A flower popping up in Post Office Park in Portland's Old Port:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This single photo is from the Spring Street/Free Street parking garage next to the Civic Center. The building on the far right is MECA (The Porteous Mitchell & Braun building), the middle light-colored brick is a chimney on the side of the MECA building, and the far left building might be the back of a building that faces Congress Street.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This photo was taken following yesterday's bench photo. The colors seem a bit odd, and I would have stuck around for some more creative shots, but as you can see by the little waves in the harbor it was mighty windy (and cold). Bug Light Park is a popular place for kite flying, but it was actually too windy for that on Saturday unless you are a pro-kite flyer.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Quite a while ago I started a flickr group called Portland Maine Daily Photo. The idea was to invite people to share Flickr photos in this group that they would like to have featured on this blog. I participate in a few other Flickr groups that do a similar thing (the Consumerist.com group or our local HillyTown flickr group for instance). Anyhow, I guess the idea passed because once I set up my group I didn't mention it to anyone. A couple weeks ago adventphotography added a few photos to my group, so here is one. Thanks for sharing!
|© Adventphotography via Flickr|
If you Flickr and would like to share a photo with readers of this blog, feel free to add a photo or two to my Group. The fine print:
If you have a photo of Portland, Maine and would like to share it on my blog, please share it here. I will credit you accordingly if your image is used and I will link it back to your Flickr account. You will retain all rights to your photos. Unfortunately I can't provide any monetary rewards, but perhaps you will get a few extra visitors to your photostream and some comments!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
For this installment, we will take a little look at a little trail. Jack Path is only about 600 feet long, but it gets the job done. It connects Walnut Street and a section of North Street, by the East End Community School. The path was officially established in 2007. Check out the Portland Trails website for maps and information about their many excellent trails.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The building front a center here, on Cumberland Ave, is part of an especially dismal stretch of Cumberland Avenue. I believe the blank wall belongs to the Fair Point company (formerly owned by Verizon, formerly New England Telephone & Telegram, formerly Bell, or something like that) so I presume the reason for the blank walls is that the inside is filled with telecommunications equipment (a series of tubes perhaps).
Anyhow, you may be familiar with the Art All Around project by the Maine Center for Creativity, in which several oil tanks in South Portland are being decorated. The artist, Jaime Gili of London, won the competition to have his designs used on the tanks. Here is one of the artist's tank designs applied to this blank wall:
Really spruces it up, eh? I wouldn't want to look at something too crazy if I lived in the Back Bay Tower and my condo looked at this wall, but it wouldn't be worse than a blank wall I think. Feel free to download the above photo and photoshop your own creative design onto this wall. If I had something of value to give, or owned the building, I would make this a competition.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
So I'm still thinking about registering a domain for this blog. Here are some ideas, any feedback? My top priority is to take better pictures, but a fancy domain name wouldn't hurt anything. I think I registered portlandmainedailyphoto a few years ago but never did anything with it and let it expire. I'm learning towards PortlandDailyPhoto.com. I've been using that in the blog's header image for quite some time now,.
A long time ago I posted some snapshots of different manhole covers found in Portland. I came upon this one recently. I wonder if it came from another city? It says "The Bureau of Water Supply." Our local water company is the Portland Water District.
I've never seen one of these opened before. I wonder how often these are used for actual emergencies? I probably wouldn't even think of using one of these during an emergency.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Maine Restaurant Week is still going strong. I don't see Street & Co. on the list of participating restaurants, but it is a restaurant that is located in Maine and I took the photo this week so I will share it. I was playing around with some tone-mapping on these photos:
Looking down Wharf Street:
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Looking up the other side of Custom House Wharf:
As requested in the form of a comment on yesterday's post, I have posted a larger-sized version of yesterday's photo to a new page titled 'wallpapers.' The page can be visited by clicking here or the 'wallpaper' link button at the top of the page, right below the banner. You may need to tweak the image slightly to make the resolution appropriate for your screen. Also, just to share this update, I am testing out the photo-selling sites Zenfolio and Smugmug with their free trials. Someday most of the pictures I post here will be available for purchase.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Today's Maine Restaurant Week pick is Gritty McDuff's on Fore Street. Check out the special menu here.
Stay tuned for non-restaurant related photos, because I don't have many more on hand and because I have lots of other photos that still need to be posted.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
It's time once again for Maine Restaurant Week.
Check out the MRW website for up-to-date information about participating restaurants. In honor of the week, here is a random picture of Sonny's at 83 Exchange Street. They are offering a tasty looking three-course deal for $30 for Maine Restaurant Week.