I took this image, enhanced with artistic filters, for a special celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Portsmouth Public Library. The vantage point is from halfway up the circular stairway leading up to the second floor. The America Bald Eagle sculpture surveys the space below from his perch hanging from the stairwell ceiling. This and works by many other area artists will be part of the “Views of PPL” in the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library November 1st to January 3rd. Come meet the artists at the reception Sunday November 6th 2-4 PM.
I have several new photographs on display at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery in Exeter, NH this month. I entered this scene of two horses grazing in the fields at the University of New Hampshire equestrian center for the monthly theme show. This is a great place to visit – you can check out the many horses stabled there in the barn and take in all the other atletic and cultural events on the campus.
A couple of HDR images from downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. The first is the Custom House Maritime Museum, a great little place that showcases Newburyport’s rich seafaring heritage. Among their holdings on display are ship models, shipyard dioramas, and maritime paintings. The building was constructed in 1835 as a custom house, a facility where taxes were collected on imported goods arriving in the harbor. As Newburyport is the birthplace of the Coast Guard, there is a room devoted to the history of that organization from its roots as a string of shoreline life saving stations. The navigation buoy seen in the image is over 60 years old – this style of buoy was used to mark where the water was deep enough for boats.
These images capture some interesting scenes I took on a recent trip to Gloucester, Massachusetts. I used HDR processing followed by artistic filters on all the images in this series to give them a painterly look. There is of course the obligatory Fisherman’s Memorial, which I still cherish as a childhood memory from trips our family took to this area. The statue looks out to the sea and is dedicated to the many fishermen who have lost their lives in their dangerous profession.
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge is a wide cable-stayed bridge connecting Boston and Charlestown, Massachusetts over the Charles River. Part of interstate 93, it was built as part of Boston’s “big dig” project. The bridge was named after the civil rights activist Lenny Zakim and the American colonists who fought the British in the Battle of Bunker Hill.