Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Reader Photos: May 2012

Time for some more reader photos! I am once again impressed by the amount of photo submissions I've received via email and also through the Portland Daily Photo Flickr Group. Since I got multiple submissions from some people, I am keeping it fair and posting one photo from each contributor in this post. I have attached the photographer's name and a link to their website (if applicable) to each image. 

Cumberland St., by Frank Carroll.  

High Street, Portland, by Elizabeth Goodine. 

Portland Pier (scanned from a negative), by Jill Cournoyer. 

Bill's Pizza, by Jack Haskell.  You can visit Jack's blog here

Battery Stele (1942) - Northern Entrance, by Don Shall
Stingray, by Zach Beane.
Austin Powers Finale (Spring Ice Show at Portland Ice Arena), by Michelle Doyle.
Feeding Frenzy, by Mike Cempa
Untitled, by George Weatherbee
Portland Trails by Timothy Patrick McMahon.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Beals Ice Cream

The downtown Portland branch of the locally-famous Beals Ice Cream empire. Corner of Wharf and Moulton Streets.

Friday, May 25, 2012

You Are Perfect

Some kind graffiti under a bridge near Riverton Trolley Park in Portland:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flashback: May 2011

Here are some of my favorite photos from a year ago this month. Check out the full May 2011 archives here. If you get bored, here are links to May 2008, 2009, and 2010 for good measure. 

Tulips in Lincoln Park. art of the Maine Cancer Center's Pink Tulip Project

A view of Long Wharf 

Through the window of Downtown Lounge on Congress Street.

A rustic old van on Munjoy Hill.

A colorful skyline shot from the Casco Bay Bridge.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rise and Shine

The skyline and Back Cove during high-tide. I exaggerated the colors for dramatic effect. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wilde Memorial Chapel

A springtime view of the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery. This is an "HDR" image, created from two photographs with different exposures.  

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Fine Day in Bayside

A beautiful weekend in Portland, Maine. Here are some photos over Bayside:

Downtown skyline over Bayside

Construction of Avesta's Pearl Place II

Temperature per the Time & Temperature Building

After some photoshopping. I wonder if they could do something like this for Valentine's Day?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Humble Abode

A residential building off of State Street, a short distance from the Casco Bay Bridge. I thought this building and the washed out color effect make the photograph look vaguely British. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Prides Corner Drive-In

The Prides Corner Drive-In is located in the city of Westbrook, just beyond the Portland border. According to this site, the Prides Corner Drive-In opened back in 1953 and it is one of three drive-in theaters still operating in the Greater Portland area. I am quite critical of our country's car culture, but admit that drive-in's have a certain charm to them. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Portland Boxing Club

Here are some photos of the Portland Boxing Club headquarters. This inconspicuous old industrial building is located off of Allen Avenue, behind the Morrill's Corner intersection. I don't know anything about boxing, but if I wanted to learn more about the sport I bet this a good place to learn. 

Portland Boxing Club

The smokestack, complete with lens flare. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Calvary Cemetery

A few photos form the nearby Calvary Cemetery in South Portland:

Statue at the entrance. 

Angel with a missing arm.

The sign for the ominously named "Section U."

Saturday, May 12, 2012


A large ampersand symbol, part of an old painted sign on Commercial Street. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Peeling Paint

Something a little different. Here's some peeling paint from the side of a building on Pleasant Street:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cumberland and Oxford Canal

This stone monument just off of outer Congress Street in Stroudwater Village marks the beginning of the Cumberland and Oxford Canal, a Maine Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. 

Wikipedia sums up the canal nicely:

"The Cumberland and Oxford Canal was opened in 1832 to connect the largest lakes of southern Maine with the seaport of Portland, Maine. The canal followed the Presumpscot River from Sebago Lake through the towns of Standish, Windham, Gorham, and Westbrook. The Canal diverged from the river at Westbrook to reach the navigable Fore River estuary and Portland Harbor. The canal required 27 locks to reach Sebago Lake at an elevation of 267 feet (81 m) above sea level."

Unfortunately for the canal, a satisfactory railroad network was built not long after that rendered the canal obsolete.This photo shows the beginning of the canal, as it connects into the Fore River:

And here's the view in the opposite direction of some of the homes in Stroudwater Village (your monitor is working correctly, I just played around with colors on this photo):