Eastern Point Lighthouse

Eastern Point Lighthouse

Today’s image takes a trip into the archives and a departure from the New Hampshire coastline and heads south to Cape Ann in Massachusetts.  Eastern Point Lighthouse sits on the southeastern corner of Gloucester Harbor and is flanked by a long jetty.  Good friend and ridiculously talented photographer Chris Lazzery and I were trying to find a spot to visit one Saturday and decided on this spot – a place I’d never really been despite its proximity to Portsmouth and its rich maritime history.  The light and the location didn’t disappoint!

Braving The Cold at Great Island Common

Braving The Cold at Great Island Common

In yet another surreal scene at Great Island Common in New Castle, a fishing boat heads out to sea amidst a golden scene of sea smoke at Whaleback Lighthouse.  I have another take on the scene in a vertical layout that I’ll save for later in the week – but I continue to be amazed each morning that I head out for sunrise with the gifts of winter at work in the natural world.

Sea Smoke in New Castle

Sea Smoke in New Castle

One of nature’s gifts during the winter is sea smoke – mesmerizing and even more stunning when seen at sunrise.  This image was captured before the sun crested over the cloud bank on the horizon, which led to one of the most fascinating light shows I’ve enjoyed in a while (and made it well worth the frozen fingers that I had for most of the day).

Sunset at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

On a sunset cruise with Portsmouth Harbor Cruises, we were treated to a beautiful sky and a vivid cloudscape.  On our way back into Portsmouth as the ship was turning around, this scene caught my eye – bright pink and blue clouds hovering over Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle.

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

One of my favorite vistas in the seacoast features the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse at Fort Constitution in New Castle.  I probably inherited my love of lighthouses from my dad, and we made our first trek to this beauty many years ago – and I’m always coming back in search of good lighting and to enjoy the view of the ocean. Be sure to take a tour if you ever have the opportunity!

The Staircase at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

Photography is all about conveying a sense of place, emotion, storytelling, etc.  I love this shot as it almost immediately suggests some mystique and a story.  Curious to hear your reactions to the image – taken in the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.