Photograph – Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge

The iconic Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This bridge was rebuilt in 2013 and serves to connect New Hampshire and Maine over the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth Harbor. It was constructed to look like the historic span it replaced, a truss bridge with two towers that lift the center section to allow ships to pass. This is a High Dynamic Range photograph that uses several bracketed exposures merged into a single image with a wide tonal spectrum and exquisite detail.
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Photograph – Portland Head Light

Portland Head Lighthouse

Portland Head Lighthouse

Portland Head Light overlooks Casco Bay at Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Surrounded by beautiful grounds of Fort Williams Park, it is often the site of weddings and attracts lighthouse-lovers, sightseers, and harbor cruise boats. First lit in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in Maine. It stands 101 feet tall and its fourth order Fresnel lens has a range of 24 nautical miles. I took this shot while on a cruise of Casco Bay out of Portland. I applied an art filter which simplifies the details of the image, imparting a painterly look to the composition.

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Photograph – Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

This image of a Hermit Crab was taken at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH.  I applied an art filter to give it a painterly look that accentuates the colors of the animal, its shell, and rocky/sandy habitat. This species has a soft, spiral abdomen which it protects by using an empty sea snail shell. He’s able to retract into the shell and does so readily when handled or threatened. The crab needs to swap for larger shells as it grows.

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Photograph – Short Bigeye

Short Bigeye

Short Bigeye

This is a Short Bigeye, a subtropical fish who’s most pronounced feature is its large eye. Just eight inches long, this fish is often found in reef habitats with rocky bottoms. It generally lives in the Atlantic Ocean off North America, typically in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. This individual was photographed in an aquarium tank of the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH – it was likely brought northward of its usual range by the Gulf Stream.  I applied an art filter to this image, emphasizing the deep orange color and well-defined scales.
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Photograph – Blue Lobster

Blue Lobster

Blue Lobster

Lobsters are usually orange with dark green spots, but one in a couple of million have this blue color, caused by a genetic mutation. I took this photo at the Seacoast Science Center, where he is a resident in one of their aquarium tanks. I turned up the saturation just a bit and added a posterization filter effect to highlight the hard edges and unique colorization of this lobster’s carapace.
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