25c at Nubble Lighthouse

A New England icon, Nubble Lighthouse stands tall on the rocky outcrop in the Atlantic Ocean.  For 25 cents, you can get a close-up glimpse…

 

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Waves at Great Island Common

Great Island Common is one of my favorite coastal destinations.  I went out one misty and stormy afternoon to find some waves in Rye, and after getting a few shots I was pleased with, I decided to pack it up and head home.  On my way, Great Island Common was calling out to me, so I had to swing by to check out the scene.  Whaleback light was lovely in the distance, and the waterfront was interesting with a foggy presence in the air.  Portsmouth Harbor Light was the winning shot from the afternoon, with a processing that seemed to fit the weather.

 

The Window

This solitary window on the side of the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse opens my imagination to what it must have been like to be a lighthouse keeper back in the old days.  What a view to survey the waterfront and enjoy all the water traffic, especially when old freighters or old cutter ships made their way upriver towards the Portsmouth docks or further upriver to Dover.  I went with a black & white processing on this shot, as the grey skies didn’t present much interesting color, but it simplified the shot down to what really mattered to me – the interesting curve of the sheathing around the tower and the window.

The Walkway | Portsmouth Harbor Light

Today’s images feature the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse located at Fort Constitution…as seen from the outside.  (Earlier this week I featured the geometric beauty of the interior staircase).  If you haven’t been – I can’t encourage you enough to catch one of the open houses…if for nothing else than to take a stroll and enjoy the view from the top of the structure…and marvel at the really old structure (that has a fresh coat of paint).

The Staircase | Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

As I wrote yesterday, New Hampshire has the smallest coastline of any oceanfront state in the US.  One of the treasures along our coast is the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.  I decided to head over to the open house hosted by the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.  These great folks host an open house on Sundays throughout the summer…and I was happy to take advantage.  I’d been to a tour a few years back before I bought my beloved Canon 5d Mark II….and had been itching to get back to shoot the interior ever since.  Since the lighthouse is located on an active Coast Guard station, it had pretty tight security due to the significance of this somber weekend.

The lighthouse is just awesome…I’ll stay away from the technical aspects of the lighthouse and encourage you to take a tour to hear more about it.  The staircase is a marvel as seen from below with its rich brick walls and industrial stairs.  I’ll feature more from my stop later in the week…but for now I’ll let you enjoy the stairs and the window.

Nubble Lighthouse | York, Maine

For today’s post, we travel a bit further up the seacoast to York, Maine.  It’s here that the Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse was built in 1879 off the rocky coast.

The lighthouse stands at 41′ atop the island, with an overall focal plane at 88′ above sea level.  This place is hopping throughout the summer with both tourists and locals who are looking for a taste of New England scenery, and makes a quieter and colder destination in the late winter months.

Print available for purchase here:  PHILIPCASECOHEN.COM

Nubble Lighthouse | York, Maine

For today’s post, we travel a bit further up the seacoast to York, Maine.  It’s here that the Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse was built in 1879 off the rocky coast.

The lighthouse stands at 41′ atop the island, with an overall focal plane at 88′ above sea level.  This place is hopping throughout the summer with both tourists and locals who are looking for a taste of New England scenery, and makes a quieter and colder destination in the late winter months.

Print available for purchase here:  PHILIPCASECOHEN.COM