An Afternoon on The Decks

The Decks in Portsmouth have seen quite a change in the past few years.  Poco’s no longer has its waterside locale, but has a new rooftop perch – as does River House and a few new restaurants likely to show up at the Martingale Wharf.  In this shot you can picture the laid back afternoon as people enjoy the return of a tugboat and some ice cream by the waterfront.  The Old Ferry Landing’s easily recognized bright red canvas (and logo) is a nice touch of vibrancy in this warm weather image.

Poco's Bow Street Cantina

In the latest installation of Portsmouth’s restaurants – Poco’s Bow Street Cantina is featured.  Poco’s is probably best known for its nachos and outdoor deck/watering hole with delicious margaritas and Smuttynose on draft – but they also have a beautiful interior.  Every time I eat indoors, I’m drawn to this beautiful painting with its curvaceous shape – mirroring the street the restaurant is located on (Bow Street).  Looking forward to many outdoor visits throughout the spring/summer as long as mother nature is willing to make it comfortable, but it’s good to know inside I’ll be greeted by some old school New England interior.

Dusk on Pleasant Street

There’s something about a vertical streetscape shot that just does it for me.  The tall frame seems to fit nicely on the layout of the website, so I thought it would be appropriate to follow up on the straight on shot of Brazo on Pleasant Street from last week with a vertical one.  I love the little alcoves that welcome people into the building, and they make for an interesting flow through the frame.  In the next couple days I’ll be mixing it up with some shots from the archives as I plot out my next evening venture.

Ri Ra | Portsmouth, NH

For the next few weeks I’m renting a 14mm (very wide angle) lens, so I thought what better place to test it out than in Ri Ra to get a real flavor of the restaurant and its historic dome. For more info, head over to their site and click the “History” tab, or stop by the building constructed in 1803 and read the plaque that the owners put near the front door.

The folks over at Ri Ra were very friendly and welcoming to me setting up shop with my tripod (which can sort of get in the way in a busy restaurant), thanks for being accommodating!  Hope you enjoy the shot.

Ri Ra | Portsmouth, NH

For the next few weeks I’m renting a 14mm (very wide angle) lens, so I thought what better place to test it out than in Ri Ra to get a real flavor of the restaurant and its historic dome. For more info, head over to their site and click the “History” tab, or stop by the building constructed in 1803 and read the plaque that the owners put near the front door.

The folks over at Ri Ra were very friendly and welcoming to me setting up shop with my tripod (which can sort of get in the way in a busy restaurant), thanks for being accommodating!  Hope you enjoy the shot.