Great Island Common & Whaleback Light

Great Island Common in New Castle, NH is a great destination – you can catch all the colors of a sunset on the horizon over the Atlantic Ocean, you can see Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse – and you can even see Whaleback Light (shown below) out in the harbor. I was happy I’d made the drive this evening despite the frigid air and strong winds…always nice to find some natural beauty here on the seacoast.

Great Island Common & Whaleback Light

Great Island Common in New Castle, NH is a great destination – you can catch all the colors of a sunset on the horizon over the Atlantic Ocean, you can see Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse – and you can even see Whaleback Light (shown below) out in the harbor. I was happy I’d made the drive this evening despite the frigid air and strong winds…always nice to find some natural beauty here on the seacoast.

The Oar House Deck & Tugboats

I’ve been wanting to get a great shot of the tugboats in a nice winter setting, but the Portsmouth Harbor Cruise deck is now blocked off from visitors. Instead I had to climb up on the side of the Oar House’s deck so that I could get a glimpse of the winter scene and work in some of the waterfront buildings and the Moran Towing tugboats.

Don’t you just feel cold looking at this photo?

The Oar House Deck & Tugboats

I’ve been wanting to get a great shot of the tugboats in a nice winter setting, but the Portsmouth Harbor Cruise deck is now blocked off from visitors. Instead I had to climb up on the side of the Oar House’s deck so that I could get a glimpse of the winter scene and work in some of the waterfront buildings and the Moran Towing tugboats.

Don’t you just feel cold looking at this photo?

The Press Room & A New Project

The Press Room is a staple in Portsmouth’s music/bar scene, as often highlighted over at The Beer Drinking Report, and it’s one of the few places that continues to bring live music to guests. It had a good atmosphere despite being an early Tuesday evening thanks to the Larry Garland Jazz Jam and plenty of patrons.

What brought me to the Press Room tonight was a meeting with Dan Freund of ShortStream.tv to discuss the opportunity to use some of my photographs in the intro sequence to a new web series being launched at the site next Friday, January 15th. (I’ll remind everyone again next week). Dan is a very interesting fellow, and I’m excited to see his talents integrate some of my work to a series that highlights Portsmouth and its people.

Check out some video from the evening for a better taste of the Tuesday night ambiance (complete with cameo by the famed Tristan of the PBR Summer).