Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Commercial Street Tilt

94 Commercial Street, in the Old Port. On the left side of the building is Andy's Old Port Pub and on the right side is Casco Variety. My best guess is that the upper floors are office space. According to property tax records, the building was constructed in 1900. It's notable for the apparent tilt of the structure. Not sure if it's a flaw or a design feature. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Where is this: Smokestack Edition

Feel free to leave a guess (or the indisputably correct answer if you are confident of your Portland spotting abilities) in the form of a comment to this post. I will share the location and another photo or two of this mystery location tomorrow. 

Also, while you are here, here is a a preview of the January 2012 page of my calendar (on sale here!):

Monday, November 28, 2011

Spring Street Diptych

A diptych of a spot on Free Street that always catches me eye.

Also, in honor of Cyber Monday, you can use the code cybermonday40 for 40% off a purchase at Corey Templeton Photography. One day only. No pressure!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small Business Saturday

In honor of Small Business Saturday, here are some great coupons to local small businesses in Portland that are valid today and tomorrow. The coupons are via Portland's Downtown District.

A couple photos of small businesses:

Bakery on the Hill, 253 Congress Street. 

Port City Bikes, 82 Parris Street. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Black Friday

These photos are of the tree in Monument Square, post-tree lighting ceremony. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks

The Time & Temperature building, Thanksgiving Day 2011:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler

Here are a few photos from today's 30th annual Thanksgiving Day 4-miler. The course involves a "two loop tour of Portland's Downtown and Old Port districts" and is held rain, shine, or freezing cold temperatures (as was the case this morning).  A portion of this year's proceeds benefited the St. Patricks' Secondary School in Iten, Kenya and also Portland Trails. There was also a food drive aspect, benefitting Project FEED.

Heading into Monument Square on Congress Street

"It's all downhill from here."

Watch out for ice.

Final Turn 
Near the finish line (pardon the colors of the photo, there was some extreme contrast to deal with...)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Busiest Travel Day

They say today is the busiest travel day of the year. Here are a few photos of the Jetport, taken during the terminal expansion open house back in October.

Tower of control.

Fedex operations and part of the Portland skyline, dominated by Maine Medical Center from this angle. 

A small panorama of the skyline from the top of the airport parking garage.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Merrill's Wharf

Merrill's Wharf is off of Commercial Street (as wharves in Portland tend to be) in the Old Port area. It's an active wharf that's home to marine operations and also the newly renovated Cumberland Cold Storage building which is now home to the law firm Pierce Atwood LLP. Yesterday's lobster boat photos were from the same wharf. Here's some more:

Canyon of Barrels.

Pierce Atwood LLP headquarters, in the beautifully renovated Cumberland Cold Storage building

Pierce Atwood HQ and the end of the pier. 

Monday, November 21, 2011


Lobster boat docked at Merrill's Wharf.

Metallica-themed lobster boat name, I approve.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Either Way

Looking down at Commercial Street from the Casco Bay Bridge.

Looking back at Portland from the Bridge.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

American Censorship Day

In case you haven't been on the internet all day and missed it, today is American Censorship Day, because today the US House Judiciary Committee has a hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act.  Check out this website for some interesting details about how this act could negatively affect the internet at large. This article on has a good summary of today's proceedings. To summarize the potential negative aspects of the act, if implemented:
"It would, in effect, allow companies to bypass the judicial system and take down or block websites simply by accusing a user of posting just potentially infringing content on a website. That could be as little as posting on a forum and talking about product, posting a picture of you with a logo in it, or posting a video with music in the background..."
As an internet content creator, a very small and insignificant one, I think these are valid concerns and I throw my support with the American Censorship Day organization.


The Custom House, one of my favorite Portland buildings, getting some upkeep done. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Autumn Afternoon

Outside of Maria's Restaurant, 337 Cumberland Avenue.

Fallen leaves on Deering Street. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Better Know a Street: Wall Street

Located off the peninsula in the Riverton neighborhood, Wall Street is a surprisingly quaint and quiet residential street. You can find this street on Google maps here. I expected to see some Occupy Maine protesters here but there were none in sight.

Corner of Wall Street and Forest Avenue. Yes, that is my new (used) bicycle.

Looking back towards the Forest Avenue end of Wall Street.

 I thought I was in Manhattan for a minute!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sunset from the Water

Sunset and skyline. Yes, I still have more photos from last weekend's Casco Bay Lines ferry trip.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Leaving Town

Departing Portland on the Casco Bay Lines mailboat run 
Land ahoy! From the lower deck. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mailboat Run

More photos from the Casco Bay Lines mailboat run. I took the trip as part of a recent Maine Photography Flickr Group Meetup. This year-round cruise departs twice daily and is described as such on the CBL website:

"An integral part of our island communities, the Mailboat is a true working boat carrying passengers, mail and freight to the islands of Casco Bay—Little Diamond, Great Diamond, Long, Cliff and Chebeague. As the longest-operating service of its kind, this tour is a wonderful way to see the sights of the Bay."

Arriving back in Portland for the sunset.


Departing Portland. You can see Bug Light and Portland Headlight in the distance.
I have a bunch more photos form the cruise that I will share soon. Also, today is election day so vote! If you live in Portland, here is some info about where to go. I submitted my absentee ballot last week and look forward to seeing the outcome of the mayoral election in addition to the state referendums.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2012 Calendar

The 2012 calendar is now available over here at Cafepress. Clicking the image below will also take you to the page where you can place an order. 2012 is still a ways out, but I've gotten more than one email asking about the calendar so I have been busy working on it the last week. If 12 months is too much of a commitment, you can always purchase individual prints of my photos here. If anyone has any questions or suggestions about this year's calendar, feel free to shoot me an email

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mayoral Election Signs

A little mosaic of mayoral signs around town. All 15 candidates are represented. (Note -The John Eder sign is a picture taken of my computer screen because I haven't seen any Eder signs around town in the last several days. Also, some signs are cut off a little due to the automatic mosaic maker which saves time).

Friday, November 4, 2011

To the North

Portion of the Portland skyline from South Portland.

The new Pierce Atwood HQ can be seen in the center of this photo in a former warehouse building.