Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

Time to say goodbye to another year. 2013 was a photogenic year, perhaps the most photogenic year to date. I offer my heartfelt thank you to everyone who has visited my blog (or Official Photography WebsiteFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, etc.) and helped support me with "likes" or kind comments. And an extra thanks to any person or organization that supported me by purchasing my photos or calendar over the past year.

Here are some of my highlights from the year from a commercial perspective:


And as I do at the end of each year, I like to bring back a photo from each month to share as a way of reminding everyone that the archives of this blog are available at anytime (and full of lots of photos that I am proud of).
























Monday, December 30, 2013

Westin Portland Harborview Hotel

The old Eastland Hotel re-opened earlier this month as the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. Here are a few photos of the interior and exterior after it's $50 million renovation. I have yet to get to the renovated "Top of the East" lounge but will have to sneak up there for photos someday. 

Westin Portland Harborview Hotel Portland, Maine December 2013 Photo by Corey Templeton

Westin Portland Harborview Hotel Portland, Maine December 2013 Photo by Corey Templeton

Westin Portland Harborview Hotel Portland, Maine December 2013 Photo by Corey Templeton

Westin Portland Harborview Hotel Portland, Maine December 2013 Photo by Corey Templeton

Westin Portland Harborview Hotel Portland, Maine December 2013 Photo by Corey Templeton


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Crustacean Frustration

A boat (a lobster boat perhaps?) name Crustacean Frustration being stored for the winter on Berlin Mills Wharf:




Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

'Tis the Season

A petite Christmas Tree on Exchange Street:


Also, Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Put a Wreath on It

A classy looking wreath on a classy looking door on Park Street:


Monday, December 23, 2013

Before the Ice

Another view from the weekend before last, which featured snow instead of ice:


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Seaworthy

A ship docked at the end of Berlin Mills Wharf, one of the homes of Portland Yacht Services


 Alternate view with Casco Bay Bridge in the background:


Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

First Snow

Portland received just over a foot of snow today according to my sources (local meteorologists). As it was not a weekday today I was able to wander around during the the day and get photos of the fresh snow and the quiet streets. Here are two shots from Exchange Street. 

Portland, Maine Snow Storm December 2013 Old Port Exchange Street Photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine Snow Storm December 2013 Old Port Exchange Street Photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Road Salt

Looks like the city's supply of salt is ready for the first big snowstorm of the season, due to start any minute now:

Portland, Maine Public Works Road Salt in Bayside photo by Corey Templeton

Stay tuned for some snow-themed photos tomorrow. I still have a lot of photos from the last few months that need to be shared also, so expect a mix of snowy and non-snowy photos over the next few weeks.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Festive Fence

A simply-decorated fence in the West End with just a dusting of snow in the yard behind:

Portland, Maine West End Holiday Fence photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The First Parish

The First Parish Church, built in 1825, stands at 425 Congress Street:

First Parish Church in Portland, Maine photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Art Walked

A few more frames from the First Friday Holiday Art Walk last week:

Portland, Maine First Friday December Holiday Art Walk Photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine First Friday December Holiday Art Walk Photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine First Friday December Holiday Art Walk Photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Put a Bird On It

A bird perched on some barbed wire with the Portland City Hall in the background:

Portland, Maine Put a Bird on it barbed wire photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Art Walk Storefronts

This first storefront belongs to Rose Contemporary, a gallery at 492 Congress Street:

Portland, Maine First Friday Art Walk on Congress Street. December 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

And this one belongs to the Maine College of Art:

Portland, Maine First Friday Art Walk on Congress Street. December 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Art Walk 2013

A view of this evening's popular First Friday / Holiday Art Walk event in which a portion of Congress Street was closed off for pedestrians only. It was great to see so many people out and about enjoying the city on what turned out to be a relatively warm and rain-free evening. 

Portland, Maine USA First Friday December Holiday Art Walk 2013 Night Photo by Corey Templeton