Buoy & Boat | Portsmouth Waterfront
Quite possibly my favorite boat along the Portsmouth, NH waterfront. This boat along with a red skiff sat at rest on an early winter morning at high tide just after sunrise. The stillness of the water and the colors of the elements make this one of my favorite images of the year.
Reflections on The River
The late day light and the calmness of the Piscataqua River drew me immediately to this image – which reminded me of an impressionist painting. While this is very far from my ordinary work, it’s also one of my recent favorites and I hope you enjoy it too.
Another glimpse of life on the water in Portsmouth. This image was taken from Peirce Island near my favorite boat launch. The low tide allowed me to sneak a bit closer to the water and further from the shore than I usually would…and I’m happy with the results. Another example of why it pays to wake up a bit early.
With interesting weather and light, one of my favorite things to do is find a wide open vista to capture all of the grand intricacies. The Memorial Bridge seems a bit more grandiose when it’s sandwiched in between beautiful reflections on the Piscataqua and interesting cloud cover above. The lift span is now up, and has been for more than a week at this point – and I hope to find some inviting conditions to get back and capture a few more images before the span is floated out at the end of January.
Evening comes early these days, so I’m looking forward to experimenting with night shooting all over again. The long shadows of the Middle Bridge reach towards the decks in this night shot, with the salt piles illuminated off to the left.
I have much to be thankful for this year – but I wanted to be sure to thank everyone for continuing to support The Daily Portsmouth!! It’s been an amazing year with many twists and turns, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Looking forward to the Holidays and to seeing what next year has in store!
Stay tuned for more information on the relocation of The Daily Portsmouth’s office as well as a new collaborative gallery space that I’ll be working on downtown! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. Drop a note to let me know what you are thankful for!
Today is a very strong image that will always have a special place in my heart. I’ve been visiting the archives lately with my camera being in for repair…and came across the photos from this evening last spring. It will always stand out in my mind, and will always be an amazing gift from my Grandmother Grace. Such intense sunlight and richly textured clouds to capture the incredible color.
If you’ve been a regular visitor, you know that it’s rare that I feature people or animals….this particular afternoon at the beach, I couldn’t help but admire the simple beauty of the happy dog running in the sand in the ridiculously nice afternoon light. The reflections of the water and the snow on the rooftops add a context to an otherwise typical beach scene…and something I never make the time to appreciate. Sometimes it’s nice to make exceptions! (Be sure to check this one out in large format by clicking the image…you can see just how crisp that doggie is against the water and the blue sky/water)
I’ve always been drawn to the waterfront. Today features two different bodies of water in New England…the image above was taken from the Oyster River and looks out towards Little Bay (the body of water leading into the much discussed and troubled Great Bay). The image below was snapped moments after the sun retreated behind a private pond in remote northern Maine. Very different scenes with immense beauty (in my mind at least).
During our visit in San Francisco, I wanted to get out for at least a couple adventures. The evening walk that my brother Dave and I went on ended up bringing us down around the financial district and the Transamerica Pyramid that I featured a couple weeks back. We enjoyed a stroll around the area on a late summer evening, with the typical business meetings/dinners going on and plenty of foot and road traffic to be captured. As we were about to head home…we decided that we were too close to the water not to make a stop.
Thankfully, the Bay Bridge (which connects San Francisco to Oakland) was beautifully lit in the late evening air over the water. This has been one of the favorites that people seem to gravitate to of all the shots from my trip. One of my favorites from the trip was taken a few minutes later, featuring one of the office towers of Embarcadero Center in the Financial District.
The calmness of the Piscataqua River reflects the clouds of the summer sky and the trees along Peirce Island.