Tugboats & The Decks

The iconic Moran Tugboats are located on the waterfront on the opposite side of where these ancient rowhouses are situated on Market Street.  The Decks are the place to be once warm weather arrives, and you’ll often find them crowded early in the afternoon on a gorgeous day.  This will be the last season in their current configuration, with Poco’s deck being torn down and moved up against the building.  The City will be expanding the public park space for patrons, so the waterfront seating will be limited to The Old Ferry Landing, the new River House set to open this summer, and Harpoon Willy’s.  This was my first HDR that I was actually pleased with how it came out.  It still looks more like a painting than real life, but that’s what I like about this shot…because that’s how I’ll always remember the Decks.

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Tugboats & The Decks

The iconic Moran Tugboats are located on the waterfront on the opposite side of where these ancient rowhouses are situated on Market Street.  The Decks are the place to be once warm weather arrives, and you’ll often find them crowded early in the afternoon on a gorgeous day.  This will be the last season in their current configuration, with Poco’s deck being torn down and moved up against the building.  The City will be expanding the public park space for patrons, so the waterfront seating will be limited to The Old Ferry Landing, the new River House set to open this summer, and Harpoon Willy’s.  This was my first HDR that I was actually pleased with how it came out.  It still looks more like a painting than real life, but that’s what I like about this shot…because that’s how I’ll always remember the Decks.

Full size here:  FLICKR

Vintage Tugboats | Moran Towing

Portsmouth is an old town.  I thought I’d try to capture the timelessness of the waterfront row houses and the Moran Towing tugs that look like they have been (and actually have been) on the City’s waterfront forever (since 1967).  The washed out rainy sky helped create the mood.  Seen in the background is the Martingale Wharf building under construction, The Old Ferry Landing deck, and of course – the Memorial Bridge.

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Vintage Tugboats | Moran Towing

Portsmouth is an old town.  I thought I’d try to capture the timelessness of the waterfront row houses and the Moran Towing tugs that look like they have been (and actually have been) on the City’s waterfront forever (since 1967).  The washed out rainy sky helped create the mood.  Seen in the background is the Martingale Wharf building under construction, The Old Ferry Landing deck, and of course – the Memorial Bridge.

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Dinner at the Decks Poco's

It both amazes me (in the face of a so-called recession) and it doesn’t (since Portsmouth is phenomenal) that our restaurants in Portsmouth, NH can be full even on a Wednesday night.  Had the great fortune to run into two great friends tonight downtown while shooting some lovely sunset shots after The Housing Partnership’s annual dinner at the Sheraton Harborside.  Great organization, and gorgeous sunset downtown.  We wanted to grab dinner on the deck at Poco’s (my favorite spot for a cold one and food), but it was full even at 8:30 – even for food (bar is always full).

Check back tomorrow morning for a gorgeous unadulterated shot of the sunset from Harpoon Willy’s.  More HDRs to follow in coming days.  Thanks for checking out the site!

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Dinner at the Decks Poco’s

It both amazes me (in the face of a so-called recession) and it doesn’t (since Portsmouth is phenomenal) that our restaurants in Portsmouth, NH can be full even on a Wednesday night.  Had the great fortune to run into two great friends tonight downtown while shooting some lovely sunset shots after The Housing Partnership’s annual dinner at the Sheraton Harborside.  Great organization, and gorgeous sunset downtown.  We wanted to grab dinner on the deck at Poco’s (my favorite spot for a cold one and food), but it was full even at 8:30 – even for food (bar is always full).

Check back tomorrow morning for a gorgeous unadulterated shot of the sunset from Harpoon Willy’s.  More HDRs to follow in coming days.  Thanks for checking out the site!

Full size here:  FLICKR