Lighthouse In The Sun
This is Part II of the sea smoke filled morning at sunrise in Great Island Common. The previous post featured a Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse at dusk without the early morning’s sunlight in the scene – with everything changing ever so slightly with the glow of the sun.
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse at Dawn
Before the sun rose on this amazingly cold morning, the entire coastline was lit during the blue hour – highlighting the festive wreath and lighting along the walkway to the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. A few minutes later the scene changed entirely, illuminating the lighthouse and the keeper’s house in a soft orange glow.
The Lighthouse at Sunrise
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse sits along the New Hampshire coastline in New Castle – within the confines of Fort Constitution. Some of the lasting colors of fall can be seen on the Maine side of the river behind the lighthouse, complimenting the red roofs of the fort.
One of the seacoast’s icons is the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, which sits on the coastline in New Castle in Fort Constitution. I have always loved getting out in a boat on the Piscataqua River – and this day was no exception with the warm air and soft rays of sunset on the fort’s wall and the lighthouse.
On a sunset cruise with Portsmouth Harbor Cruises, we were treated to a beautiful sky and a vivid cloudscape. On our way back into Portsmouth as the ship was turning around, this scene caught my eye – bright pink and blue clouds hovering over Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle.
One of my favorite vistas in the seacoast features the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse at Fort Constitution in New Castle. I probably inherited my love of lighthouses from my dad, and we made our first trek to this beauty many years ago – and I’m always coming back in search of good lighting and to enjoy the view of the ocean. Be sure to take a tour if you ever have the opportunity!
One of my favorite landmarks in the Seacoast – Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse stands tall at the edge of Fort Constitution in New Castle.
The Memorial Bridge Lift span has officially left the building (well, the seacoast…)! A stroke of pure timing had me heading down State Street in time to notice a helicopter overhead, and a crowd of people heading towards the waterfront. I decided to investigate – and was rewarded with the scene above. The lift span heading out towards Portsmouth Harbor.
I also decided to head to New Castle so I could see the bridge float past the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse on the coast, and also past Whaleback out in the harbor. It’s nice to finally have closure on this portion of the project, and not worry about missing timeframes and capturing big moments. I’ve got a few more images featuring the Naval Prison and a better closeup of Whaleback – but until then, enjoy today’s images. Be sure to click them to see them large!
Photography is all about conveying a sense of place, emotion, storytelling, etc. I love this shot as it almost immediately suggests some mystique and a story. Curious to hear your reactions to the image – taken in the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.
Great Island Common is one of my favorite coastal destinations. I went out one misty and stormy afternoon to find some waves in Rye, and after getting a few shots I was pleased with, I decided to pack it up and head home. On my way, Great Island Common was calling out to me, so I had to swing by to check out the scene. Whaleback light was lovely in the distance, and the waterfront was interesting with a foggy presence in the air. Portsmouth Harbor Light was the winning shot from the afternoon, with a processing that seemed to fit the weather.