A South End Moment | At Sunrise

A South End Moment | At Sunrise

Early morning light kisses the face of several historic buildings that line the South End waterfront in Portsmouth, NH.  The glass-like waters ensure a calmness in the scene.

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Buoy & Boat | Portsmouth Waterfront

Buoy & Boat | Portsmouth Waterfront

Quite possibly my favorite boat along the Portsmouth, NH waterfront.  This boat along with a red skiff sat at rest on an early winter morning at high tide just after sunrise.  The stillness of the water and the colors of the elements make this one of my favorite images of the year.

Wood Island Amidst The Sea Smoke

Wood Island Amidst The Sea Smoke

This winter has been remarkable in terms of the volume of snow and the intenseness of the cold.  One of the amazing sunrises I’ve ever seen was watched from Great Island Common – and while Whaleback Lighthouse and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse are my favorite vistas – this image of the Wood Island Lifesaving Station brought a new almost mystical feeling to the structure that’s fallen into significant disrepair.  The color of the massive sea smoke is from the day’s first sunlight and gives the scene an awesome feel. You can almost make out the fishing boat beneath the bird that is heading out to sea.

Colors of The South End

Colors of The South End

After a stunning sunrise shoot out in Rye Harbor, I took my favorite long-route home through historic downtown New Castle and made a couple key stops along the way to enjoy the morning and other familiar favorite scenes.  This shot from the bridge on the way back into Portsmouth features the vibrant colors of the homes along the water in the South End and a lone boat. Simplicity is perfection.