Photograph – New Castle

Safe Harbor in New Castle

Safe Harbor in New Castle

I took these idyllic scenes of the Pisctataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor from Goat Island in New Castle, NH. There’s a kayak put-in on this small chunk of land that includes a couple of homes and the Kittery Point Yacht Club. The island provides footings for two bridges that connect Portsmouth with New Castle. Several other islands can be seen in this section of tidal river. The distinctive yellow of the Wentworth-Coolidge mansion can be seen on the far shoreline.
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Art Shows in July

Thomas Laighton

  • My Thomas Laighton boat photograph is on display in the Sheaf Warehouse as part of the NHAA‘s summer exhibition for the Prescott Park Arts Festival – reception is July 1st 5-7 pm.
  • The Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH opens a new theme show titled “Sky Images”. This is at the new SAA gallery at 130 Water Street in downtown Exeter, NH – reception is July 1st 4-7 pm.
  • Small-format prints of some of my Stamp Treks series photographs are now available in the gift shelf section of the SAA Gallery – these affordable 5×7 prints are mounted on 8×10 mats and include the postage stamps that inspired them

 

Photograph – New York City

New York City offers the photographer endless opportunities for interesting compositions. Here’s a few photos I took back in 2003, all of which have been enhanced using artistic filters to give them a “painterly” appearance.

This view of the New York City skyline was taken on a walk through Central Park. The most visited urban park in the world, this 843-acre rectangular park lies in the middle of Manhattan. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvin Vaux in 1857. It includes gardens, ball fields, trails, theaters, tracks, playgrounds, numerous picturesque bridges, a zoo, and even has its own police precinct.

Central Park Skyline View

Central Park Skyline View

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Stamp Treks – Phillips Exeter Academy Library

Phillips Exeter Academy Library

Phillips Exeter Academy Library

The Class of 1945 Library at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire was designed by famous architect Louis Kahn. Considered a masterpiece of modern architecture, the facility’s key feature is the interior atrium that reaches 5 stories, punctuated by large circular openings that reveal the stacks of books on the upper floors.

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