Up North – Fine Art Shoots from North of FL: Fresh Snowfall at Dawn in NH

2013 12 Fine NH Winter Sunrise 14 - Whaleback Light at Sunrise

And now for the final post from New Hampshire.  After the great snowfall from the previous day, and with temperatures threatening to rise over the next several days, I new the following morning was my best opportunity to capture the freshly fallen snow around coastal New Hampshire.  So, I set my alarm for much earlier than I care to get up, managed to drag myself out of bed, and set out for New Castle Common – a favorite location to capture the sunrise.  I arrived about an hour before sunrise to capture all the deep predawn colors that are most vibrant well before sunrise.  The temperature was cold – about 15 degrees – but not quite cold enough for the dramatic ocean fog that appears when the temps are 10 or so degrees colder.

2013 12 Fine NH Winter Sunrise 10 - Whaleback Light at Dawn with Tugboat

As I waited for the sun to rise, I was treated to a great little show – with one of the famous Portsmouth tugs (above) heading out to help guide a large barge into the safety of the harbor and up the Piscatiqua River.  As the sunrise quickly approached, I chose my spot based on some research I had done the night before, fine tuned it a few feet as the first rays of light appeared just above the distant fog bank, and began to snap away, capturing images like you saw at the top of this post.  Once the sun rose out of frame, I headed toward Portsmouth to capture a few photos of the historic town in the early morning light.  The water there was glass-calm and made for some wonderful opportunities, like the one below.

2013 12 Fine NH Winter Sunrise 19 - Portsmouth NH Lobster Boat

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Fine Art Series – Travels North: The Panorama Addendum

So, its been a bit of a crazy couple of months since our summer trip through New England, Pennsylvania and western Virginia.   I have just now had a chance to work on some of the panoramas from the trip.  I didn’t shoot as many as I typically do, but I wanted to share them all the same.

Above is one of the photos that I stitched together to make one of the panoramas.  This is Nubble Light in York, ME at sunrise – using a 400mm lens to make the sun as big as possible in the photo.  What I really liked about this little part of the panorama was the light coming through the house and reflecting through the light.

Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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Light in the House – Celebrating National Lighthouse Day!

You may have seen a post or two from us featuring lighthouses.  Suffice to say, we could be considered a bit obsessive about them.  So, when I discovered today was national lighthouse day, I couldn’t help but put together a collection of my favorite photos from the past several years.  Above is Portland Head Light in Portland, ME, and below is Peggy’s Cove Light, in Peggy Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Here are a few of my favorite shots.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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Fine Art Series – Travels North Part 5: From Dusk ’til Dawn…

Today’s feature is another in our series from our travels through New England.  This shoot was split through two days – dusk one day, and the following dawn.  Did I mention the sun rose at 5:30 and my shoot was an hour from where we were staying.  Yeah – that meant a 4:00 AM wake up.  It was a bit early for my tastes, but well worth it!  The sunrise was amazing over Nubble Light, in York, ME.

The previous evening, we spent our time at Fort McClary – an early 19th century fort constructed to defend the entrance of the Piscatiqua River and the strategically valuable ship-works of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard just a mile up the river.  Here are a few of my favorite shots.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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Fine Art Series – Travels North Part 4: The Rain in Maine Falls…

Okay, so thankfully, it actually wasn’t raining in Maine, but I couldn’t resist the title.  This post will focus on a morning trip I took along the Piscatiqua River, along the Maine shore.  The weather was beautiful, a cool breeze making the low 70 degree weather seem nearly heavenly.  You’ll see a few of the coastal lighthouses as well as a bridge or two and a few of the historic buildings of the seacoast.  If you have any questions about a specific image, just let me know and I’ll make up some history for you!   Here are a few of my favorite shots.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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Freebie HD Wallpaper – New England Winter Part 3: Fog

Welcome to part 3 of our New England adventure.  Today’s theme is fog – and there was lots of it during this predawn shoot.  You don’t normally associate fog with winter, but a few times a season, you’ll find the perfect conditions for fog along the banks of the Piscatiqua.  This day was no exception – it was the coldest day of the season and the resulting difference in the temperature of the open water as compared to the air produced this frigid fog over the river.  It sure made for some pretty unique photography conditions – and with the 15kt wind and 5F temperatures, it also reminded me of the value of gloves (which I neglected to bring).

The photo above was not taken on Halloween, is not from Europe, and does not depict a castle.  Shocking, I know.  In fact, this is the old prison located on the eastern tip of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  Known in its time as the “Alcatraz of the East”, this turn of the century prison housed a wide variety of military prisoners (including U-boat crews) until it was decommissioned in 1974.   You can read more about this fascinating structure here.

If you’ve been following our blog recently, you may recognize the lighthouse above.  This is Whaleback Light – a granite block lighthouse constructed in 1829.  About three years ago, I took a similar sunrise trip to this location under very similar conditions, and took a series of photos as the sun rose over the fog bank.  That photo is one of two that National Geographic selected for their prestigious stock photography site. We’ll see how these do!  Of course, there’s a nice selection of all my favorite shots from this shoot below.  Enjoy!

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Freebie HD Wallpaper – New England Winter Part 2: Coastal NH

Here’s part 2 from our New England fine art excursion.  Today’s theme is Coastal New Hampshire.  On this shoot, I spent a few hours along the coast of Rye and New Castle, as the sun set and the stars begun to shine.

The photo above is of Rye Harbor – a tiny little natural harbor that hosts a tight-knit community, made up mostly of lobstermen.  As the sun set between a few layers of thin winter clouds, it would peek through with vibrant beams that tinted the entire scene.

The seawall at the end of Rye Harbor provided a great natural frame for the Isles of Shoals, located 8 miles off the coast of NH. The photo above is of Star Island.  On its rocky shores you can see the Oceanic Hotel, one of only a few remaining great resorts from the Victorian Era, as well as Gosport Church and a monument to Pastor John Tucke.

As day gave way to night, I traveled a bit further up the coast to New Castle, NH – a small town located on a collection of rocky islands along the south bank of the Piscatiqua River.  The photo below features Whaleback Light – one of my favorite subjects in the area.  Though the moon was out, the clear skies and low humidity allowed me  to capture a generous collection of stars to the east.

Enjoy the photos!

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