South End Sunset

One evening a couple weeks back, my wife and I decided to head to BG’s Boat House for a summer evening dinner.  On our way home on Route 1B, we were greeted by tall clouds that hid the sunset – but didn’t hide the soft orange glow in the sky.

Route 1B | The Road Home

As I was making my way back towards home on the other side of Portsmouth from New Castle, I was savoring the orange glow that just kept getting better.  I had been shooting over at Great Island Common and was ready to pack it in for the day and was in the car planning to have some dinner…thinking the camera was off for the night.  Well, as I was heading down Route 1B towards Portsmouth again – I was greeted by a fireball of a sun just over the horizon, situated perfectly above the Memorial Bridge.  Naturally, I pulled what was probably an illegal u-turn so I could park and grab the tripod…and this was the first set of brackets (exposures) I fired off.

I’ve always liked how the road is windy and curved, and the fact that it splits the bodies of water on either side.  The power lines and the painted lines on the roadway help give this shot a very nice flow…the glowing road helps too!

Route 1B | Portsmouth, NH

This shot was taken on Route 1B (Portsmouth Avenue) looking back towards Portsmouth and the Naval Shipyard off to the right.  This narrow roadway leads to and from the island of New Castle, and off to the right (out of frame) sits the Portsmouth Naval Prison.  Taken at dusk, some lasting rays of sunlight can be seen on the horizon with some wispy rain clouds in the distance, with a few cars motoring by.

Treat yourself to the full size image, posted on black HERE.

Route 1B | Portsmouth, NH

This shot was taken on Route 1B (Portsmouth Avenue) looking back towards Portsmouth and the Naval Shipyard off to the right.  This narrow roadway leads to and from the island of New Castle, and off to the right (out of frame) sits the Portsmouth Naval Prison.  Taken at dusk, some lasting rays of sunlight can be seen on the horizon with some wispy rain clouds in the distance, with a few cars motoring by.

Treat yourself to the full size image, posted on black HERE.