Happy Independence Day | Portsmouth Fireworks

Thank you to all of the patriots, past and present, who contribute to earning and maintaining our country’s freedom.

Here is a glimpse of the 2012 Portsmouth fireworks as seen from across the river in Kittery.

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The Waterfront on Independence Day

The Portsmouth Waterfront is a beautiful place.  I’m sure if you mention the word “Portsmouth” to 10 different people – each person will have a twist on what their favorite thing about town is – or their favorite part to visit.  For me – one of the coolest things to do if I have a bit of extra time – is to head over to Maine and appreciate the view of town from afar.  It’s almost like seeing town from a little snow globe – without the snow (for now).  I love the tall monuments and the rich colors and textures of the waterfront real estate.

 

 

 

 

Badger's Island

Badger’s Island is a little slice of Maine that sits in the middle of the Piscataqua River and is connected to Kittery to the north and Portsmouth to the south by the Memorial Bridge.  This little gem of a photo was taken with a medium format lens designed for use on the Hasselblad 500 series camera and is manufactured by Carl Zeiss.  I’ve learned to love this 100mm piece of glass…which seems to bring a nostalgic look and a unique texture to images taken on my Canon 5d Mark II.  I look forward to getting back out in warmer weather and taking the older lenses for more test drives.