South Mill Pond Sunset

South Mill Pond Sunset

South Mill Pond

Here is a little taste of the South Mill Pond as seen in the late afternoon/early evening.  I’ve always adored the little house & building right on the water here across from Sanders Fish Market.  I’d never crept down onto the rocks until this afternoon – and it gave me a much better view of the water as it streamed into the South Mill Pond from the Back Channel as the tide was coming in.

The blurred water is the product of a long exposure….which was due to the use of the neutral density filter to darken the lens…which also lends a warmer feel to the image with all of the sunlight that was allowed into the camera’s sensor during the shot.

Portsmouth 4th of July Fireworks

Fireworks | South Mill Pond

Portsmouth’s 4th of July celebration will be taking place tonight (July 3rd) at 9:15!  The display will be set off over the South Mill Pond by the City – just across from City Hall.  I’ll be out of town, so I want everyone to take photos and post them to The Daily Portsmouth’s Facebook Page so I can enjoy them from out of town!  Happy shooting everyone…enjoy what I’m sure will be a gorgeous display along with the great weather and the celebrations over the long weekend (and be safe).  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Check out the official page at the City’s website HERE.  In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites from last year’s display that I shot just over the South Mill Pond.

The Infamous Portsmouth Middle School (& the Stinky Mill Pond)

There has been a significant amount of talk around Portsmouth about its old middle school building, and what to do about it.  The City Council recently approved (finally) a $37.5 million bond to renovate and expand the existing middle school as seen here on Parrott Avenue.

I used to park near the school for work before the City began to debate what to do with the building, and since then I’ve always liked to see the old brick building perched over the South Mill Pond.

The Infamous Portsmouth Middle School (& the Stinky Mill Pond)

There has been a significant amount of talk around Portsmouth about its old middle school building, and what to do about it.  The City Council recently approved (finally) a $37.5 million bond to renovate and expand the existing middle school as seen here on Parrott Avenue.

I used to park near the school for work before the City began to debate what to do with the building, and since then I’ve always liked to see the old brick building perched over the South Mill Pond.