These are a few of my favorite things….. I finally made it out to capture a shot that I have envisioned for at least the past year! With a newborn at home and a new sleep schedule, I finally made it out in time to catch the sunrise and the setting moon over the tugboats! Hope you enjoy
Although summer is on its way out – it continues to give us gorgeous mornings and beautiful weather. I made the most of it this weekend with a sunrise paddle, launching from New Castle and heading towards the South End, with the hopes of capturing great light and reflections at high tide. When I arrived under the Route 1B bridge this scene nearly knocked me out and I knew it was worth the early wake up.
This has long been one of my favorite vantage points of the historic South End neighborhood. In this image, a snowy south end basks in soft early morning light a few days after the first storms of the season.
Portsmouth’s three bridges, the Piscataqua River Bridge, the Middle Bridge, and the Memorial Bridge, connect the states of New Hampshire and Maine. I’m used to featuring these bridges individually, as I’m usually drawn to their architecture and setting – but not usually how they all fit together in the bigger picture.
This shot was taken at night, creating some intrigue with all the lighting along the waterfront and at Harbour Place, with some additional light from the cars traveling across the bridges and some smoke above the industrial components along the waterfront. This scene will look different soon, as the Kittery span of the Memorial Bridge is now in place.
Today’s post features a profile of a member of Portsmouth’s commercial fishing fleet, Eastern Star. Docked after a snowstorm, the ship looks ready to head out for a day’s catch amidst a perfect New England scene.
This installation by Bumble Bee appeared on the Getty on Islington Street. Bumble Bee also did the installation next to one of my new favorite spots in town, Kaffee Vonsolln…which will be featured soon. I’m having such a blast running around town and shooting these bursts of interestingness showing up around town. Had a blast at the opening for the exhibit at the Portsmouth Museum of Art…and love the whole idea of collaboration.
Below is one of Bumble Bee’s pieces in the museum exhibit.
Saturday morning I was venturing around town with my camera and armed with the Hasselblad Zeiss glass. It is a 100mm lens…which means that the focal plane of the lens is much further than what I’m used to. I typically shoot in the 24mm range and love to shoot wider (meaning lower) whenever I rent a lens. That’s what helps me get so much information and so much landscape goodness in my typical scenes. When Steph and I ventured out running/cycling, I decided to stick with one lens – and brought the 100mm so I forced myself out of my comfort zone in an effort to sharpen my skills. I’m also currently experiencing some serious computer heartburn, so I’m not able to survey the majority of my shots – but I was happy to come away with this quintessential New England seacoast scene.
This boat, “Sagamore” is moored on Sagamore Creek….an inlet stream from the Piscataqua River inland from Portsmouth Harbor. Makes me want to hop on the boat and head out into the open ocean.