Portsmouth Beneath Fresh Snow

Portsmouth Beneath Fresh Snow on Thanksgiving Day

This winter’s first snowstorm left just in time to leave behind a beautiful coating of fresh snow beneath clear skies.  The earliest light of the morning was the most intense with the base of the clouds lit up with bright oranges and pinks, but by the time I made it over to the Kittery waterfront for a clear view of the Portsmouth skyline, the clouds had almost entirely blown out to sea.  It was a real treat to watch the skies change and the clouds clear out and transition into a beautiful day.  I have very much to be thankful for this year and this was one more reminder as I headed home to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family.

Brewster's In The Snow

After one of our recent storms, I decided that the snow clinging to the roofs was too good to miss taking  a few photographs.  I headed to Peirce Island, which always has a mountain of snow from the city’s removal, to see what some of my favorite familiar scenes were looking like.  I found Brewster’s in the snow surrounded by water and the weather, with the subtle glow of the waterfront lantern adding some interest to the scene.

A Grey Afternoon on Peirce Island

This is another take on the classic South End vista as seen from Peirce Island on a grey afternoon.  Only a few moments later, the sun broke through the clouds and created a soft glow in the sky after it sank below the horizon.  Thanks to my friend and fellow local photographer, the incredibly talented Adam Woodworth, I made it a point to get out to see what the sky might hold for the end of the day. While I didn’t come away with anything exceptional, it was great to get out and shoot with someone that is inspirational and helps keep me motivated to pursue the beauty around us.