Wood Island Amidst The Sea Smoke
This winter has been remarkable in terms of the volume of snow and the intenseness of the cold. One of the amazing sunrises I’ve ever seen was watched from Great Island Common – and while Whaleback Lighthouse and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse are my favorite vistas – this image of the Wood Island Lifesaving Station brought a new almost mystical feeling to the structure that’s fallen into significant disrepair. The color of the massive sea smoke is from the day’s first sunlight and gives the scene an awesome feel. You can almost make out the fishing boat beneath the bird that is heading out to sea.
Unloading The Salt
Enjoying the view of Granite State Minerals and the very laborious process of getting salt off the ships onto the White Mountains of Portsmouth.
Rainbow Over Great Cove Boat Club
A vibrant double rainbow appeared over the Great Cove Marina in Eliot, Maine after last night’s thunderstorm. Because of my location and equipment on hand, I only captured the single rainbow – but love its vibrancy and how it disappears behind the trees on the horizon.
This is probably one of the last few evenings where the traffic (pedestrian and vehicular) will be nearly nonexistent in Market Square at 6:45 in the evening. I love how the light peeks over the tops of the buildings along Congress Street to mark the North Church clocktower and the buildings on the opposite side of the street.
I love architecture and real estate. This shot was taken from the deck of the new Martingale Wharf building, featuring the brick facade and outdoor patios of what was once the original Martingale structure. Amazing to watch the progress of the building over the past few years, and this new structure undeniably has character.
It’s old news at this point, but the Memorial Bridge will never have vehicular traffics on its deck ever again. It’s time to turn the page on the saga of the past several years, and while it will be painful for everyone that is used to enjoying the convenience it afforded, I look forward to seeing the process of the old one come down – and a new one get constructed in its place. In just the few minutes I was here taking this image – I saw a slew of people riding bikes and enjoying a walk on its deck, while also having a quiet on the steel decking that nobody is used to. I will be documenting the process of its demise over the next year or so – as well as the growth of the new bridge from NH to ME.
One of my favorite hanging signs in Portsmouth is the legendary beer stein that welcomes passers-by to the Portsmouth Brewery on Market Street, one of the city’s staple restaurants for nearly a couple decades. The beautiful colors surrounding the windows and reflected in them have always drawn me in.
The tall ships Lynx and the Bounty arrived a day early to their destination at the Commercial Fish Pier in the South End of Portsmouth. On Thursday afternoon, the two tall ships that are visiting this year arrived ahead of schedule and sat docked at their new location at the commercial fish pier….they usually dock at the State Pier closer to the Middle Bridge (due to schedule conflicts this year, they are trying a new spot in the historic South End). THE BOAT PARADE WILL BE AT 1PM ON FRIDAY MAY 28th!!
The ships looked beautiful docked at the pier – and made me realize how many commercial fishing vessels typically sit docked, and how large they actually are. The tall ships, while huge, seem to leave a reasonable amount of empty dock space…which usually looks pretty full while the fishing boats are docked.
If you have a chance over the weekend, be sure to stroll through Prescott Park towards Peirce Island to check out the traditional sailing crafts. I’d love to get out on one for a sail!
A subtle reflection of the Memorial Bridge glistens on the patio of Harbour Place after a rain storm passed through a couple weeks back. It was nice to see the sky open up after the storm with some neat cloud formations…and the Memorial Bridge always makes for a good backdrop. Sometime in the not so distant future, this view will be significantly changed – most likely with a new bridge replacing the old behemoth.
Today features two different sunsets on the Piscataqua River. The image above was taken from the Memorial Bridge and features the Bow Street waterfront and the Portsmouth skyline during a subtle orange sunset. I just loved how the orange glow lights up the one building aimed directly towards the setting sun.
Below, Badger’s Island on the Kittery, Maine waterfront is featured as seen from Harbour Place – taken on a different evening with a different subtle shade of sunset.