Thursday, January 31, 2013

Reader Photos: January 2013

It's hard to believe, but January is almost over. Before February starts, I should share some of the great photos that have been posted on the Portland Daily Photo Flickr group and Facebook group.

lady catherine
Lady Catherine by Paul Noble
Untitled by Henry Leiter. Check out Henry's website here for more of his great photos.
Through the port hole...
Through the Port Hole by Tom Whitney
Untitled by gborn207.
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Tree Jewels by Nancy Ciocca.
Barbour By David Wood – UN-OPEN sign
Barbour by David Wood - Un-Open Sign, by Don Shall.
Winter Thyme
Winter Thyme, by Steve Stracqualursi.
Catching the  Casco Bay ferry to Peaks Island, by Steve Beckwith of Scenes of Maine Photography.  
That is all for now. Thanks to all the contributors for sharing their photos this past month!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Flashback: January 2012

Not going to lie, I had a hard time picking out just a few photos from January 2012 to post today because it was a good month, photographically speaking. If you are curious, you can check out all my posts from a year ago this month here.

Wintry West End.

Gold Street from the Custom House.

Occupy Maine in Lincoln Park.

Congress Street. 6:40 a.m.
And you can always check out the full archives of this site, month by month, by scrolling down to the "blog archive" section on the right side of the page.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wreath & Bow

This is from last month, but I think it's fitting due to the light snowfall we received today:

A wreath on one of the doors of the State Street Congregational Church

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Snapshots - January 27, 2013

Just some recent snapshots from my occasionally updated Instagram account:

Fog and Ferry 
Cold Morning

Back Cove

Saturday, January 26, 2013

That Time it Snowed

Taken the same day as yesterday's photo. On Congress Street, of course. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Cold Gold Street

The always scenic Gold Street during one of the snowstorms back in December.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Bayside

A standard view of the current skyline from across Back Cove:

And here is a hypothetical view of the future skyline, edited in photoshop, to include the new Midtown (formerly Maritime Landing) project that I mentioned yesterday. I did a guesstimate of the building heights and locations based on the rough rendering in this PPH article, so don't take it too literally:

(The building rendering is from here and the parking garage photo is from here)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

View from the Top

Here are a few quick shots from last night, taken from the top of Mt. Bayside, also known as the Bayside Glacier. This man made pile of (possibly toxic) snow is created every year by the City of Portland. Most of the snow that is removed from city streets and sidewalks via dump truck is moved to this currently empty lot for the winter. 

In a few years, this part of town may look drastically different with the addition of the "Midtown" development (formerly Maritime Landing), which was discussed in this recent Press Herald piece. Once completed, we may have 675 new market-rate housing units and 97,000 square feet of retail space spread over four 14-ish story buildings and two parking garages. 

Looking towards East Bayside and Munjoy Hill.
Looking back to the West (pardon the low image quality)

A view along Somerset Street showing the size of the Bayside Glacier. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Some cold-weather shots of the always scenic Stratton Place row house:

(The white smudge in this photo is a flake of snow)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Portland In Focus

A view from the same spot as yesterday's photo, focused on the city instead of the fence. I wrote a bit more about this view of the skyline over here, at Corey Templeton Photography.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Double Shots

These artsy "double exposure" photographs were made using my camera's built-in multiple exposure option. When shooting digitally it is very quick and easy to make multiple exposure photos by just combining single photos in photoshop and adjusting the transparency of the layers, but I occasionally find it a fun challenge to make them the more old-fashioned way.  

As you can see, I haven't really figured out what I am doing, but if I come up with something more visually pleasing then I will be sure to share it here. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Photo of a City

Taken from the Casco Bay Bridge, looking East towards the Old Port and Munjoy Hill

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Land of the (Falling) Ice & Snow

These's signs warning pedestrians of falling ice and snow are a common sight around the Old Port in the winter. 

Here is some ice hanging off of the Woodman Building that you would probably want to avoid being crushed by:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Mansion

Portland's Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, is extra photogenic this time of year due to all the holiday decorations. A challenge when it comes to getting quality photographs of the front of the building is the excessive amount of telephone and power lines that are directly in front of it on Danforth Street. That's why I am happy with this photo from yesterday evening, which captures the front of the building but also doesn't include any electrical wires. I have also not seen the building from this specific angle before, although I am sure it has been done.

And while you are here, I added two new winter-themed wallpapers to the wallpaper page for your enjoyment. All of the wallpaper photos (along with most of my best shots) are available for purchase in digital or print version at Corey Templeton Photography.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Deering Oaks in December

For no apparent reason, here are some more black and white photos from Deering Oaks Park from a couple weekends ago. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Snow Cycle

A diehard bicyclist during one of the snowstorms last week, on Park Avenue:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sunset Through the Trees

This photo was taken right before this set of photos posted earlier this week from Standpipe Park. 

And for fun, here is the straight-out-of-camera photograph, without any corrections made: