A pair of large boats sit docked at the Harbour Place Marina at the end of a late spring day during this long exposure.
Portsmouth is full of hidden gem locations, and you never know what view might be lurking around the corner from some of the downtown spots. Harbour Place and The Memorial Bridge of Portsmouth and Kittery can be seen from the roof deck of a nearby home along the waterfront on Bow Street. This view is a bit different these days…but the shipyard and the Naval Prison are still clearly visible in the background, with the Piscataqua River flowing through the frame.
It’s quiet now, but the dock at Harbour Place on the waterfront of the Piscataqua can be host to some impressive boats during the warmer months. I was walking around to scope out the latest updates on the deconstruction of the Memorial Bridge when I admired the lighting in the scene you see above. The rich red brick against the wooden floorboardss were inviting, along with the depth conveyed in the shadows. I love all of the hidden gem spots in Portsmouth.
The Memorial Bridge stands tall above the Piscataqua and some boating activity at the docks at Prescott Park. The late day sunlight is crystal clear with some interesting clouds in the sky. In a couple short months (or maybe even weeks), the boats are likely to disappear and the scene will be a bit more desolate. It’s time to enjoy every last bit of warmth and time we get to spend outside as the days shorten.
This week’s feature of the Portsmouth Museum of Art’s Street AKA Museum collaboration continues with the artist Shark Toof. At the Harbour Place marina, Shark Toof has made quite an impression on those who’ve seen it in person…utilizing a pretty fascinating painting process along the brick walls that line the wooden dock of the marina. I can only imagine how striking it must look from the water – especially if you’re not expecting to see it. Looking forward to getting back once the third shark is finalized…and to sharing more of the murals around the city through the rest of the week.
A simple silhouette of the Memorial Bridge and Harbour Place on the horizon as seen from Four Tree Island. Some subtle colors and cloud movements add some interest to the familiar scene. This afternoon was ridiculously windy, and although it’s spring – I was fooled into thinking I’d be warm but lost feeling in my hands after a couple minutes of sustained wind. The wind made sure the water was nice and smooth as it blew towards the rocks in the foreground…and after a few long exposures, I packed up and headed for the heated seats in the car.
Harbour Place may have one of the best views of the waterfront traffic on the Piscataqua River and the Memorial Bridge in all of Portsmouth. This shot was taken from the balcony of the building next door. I was fascinated by the window washing equipment set up on the side of the building that I’d never noticed previously…and love the rich tones of the sky with the cloud cover and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the distance. A wonderfully foggy afternoon.