Bridges of the Piscataqua River & The Amy Philbrick

The Amy Philbrick ship sits in the middle of the Piscataqua River during a heavy snowstorm. Visible in the background are two of Portsmouth’s three famous bridges – the Sarah Long Bridge (aka the Middle Bridge) and the Piscataqua River Bridge – as well as a piece of Kittery, Maine. I loved the frozen feeling of the shot accentuated by the red buoy and the color of the ship.

A Piscataqua River Morning

BUY PRINT HERE

The sunrise illuminates the sky above the Middle (Sarah Long) and the Piscataqua River Bridges over the Piscataqua River as the early morning light hits the bricks of Harbor Place.  The special guest is the Creole Miss, a distinctively blue tugboat that makes its home here in Portsmouth, NH.

Another shot below with a more vintage feel and some different processing:

The River House Deck

The River House is the newest addition among Portsmouth’s Decks, replacing the former Stockpot. This is a late evening summer scene with a freighter docked at the Portsmouth pier and the tugboats in the background as well.  I love the various dynamics of the people having dinner, etc. here – hope you do too.  A shot of the front of the building from Bow Street here: RIVER HOUSE and a view of the deck from across the water here:  RIVER HOUSE DECK.

I know that there are plenty of mixed emotions around town about The Stockpot’s exit and how it came about – but at the end of the day, the River House is the new tenant on the waterfront, it still has a beautiful view.

*UPDATE: 2009 was an excellent year for The River House, I became somewhat of a regular for the delicious menu, the beautiful view, the good service, and the cozy atmosphere. Looking forward to the return of warm weather in 2010 and the improvements made to the alley that accesses the decks of the waterfront.

Portsmouth Waterfront at Dusk

As the summer dwindles away, evening arrives a little sooner every day.  I was able to enjoy another nice dinner out at Poco’s deck before the weather gets too unforgiving at this time of night…which was a treat, especially since the deck will be moving next year to a new location against the building.  This view will soon be part of the public park planned for the spot….which I’m looking forward to seeing how it comes out.  Somehow I think the waterfront won’t be the same with one less spot to enjoy a delicious margarita.

Freighter By Day | Freighter By Night

As the past week’s post show, I am fascinated (obsessed) with the freighters that make their way in and out of Portsmouth bringing their various goods/materials in and out of port.  Here’s a take of the Cynthia Pioneer, the city’s most recent visitor during the late afternoon and early evening.

A more ominous scene at the same landscape can be seen here:  APPROACHING STORM.

Freighter By Day | Freighter By Night

As the past week’s post show, I am fascinated (obsessed) with the freighters that make their way in and out of Portsmouth bringing their various goods/materials in and out of port.  Here’s a take of the Cynthia Pioneer, the city’s most recent visitor during the late afternoon and early evening.

A more ominous scene at the same landscape can be seen here:  APPROACHING STORM.

Hurricane Bill Approaching Portsmouth

Early on Friday night, the early implications of the stormy weekend ahead and the approach of Hurricane Bill were evident with the arrival of an intense thunderstorm.  This shot captures a lightning strike within the clouds over the Piscataqua River Bridge (with the Moran Tugboats in the foreground), which soon drenched all who had hunkered down at the Decks along the waterfront.

Full size here:  FLICKR

Print available here:  PHILIPCASECOHEN

UPDATE: Turns out that it probably wasn’t Hurricane Bill, as the majority of the weekend was gorgeous…however it WAS a very intense storm!