If you see this image – you’ll probably wonder whether the pot of gold is really located at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. This night was simply incredible – the sky was ridiculously dynamic, changing from rain soaked and grey to sunny to ominous, and a rainbow even made an appearance in there at some point. It was awesome to watch unfold, and I was very thankful to be there with camera in hand. I just wish I’d brought my tripod along for the fun, but as I mentioned earlier in the week – you have to learn to make do with what you’ve got sometimes. Improvisation can make for some creative and fun shoots.
Each of Portsmouth’s restaurants has its own distinct character. The Portsmouth Brewery is certainly no exception, and is one of the older dining establishments in town. This fixture of the seacoast brews its own beer on site and features Smuttynose beer as well (its sister brewery)..and has their own coasters. One of my favorite things to do is to improvise when I’m out shooting – so a natural fit would be to use a pint glass as a tripod when I don’t have the luxury of a tripod with me. Always makes for an interesting angle.
I was beginning to wonder when we might ever see the sun again in the seacoast. Late in the afternoon on Friday, it was clear enough to get out for a quick walk – and it was nice to have two relatively dry afternoons in a row. I found myself in Prescott Park near the gorgeous little garden with these amazingly old trees beginning to take their shape for the season. The trees are awesome both in the spring and in the winter – when they’re in bloom they are simply beautiful, and when they shed their leaves – their character is unparalleled. Have a great weekend!
The story behind the impressive Wentworth-Gardner mansion that stands opposite the waterfront in the South End is a cool one. Head over to the Wentworth-Gardner’s website to learn more. I’m very pleased to be part of an opening happening in June that will highlight the history and beauty of the home. The craftsmanship of the home is incredible, and the moment you step inside the structure, you’re instantly transported back in time. I highly recommend making a point to check this out sometime this summer once its open house hours return.