Towers and Sky at Sunset

Towers and Sky at Sunset.

The Middle Bridge tower abutments stand tall above the Piscataqua River during an amazing fog filled evening as the sun retreats behind the horizon.

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Silhouetted | Piscataqua River Bridge

 

Sometimes there’s not much you need to do with photography except be prepared when you’re in the right place at the right time.  This was taken on the same evening as the last image – featuring tall clouds over Portsmouth’s waterfront.  I had been so excited about the changing scene over Bow Street that I nearly missed turning around to enjoy this scene.

Downtown from City Hall

With a nice telephoto lens – it’s amazing what you can capture in a frame from a distance.  This shot was taken from the parking lot at City Hall, and has a few layers, giving a nice perspective to the North Church, the I-95 Bridge, the Custom House, and even the parking lot at Citizens.  An iconic view with a brooding sky makes for interesting viewing.

Three Bridges

With Portsmouth’s bridges being one of the most talked about items of the past few years, I thought I’d take a moment to feature them from a different angle.  Often – I take for granted that Maine probably has the best view of Portsmouth, from the various shorelines in Kittery. 

I’ve shot the three bridges before, from Peirce Island, but this vantage point from the other side of the river provides a glimpse of the Piscataqua River Bridge (high-level), the Middle Bridge, with the Memorial Bridge in the far distance.  Once the new bridge has been constructed, it will look more like the Middle Bridge’s twin.  The shot isn’t overly dramatic, just a nice peaceful glimpse of the river…so I hope to be back with some more outrageous sky conditions someday.

Piscataqua River Fog

Winter is cold.  It’s supposed to be.  That doesn’t make it any easier, when it first arrives each year…and this year we’ve been lucky to have a very mild winter through the end of 2011.  This shot was taken on the first single-digit degree day (about 5 degrees at this point), and the air was so cold that the river was creating sea smoke.

BOLD Freighter in Port

BOLD arrived on the Portsmouth state pier this week, and I loved the rich blue hull.  Normally, I can’t get a good shot of something so far away…as the State Pier is a good distance from a clear viewing angle.  This time was different – as I’m fortunate to be borrowing a 100mm-40mm lens for a bit, and it is able to get a little extra distance to capture the full magnitude of the ship, and of the Piscataqua River Bridge hovering above it.

 

Above the I-95

Above the I-95 roadway on the Piscataqua River Bridge, the intense morning light illuminates the moisture being fired into the air by the gypsum plant on the river.  The silhouetted bridge is a fun change of pace for me, with some interesting clouds and some cool colors.  Another vantage point of a familiar landmark for anyone who has traveled up I-95 to Maine or Portsmouth, and for anyone who has enjoyed a view upriver from The Decks in Portsmouth.