Market Square | Portsmouth, NH

Summer in the seacoast is a beautiful thing – people come from all over to visit and the energy in the downtown increases significantly.  A trio of kids were playing great music and the late day light in Market Square made for a beautiful scene.

A Portsmouth Scene

A classic waterfront scene of Portsmouth at dusk. This was taken the same day as the previous post after the sun had set.  The scene is dominated by red brick and the reflections of the sky in the water – two of my favorite things about Portsmouth.  More to follow in this storm series next week!  With the summer weather nearly here, we should start to see more incredible sunsets on the seacoast and more thunderstorms as well.

Up The Road | A Congress Street Vista

Up The Road | A Congress Street Vista.

The rhythm of the buildings that line Congress Street have such inviting lines.  When you’re in Market Square, it’s not that evident that the street slopes downward and that the rooflines follow this rhythm – but from the Fleet Street intersection it’s an entirely different scene.

Shadows at The North Church Steeple

The recent swings in temperature and stormy evenings made for good opportunities to catch a lot of moisture in the air.  Since the North Church’s Market Street lighting has been down, it has made for an interesting appearance at night, backlit and with two of its sides in shadow. The added fog caught my eye and made for an interesting mood.

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas

Thank you to everyone for all of your support and kind words over the years and once again in 2013.  As always, I have enjoyed heading out with my camera in pursuit of the character that defines Portsmouth and the seacoast, and managed to see some unbelievable sunrises/sunsets and storms in the process.  I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas to you and your families!

Strawbery Banke in the Snow

 

A quiet afternoon at Strawbery Banke in the snow from a few winters back.  I’m trying to mentally prepare for the winter ahead and I’m looking forward to our first big storm to get out and photograph the quiet side of Portsmouth that comes around.