Essence of Summer Part 4: Bridges and Birds

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Part Four from our Essence of Summer collection is a bit of a grab bag of photos that didn’t really fit into our other posts, but are images we thought you would enjoy all the same.  Above, is a photo of the new Memorial Bridge standing sentry across the then placid Piscatiqua River between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME.  Below is one of my all time favorite wildlife photos.  The day after the above photo, we went out to Four Tree Island again to shoot the El Galeon, but stumbled upon a flock of migratory arctic turns dive-bombing their prey along the shores of the island.  It was truly amazing to watch these birds hover, shoot into the water, and rise up, taking to the air with their meal expertly held in their beaks.

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Down East Adventures: A Day in the Life of Coastal Fog

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting a series of HD 1080P wallpaper from our recent summer travels through Appalachian Virginia, New Hampshire and Vermont.  To kick things off, we’ve got a rather splendid day spent photographing fog along the Piscatiqua River in Coastal NH.  As day gave way to the soft tones of dusk, the sun broke through the clouds, transitioning into a sunset that literally cast pinks and oranges and purples over the entire sky.  And yet still, even with the fiery colors above, the fog lingered over the swiftly moving river, glowing bright pink as the last memories of light faded into the night.  It was truly a gorgeous display of God’s artistry in creation and an absolute joy to be able to photograph.

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Exploring East: Travels Along the Atlantic States – NH Sunset & Stars

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With a wet and dreary couple of days giving way to Florida-style hot and humid weather, we headed back into Portsmouth, NH for a rather warm and sticky evening.  Thankfully, we were sufficiently distracted by photographing the progress on the new Memorial Bridge (above) and capturing one of the city’s great summertime traditions – an evening play (this year was Annie) put on by the Prescott Park Arts Festival (below).   While sweat may or may not have been pouring down my forehead, I ventured out onto the docks to capture some long time exposures of the Memorial Bridge, cast in brilliant light by an amazing sunset.  Once the sun set, I rejoined my family at the play, and took some time to capture the very talented cast at work.  I have to say, for a guy that could really do without musicals, I quite enjoyed the show.  If you find yourself in the New Hampshire seacoast area this summer, you should definitely check it out.

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Memorial Bridge – Rediscovering a 90 Year Old Panorama

So, I’ve always been a big history fan.  Recently, this has manifested itself in a borderline obsession with the Memorial Bridge, in Portsmouth, NH.  In researching the building of the bridge at The Portsmouth Athenaeum’s website, I found a large archive of photos from the construction process (see the video I created below from 1920’s news reel and photos during the construction of the bridge).   But what really peaked my interest was a series of 6 photos, taken from the same vantage point (the top of the North Tower) and seeming to have been designed to be displayed together in a primitive sort of panorama.

And that got me wondering – would it be possible to stitch these 90 year old photos together into a modern panorama?  First, I tried our commercial stitching program, but due to slight differences in the images and limited overlap, it wasn’t coming together as I hoped.  So much for the easy way!  But by this point I was determined – and started to stitch the photos together manually using Photoshop.  After about an hour, I had a pretty presentable final product (above).

I still get a kick out of the idea that 90 year old images, taken with a comparatively rudimentary camera, were able to be turned into a modern panorama.  Pretty exciting stuff – Enjoy!

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HD Time Lapse – Remembering the Memorial Bridge

As you may have heard, last night the main span of the Memorial Bridge (Portsmouth, NH) was floated out – severing the 89 year connection the bridge made between New Hampshire and Maine.  As a tribute, I put together the video below.  It incorporates a few of our images, but even better than that, I put together a multiple-camera HD time lapse video from the webcam photos of  Being 1,200 or so miles from Portsmouth, it was a real blessing to be able to watch the bridges final hours.  Many kudos to the folks that put these webcams together!

The video finishes with vintage footage and a few vintage stills from news reels back in the 1920s that feature the construction and opening day for the bridge.  If you would like to read more about this great bridge and see more photos of its inauguration, check out

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