiss lens that I’ve rented on a couple of occasions – and I just loved the rich blues of the water and the sky.  I’ve always thought that the Martingale Wharf building was pretty massive when seen from Bow Street…as it takes up so much of the street front – but it wasn’t until we were heading back in from the cruise that I realized just how massive the structure is.

Seen here the water side of the building is partially covered in tarps – as construction has progressed through the summer.  If you are walking up Bow Street, you might notice the fire sealing/insulation on the interior of the structure – so I imagine it’s only a matter of time until the skeleton of the building gets its skin.  I can’t wait to see what the structure looks like when its brick facade is installed….and it will be a welcome change to this seemingly stagnating waterfront visage.

A Great Island Sunset | Whaleback Light

New Hampshire has the nation’s smallest coastline of any state with an oceanfront location.  That doesn’t mean it lacks for anything – this shot taken from Great Island Common in New Castle depicts the state’s simple coastal beauty. The sun was setting at my back when I was snapping this shot, casting a soft glow on the horizon and over Whaleback Lighthouse off in the distance.

I though the rock formations were pretty cool and made for some interesting movement in the frame.

The Walkway at Great Island Common

I’ve always enjoyed my sunset stops over at Great Island Common in New Castle.  I was struck by the gorgeous orange glow of sunset this particular night, with not much going on in the sky for clouds…it still managed to be a subtle yet stunning sunset.  The light was hitting this walkway so it was catching parts of the wood – so I headed right over.  I am always a fan of symmetry, so when a scene presents itself like this – I go for it with the shot.

One of the neat parts about this particular image is the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse that is tucked under the railing on its left side.