This shot captures the mood of the past week and its weather – washed out, muted and yet serene. This long exposure is lacking any cloud movement or fascinating elements to make it stand out incredibly, but that’s why I like it. The simple softness of the flowing water and the lack of color aside from the sign painted on the shipyard building, making readers aware of its birth in 1800.
One of the seacoast’s largest economic drivers is the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The shipyard employs a tremendous amount of workers and pays them handsome sums of money, which fuels the growth of our local economy. This world class facility operates on nuclear submarines right in our own back yard, which is both a fascinating and horrifying fact given the potential for nuclear disaster. Much of the shipyard remains a mystery for security reasons, and you can only gain access from two gates on land in Kittery, but it is an imposing neighbor with beautiful industrial appeal. In this shot, two Coast Guard cutters are docked on shore in front of the Naval Shipyard Prison (Alcatraz of the East) and beneath some quickly moving clouds illuminated by the setting sun.