Friday, May 31, 2013

Photo Op

A picture-in-progress at the East End Beach boat launch:

And here is a cell phone snapshot from the same spot, looking towards the setting sun: 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rock City

Looking past the breakwater underneath the Casco Bay Bridge. This is the first photo of 2013 that I've added to my "summer" gallery over at Corey Templeton Photography. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Parade 2013

Here are three photos of the annual Memorial Day Parade in Portland. The parade stretches from Longfellow Square to Monument Square and ends with a ceremony featuring speakers and laying wreaths on the "Our Lady of Victories" monument. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day at the Eastern Cemetery

In honor of Memorial Day, here are a few photos around the Eastern Cemetery. The Spirits Alive group was busy yesterday placing flags for the many veterans that are buried here. This cemetery is the resting place for many revolutionary war and war of 1812 soldiers. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

To the Right (Round II)

As I mentioned on my first attempt at photographing this scene, I wanted to try this shot again without completely overexposing the sky. I think this effort is slightly less interesting overall, although I do like the addition of the moving people in the scene. There were three or four people crossing the street who kind of blend into one disappearing person due to the long exposure. 

Bottom of Franklin Street

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hospital on the Hill

Maine Medical Center as viewed from the University of Southern Maine. Deering Oaks Park is in the foreground. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Reader Photos: May 2013

Here are a few top-notch photos taken by people other than myself. Want to share some of your photos here with my 5,000 unique monthly visitors? Upload them to the Portland Daily Photo Flickr Group, the Facebook Group, or email them over to me. Once a month I usually share one photo per person and link back to their Flickr profile or other site of their choosing.

Portland, Maine by JBattis
Grand Trunk Railway Steamship Offices / India Street Terminal (1903) – corner detail by Don Shall
Portland, Maine from the Bug Light Park by Zach Beane
Commercial Street
Commercial Street by Scott Anderson
Alleyway behind David's Restaurant by Nancy Ciocca
portland sky
Portland Sky by Paul Noble
Flying Fish
Flying Fish by Steve Stracqualursi
Waves on Peaks Island by Henry Leiter.  Check out his photography website,
Bug Light Lighthouse by Mike Davis

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Snapshots: May 19. 2013

Some recent cellphone photos (I consider them to be "snapshots") from my Instagram account:

Bike to Work Day, Stroudwater Village 
Spring on Deering Street
Back Cove and Skyline

Fiddle Heads at Rosemont Market on Munjoy Hill

Three Sons Fishing

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Building Boom: May 2013

Here are some updates to my last "Building Boom" post from February.

The Bay House condos continue to rise over Middle Street:

The Hyatt Place Portland, seen here from Fore Street, rises (I'm digging the reduced traffic lanes):

Nearby we have the future Courtyard by Marriott on Commercial Street:

It looks like phase one of the Civic Center renovations, the part involving the Free Street entrance are complete. 

Now onto phase two, which involves the Free Street and Center Street sides.

The Danforth on High condos are moving right along.

And the Pearl Place Phase II development in Bayside is complete:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lower Hay Building

The H.H. Hay building at the corner of Monument Way and Free Street. The name comes from the business that used to operated out of the building, named H.H. Hay Apothecary. This is the "lower" Hay building, the other being at the top of Free Street. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yellow Things

A classic-looking yellow bicycle parked near a yellow door on Park Street. This was a tough one to capture due to the cars parked along the street and the distance between the bicycle and the yellow door that caught my eye. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Flashback: May 2012

Time for a step back in time to May 2012. You can check all of my photos from a year ago here

Supermoon over Back Cove.

Perfect Graffiti. 

Sunrise over Back Cove. 

Longfellow Square Painter. 

Prides Corner Drive-in. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Doors on Deering Street

A charming brick building on Deering Street, in Portland's Parkside neighborhood.

Saturday, May 11, 2013