Happy Independence Day from Portsmouth

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Happy Birthday America!  Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday.  Thank you to those who continue to fight for our freedom and for ensuring that all Americans can continue to enjoy life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Portsmouth Fireworks

Independence Day is only one day away, and Portsmouth will be holding its annual fireworks display in honor of the holiday tonight, July 3rd at 9:15pm.  There are many great locations around town to enjoy the show – one of my favorites is from Sander’s Fish Market in the South End, another is at the Weathervane waterfront restaurant in Kittery, Maine, and of course from the balcony at the 100 Club.


Happy Independence Day | Portsmouth Fireworks

Thank you to all of the patriots, past and present, who contribute to earning and maintaining our country’s freedom.

Here is a glimpse of the 2012 Portsmouth fireworks as seen from across the river in Kittery.

Harbour Place Streetscape

Today’s post features Harbour Place from a different vantage point than you’re probably used to seeing.  This is from the actual section of street just under the Memorial Bridge known as Harbour Place…which I didn’t realize was the street name until today.  It’s worth following State Street around the corner and under the bridge to reach this spot – where you can get nice shots of the bridge and the waterfront.  Stop by on your way through at the building’s Museum of Art…a recent addition to the local arts scene.

Today is also the first day I’m featuring the new Neutral Density filter I bought – which allows you to shoot long exposures in broad daylight – which helps make vibrant colors and other interesting things…I’m looking forward to playing around with this little piece of equipment.

Happy Independence Day to everyone – and happy birthday to the United States of America.

NYC Fireworks

NYC Fireworks

Portsmouth 4th of July Fireworks

Fireworks | South Mill Pond

Portsmouth’s 4th of July celebration will be taking place tonight (July 3rd) at 9:15!  The display will be set off over the South Mill Pond by the City – just across from City Hall.  I’ll be out of town, so I want everyone to take photos and post them to The Daily Portsmouth’s Facebook Page so I can enjoy them from out of town!  Happy shooting everyone…enjoy what I’m sure will be a gorgeous display along with the great weather and the celebrations over the long weekend (and be safe).  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Check out the official page at the City’s website HERE.  In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites from last year’s display that I shot just over the South Mill Pond.