Skating Puddle Dock Pond
Skaters enjoy the outdoor rink at Strawbery Banke, a living history museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Puddle Dock was the name of the tidal waterway that once flowed through the area that the museum now stands on. Back in the 1800’s this was a somewhat rowdy, disreputable area with many bars and brothels. Preservation and Revitalization of the neighborhoods along this section of Portsmouth Harbor in the 1900’s has made it a popular and elegant section of town.
Skaters on Frog Pond
I took this photograph, enhanced by artistic filters, of skaters on Frog Pond in Boston Common. The John Hancock skyscraper rises in the background. This ice rink typically opens in mid-November as can been seen by the leaves still on the trees. Ice skate rentals and lessons are available, services provided by the Skating Club of Boston in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
Mount Chocorua, with an elevation of 3480′, has a characteristic rocky peak that can be seen for miles in this area of the White Mountains. This is a popular destination for hikers, since the bald summit provides ample views of mountains to the north and west. Devoid of the usual radio antennas, the mountain offers a picturesque scene, especially when viewed from Chocorua Lake. I took the photograph for an Exeter Arts Committee theme show titled “Reflections” that opens this Friday Oct 2nd. I used High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing to accentuate the details in the image. The reflection of the peak and sky in the calm waters of the lake add interest to the scene.
I captured these photographs at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH. I used some extreme filter settings on them for the Exeter Arts Committee exhibition “Other Worldly” held in conjunction with the Exeter UFO Festival (Sep 4-6, 2015).
Dover Farmers Market
The Seacoast Artist Association theme show for August is Local Farmers Markets, so I took these two photographs at the one in Dover, New Hampshire. This market is held Wednesday afternoons June – October at the Dover Chamber of Commerce parking lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Central. Folk musicians entertain the crowd as part of the Cocheco Arts Festival during some weeks in July and August.
White canopies shield the produce and baked goods from the sun and rain. Customers inspect the goods and learn more about where our food comes from. Several of the stands are from organic farms in the area. There are some unusual varieties of vegetables like purple green beans. The displays are colorful, the vendors are friendly and knowledgeable, and the products are fresh. I used artistic filters to simplify and enhance the images.
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