This morning I got up at 3.00am to travel to Lawrence Massachusetts to photograph the sunrise. I arrived at Riverfront State Park to find that the access to the boat-launch area was gated off. I managed to carry both of my
cameras and tripods down to the Merrimack River past the
barriers. As I set up I managed to anger a group of geese that were sleeping at one end of the ramp. Moving to the opposite side of the launch seemed to calm them down.
I began to shoot across the River to catch the illuminated skyline of the City. I continued to shoot while waiting for the sun to poke out. The weather forecast was for clear skies and was totally incorrect. While I continued to shoot the clouds continued to increase. Sometimes the best laid plans just do not work out.
However I did manage to get some great images of the skyline as well as the geese and ducks. Maybe next time
the sun will make an appearance.
On Monday night I arrived at work to find out that I wasn’t needed. Thanks to Amy S I took a vacation day and travelled up to Portsmouth New Hampshire to do some night shooting.
The city is beautiful at night and was very busy. I wanted to get some images of the new Memorial Bridge. I went over to Pierce Island and Four Tree Park and found a great view of the Bridge as well as the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. I spent a couple of hours moving and shooting.
Then I went downtown and found some areas that were interesting. The hour was getting late as I continued to move from one area to another and the police officer on patrol was starting to become concerned.
I finished up at a little area of sidewalk picnic areas and small restaurants. It was a night well spent.
After checking the weather forecast for the weekend I decided to make the trip Friday to Portland Maine to shoot sunset and the city. My friend Rick Berk suggested that I try Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth for the best sunset images.
I made the mistake of traveling on the busiest time and weekend. It seemed to take forever to get where I wanted to go. I finally arrived and took the last parking place in the lot. The location was as good as advertised.
I took my equipment over to a grassy area with several benches and set up. There were several other people there to enjoy the sunset. I spent some time talking with a very lovely lady about my photography and shared some images that were from my previous work. It was great to share a conversation and the sunset with such a great lady. I hope that she enjoys the images that she suggested i capture.
As it became darker, I travelled down to Downtown Portland to shoot some city images. The streets were loaded with people enjoying the restaurant and bars. I found a parking garage that wasn’t full and drove up to the roof where I spent a couple of hours documenting the Friday night crowd.
Finally I drove over to Bug Light Park and shot some images across the Harbor. I looked at my watch and realized that It was much later than I thought so I shut down and headed home. I hope you enjoy the images that resulted.