Springtime at Rye Beach

Another beachfront image from the serene coast in Rye, New Hampshire (courtesy of the Hasselblad).  I love the subtle and natural tones of this shot, and the rich contrasty details – all set off nicely by the smurf-blue house with the oceanfront view.  I was going back and forth with what to post for the image today…and decided to stick with this week’s decidedly “water” theme.  I hope you enjoy – and stay tuned for some architecture and streetscape images next week.

Eastern Point Lighthouse | Gloucester, MA

Here are more shots featured from the jaw-dropping sunset I enjoyed while checking out the Eastern Point Lighthouse on the southern point of Gloucester, MA.  The late afternoon’s sunlight was incredible, despite being just after 4pm, thanks to the angle of the sun early in the day.  The jetty was pretty cool, though Chris and I never strayed too far from the lighthouse itself.  The tower and light of a lighthouse always fascinate me – so I was sure to get a closer shot…which will be featured this weekend!

The Marginal Way | Ogunquit, Maine

On a Veterans Day visit to Perkins Cove and the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine, my brother and I were greeted with some fierce ocean waves and gorgeous sunlight.  The waves were so big in fact, that when I set up my tripod in the parking lot, as I was framing a shot with my eye in the viewfinder – I was actually soaked with the spray from the waves hitting the rock wall.  (Yes, soaked…so badly in fact that a couple walking by offered to get paper towels from their car to save my camera!)

The scenery didn’t lend itself to HDR imagery with the churning of the ocean, but the late day sunlight was so rich in color that I kept shooting and shooting with all the variety in the textures of the water and the coastline.  Plenty of shots from this trip…hope to get back during sunrise some day to catch the gorgeous morning sunlight as it reaches the east coast.

The Walkway | Portsmouth Harbor Light

Today’s images feature the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse located at Fort Constitution…as seen from the outside.  (Earlier this week I featured the geometric beauty of the interior staircase).  If you haven’t been – I can’t encourage you enough to catch one of the open houses…if for nothing else than to take a stroll and enjoy the view from the top of the structure…and marvel at the really old structure (that has a fresh coat of paint).

The New Hampshire Coastline

The New Hampshire coastline is the smallest of all the coastal states in the US with only eighteen miles of shoreline.  This weekend I went out on an early morning voyage with my brother, we grabbed a quick breakfast at The Golden Egg and then headed for the coastline.  It wasn’t the best light of the day, but the mid morning sun was great and the waves were interesting enough for some shooting.  This shot was taken near the sharp turn on Ocean Boulevard, past Ray’s Seafood heading south.  The waves gave us a few gifts, and made some threatening splashes to the rocks we were standing on over the shore.

I love how the coastline hugs the frame along with the motion of the splashing water.  I think this calls for a return visit during sunrise sometime soon…maybe later in the fall when it’s a bit colder with some biting temperatures.

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.