Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas

Thank you to everyone for all of your support and kind words over the years and once again in 2013.  As always, I have enjoyed heading out with my camera in pursuit of the character that defines Portsmouth and the seacoast, and managed to see some unbelievable sunrises/sunsets and storms in the process.  I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas to you and your families!

Snowy South End

This has long been one of my favorite vantage points of the historic South End neighborhood.  In this image, a snowy south end basks in soft early morning light a few days after the first storms of the season.

Strawbery Banke in the Snow

 

A quiet afternoon at Strawbery Banke in the snow from a few winters back.  I’m trying to mentally prepare for the winter ahead and I’m looking forward to our first big storm to get out and photograph the quiet side of Portsmouth that comes around.

Winter at The Marina

What a difference a week makes! Last week we were reminded that winter is still officially here with a nice snow storm, which dumped 10 or so inches of snow around the seacoast.  This week, we are eyeing temperatures that are predicted to climb into the 60s, a reminder that spring is only around the corner. 

My favorite part of winter is the moment when the skies clear and all the trees and fresh snow are still serenely undisturbed – it’s best when this is the morning after the storm and the skies are richly blue.  The sky is a bit ominous still in this shot of the Great Cove Boat Club, but it’s better than nothing.

Winter in Portsmouth

Winter has finally arrived here in Portsmouth.  During lunchtime, I went for a walk through the sharp winds and the plentiful snow.  I visited my favorite spots and captured this tugboat image with the flakes flying in the moody scene. I’ve got a tradition going with myself, so when there is a respectable snowstorm moving through the area – I make a point to capture the Moran Towing tugs in the rugged setting.

Also, please don’t forget to swing by the Kennedy Gallery to say hello tonight (Friday March 2nd) between 5 and 8pm!