Lighthouse In The Sun

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

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

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.

Fort Constitution

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.

Sunset at Portsmouth Harbor 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.

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

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!

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

One of my favorite landmarks in the Seacoast – Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse stands tall at the edge of Fort Constitution in New Castle.