The Harbour Feature in Portsmouth

Over the years I’ve enjoyed trying new things with photography, as technology now provides an incredible amount of opportunities to refine the raw product of a photo.  Lately I find myself more drawn to the cleaner look and feel of the natural environments in an image, partly due to the colors and tones in the sky at sunset and the appearance of water.

In this particular shot, the Harbour Feature is docked at the State Pier after colliding with the Sarah Long Bridge.  In just a few more weeks, the bridge should be operational following millions in repairs.

The Middle Bridge

I happened to be in Maine last week, so I decided to stop and check out the view of Portsmouth from a familiar old spot.  While I always love the view towards Portsmouth’s waterfront and the North Church, I decided to shoot something I hadn’t before – the Middle Bridge itself.  With yesterday’s freighter accident with the Harbour Feature coming loose and striking the bridge (as shown below), I’m not so sure I’ll have the opportunity to get back there for this shot anytime soon. I have a never ending appreciation for engineering and our man made structures, and there’s a simple elegance to the bridge and rail pattern beneath the street decking.