Steph and I took a trip north with our little munchkin to visit some of our oldest friends, who also happen to be the reason we met each other. Ogunquit Beach at dusk was a magical place after a dinner downtown, with some beautiful pastels in the sky and warm summer air with the refreshing ocean breeze. I’ve got many more images to share from our little summer getaway that I’m looking forward to sharing!
To our north, Maine enjoys a much longer coastline than we do here in New Hampshire. That is a great thing, so I decided to travel up the coast with some family over the weekend to go for a wet walk on the Marginal Way. We broke up our stroll with a delicious and traditional lobster-shack type meal in the warm interior of Barnacle Billy’s (complete with fire). I had never came over to this side of Perkins Cove before – and sure enough, it was worth the visit. I loved the foggy atmosphere and the absolutely classic coastal look with the various sailboats and fishing vessels.
New Castle is one of the new towns that is fortunate enough to claim the title of a coastal location along New Hampshire’s tiny coastline. This weekend I decided to venture over to Great Island Common to enjoy the sun climbing over the horizon. Whaleback Lighthouse can be seen on the horizon to the right of the large rock and the life saving station can be seen shielding the sun as it climbs over the horizon and spends its first minutes of the day basking the NH coast in sunlight.
Another image from a quick visit to Fort Foster this past weekend. Unlike yesterday’s post “Time”, this final image consists of 9 separate shots all combined to get the best lighting from each of the 9 different exposures. I love a nice misty feeling waterfront, yet the cool colors of the sunset and evening sky – that combined to produce a nice calm black & white image. Whaleback Light is featured in the distance along with the Kittery Life Saving Station that is long defunct.
I’d also like to wish my beloved Canon 5d Mark II a happy birthday! It recently turned 2 years old this past week, and has seen some great things in its very short lifespan…although, unfortunately cameras age more like dogs than humans – with new technology all the time, it will likely be an old man in a couple more years.
The shots aren’t quite polar opposites, but they are coastal opposites. The shot above was taken on the shore of South Beach in Miami on a warm morning just as first light made its way onto the atlantic coast, probably in the high 60s…and the shot below was taken on the shore of Rye Beach late in the afternoon after a major northeastern snow storm moved past the coast (dropping fresh snow) with temperatures probably in the low teens. What I’m sure of is the fact that the ocean is mesmerizing regardless of where you’re watching it from, with its sheer immensity laughing off my presence.
The beach is a wonderful place. I find it a bit more wonderful when it’s not incredibly overwhelming with hundreds of people and cars making their way through town. This winter scene is from the waterfront at low tide with the peaceful homes on the oceanfront standing watch over the intense winter weather…and all the people when they return.
And so another week begins. And as each work week begins with a Monday…each day starts with a sunrise. I was glad to witness this gorgeous sunrise at Fort Foster in Kittery, Maine…with some nice waves as high tide rolled in with the day. It’s really something else to witness the first rays of light creep over the horizon.