An Afternoon on The Decks

The Decks in Portsmouth have seen quite a change in the past few years.  Poco’s no longer has its waterside locale, but has a new rooftop perch – as does River House and a few new restaurants likely to show up at the Martingale Wharf.  In this shot you can picture the laid back afternoon as people enjoy the return of a tugboat and some ice cream by the waterfront.  The Old Ferry Landing’s easily recognized bright red canvas (and logo) is a nice touch of vibrancy in this warm weather image.

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Piscataqua River Cloudscape

For once I think I managed to make a tugboat scene less about the tugboats than the other elements in the frame.  In this shot, the deck of the Old Ferry Landing, The Tugboats, the freighter in the background and the Middle Bridge in the distance all make for relevant subjects in the shot…creating the wonderful sense of place that only The Decks can command on Portsmouth’s waterfront – but for me, it’s more about the natural elements of water, the setting sun, and the clouds and how all of them are interacting. It’s important to find yourself in the right place at the right time…or (more accurately) to put yourself there.  That becomes an easy thing when you love where you live, and the weather agrees with you (in this case it was a fall shot where the temperatures didn’t require gloves, earmuffs, etc.).

The Famed Decks of Portsmouth

I’m not sure there are too many better ways to spend a warm and sunny evening than out on one of Portsmouth’s famed decks, enjoying a cold beverage.  Left to right are Harpoon Willy’s, The River House and the Old Ferry Landing.

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Dinner at the Decks Poco's

It both amazes me (in the face of a so-called recession) and it doesn’t (since Portsmouth is phenomenal) that our restaurants in Portsmouth, NH can be full even on a Wednesday night.  Had the great fortune to run into two great friends tonight downtown while shooting some lovely sunset shots after The Housing Partnership’s annual dinner at the Sheraton Harborside.  Great organization, and gorgeous sunset downtown.  We wanted to grab dinner on the deck at Poco’s (my favorite spot for a cold one and food), but it was full even at 8:30 – even for food (bar is always full).

Check back tomorrow morning for a gorgeous unadulterated shot of the sunset from Harpoon Willy’s.  More HDRs to follow in coming days.  Thanks for checking out the site!

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Dinner at the Decks Poco’s

It both amazes me (in the face of a so-called recession) and it doesn’t (since Portsmouth is phenomenal) that our restaurants in Portsmouth, NH can be full even on a Wednesday night.  Had the great fortune to run into two great friends tonight downtown while shooting some lovely sunset shots after The Housing Partnership’s annual dinner at the Sheraton Harborside.  Great organization, and gorgeous sunset downtown.  We wanted to grab dinner on the deck at Poco’s (my favorite spot for a cold one and food), but it was full even at 8:30 – even for food (bar is always full).

Check back tomorrow morning for a gorgeous unadulterated shot of the sunset from Harpoon Willy’s.  More HDRs to follow in coming days.  Thanks for checking out the site!

Full size here:  FLICKR