Saturday, December 31, 2016

Farewell 2016

Time to wrap up another year! I went through the archives and picked one photo to represent each month from the past year. There were a lot of scenic days and nights, and some cool non-Portland adventures over the year as well. Thanks for following along and I wish you a Happy 2017!

Corey Templeton photography of Portland, Maine USA 2016 in review by month.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Throwback: Monument Way, December 2011

For today's Thursday Throwback, a look at the holiday lights along Monument Way back in December 2011. There are few less trees here currently, although they might be planting some more next year.

Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton of holiday lights in Monument Square Way at night. December 2011.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Shepley Windows

The many windows of The Shepley, an apartment building, at the corner of Casco and Shepley Streets. The repetition and symmetry often catches my eye.

Portland, Maine September 2016 photo by Corey Templeton looking up at the windows of the Shepley Building on corner of Casco and Shepley Streets.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Monument Square, December 2016

Walkin' Around the Christmas Tree - Passing by the holiday decorations in Monument Square on a recent evening. Merry Christmas if you are celebrating it today!

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of the Christmas Tree in Monument Square downtown Portland.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

East Bayside, December 2016

From last weekend, a stroll around the East Bayside neighborhood in the snow.

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. A winter stroll around the East Bayside neighborhood in the snow

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. A winter stroll around the East Bayside neighborhood in the snow


Friday, December 23, 2016

Art Department

The interesting facade of the Maine College of Art headquarters at night. The building, originally home to a department store named Porteous, Mitchell & Braun Co., dates back to 1904. I imagine it would have been an impressive store to explore back in the day.

Portland, Maine USA September 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. The interesting facade of the Maine College of Art headquarters at night. The building, originally home to a department store named Porteous, Mitchell & Braun Co., dates back to 1904.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Lincoln Park, Minus Fountain

A quiet afternoon in Lincoln Park. Notice anything missing? The fountain, a piece of the city's public art collection, has been removed for restoration. When it returns, it will be cleaner and a bit taller thanks to the addition of a top tier that had been removed at some point.

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of Lincoln Park, without the fountain which is under renovation.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Back Cove Trio

Three egrets striking a pose in the shallows of Back Cove, from September.

Portland, Maine USA September 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of Three egrets birds striking a pose in the shallows of Back Cove

Monday, December 19, 2016

Story Fence

Excerpts of stories selected by students at The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing center, decorate the new fence alongside 89 Anderson Street in East Bayside. 

Portland, Maine USA Photo by Corey Templeton December 2016. Word story excerpts on fence along 89 Anderson Street and Fox Street in Bayside.



Saturday, December 17, 2016

Monument Square Snow Globe

Looking through a fence outside of One City Center towards Monument Square. I thought it had a snow globe look to it, almost.

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. Looking through a fence outside of One City Center towards Monument Square like a snow globe.

Friday, December 16, 2016

India Street Neighborhood & Moon

The moon rising above the India Street Neighborhood the other evening. This part of town is going through a lot of change, which makes for interesting photographs.

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of moon rising above India Street Neighborhood in the winter.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Deering Oaks Park, Dec. 2008

For this Thursday throwback, here's what Deering Oaks Park looked like on December 14, 2008. It looks much the same right now with a similar amount of snow cover and recent cold temperatures.

Portland, Maine USA Photo by Corey Templeton of Deering Oaks Park pond in winter from December 14, 2008.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Congress Square Park, Dec. 2016

The view from Congress Square Park as of this evening. As a member of the Portland Public Art Committee, I encourage you to check out the pubic meeting tomorrow at the Westin concerning the redesign of this space. Details here.

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of Congress Square Park at Congress and High Streets with holiday light decorations.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Longfellow/LFK

A reflection of the lights in Longfellow Square in the windows of LFK (a bar/restaurant).

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. A reflection of the lights in Longfellow Square in the windows of LFK (a bar/restaurant).

Friday, December 9, 2016

City Hall Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree in front of Portland City Hall was looking festive earlier this week after a dusting of snow.

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. The Christmas Tree in front of Portland City Hall was looking festive earlier this week after a dusting of snow.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fort Allen Park, June 2014

For this Thursday Throwback, a bathroom with a view (overlooking Fort Allen Park). From June 2014.

Portland, Maine USA June 2014 photo by Corey Templeton. For this Thursday Throwback, a bathroom with a view (overlooking Fort Allen Park).

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pine Street Doors, December 2016

Another good looking holiday-themed door, spotted on Pine Street in Portland's West End.

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of a good looking holiday-themed door, spotted on Pine Street in Portland's West End.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Deering & State Doorway

A little bit of snow today made for a photogenic evening stroll. Here's a doorway at the corner of Deering and State Streets.

Portland, Maine USA December 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of a doorway at the corner of Deering and State Streets on a snowy evening.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Holidays in the City

Dare I say, it's beginning to look a bit like the holidays around town. Especially from this spot looking towards Monument Square.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton looking down Congress Street downtown at night towards Monument Square and Christmas Tree during the holidays.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I Saw the Light

Going not too far back for this Thursday Throwback. This shot of the little-known "Portland Head Light" is from October.

Cape Elizabeth, Greater Portland, Maine USA October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of Portland Head Light Lighthouse.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Flowers to Go

The contrast of attractive (and I assume, fake) flowers in a dirty old dump truck caught my eye on a recent Munjoy Hill stroll.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of flowers in back of old dump truck on Munjoy Hill.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rainy November Evening

A recent rainy evening, looking south over Spring Street in Portland. The lights in the sky are from a plane approaching the Jetport.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of skyline over Spring Street looking south on a rainy evening.

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Flower Grows in Bayside

A cheerful mural in Bayside, between Parris and Brattle Streets. Directly behind where I was standing when taking the photo is Fork Food Lab, a community kitchen and tasting room.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of flowers mural in Bayside between Parris and Brattle streets.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November Colors

A bit of color on an otherwise grey day on Munjoy Hill.

Portalnd, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. A bit of color on an otherwise grey day on Munjoy Hill. Winter berries on a shrub.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Foggy Fall Mornings

It was a nice foggy morning for a waterfront stroll. One must always take the classic photo of Custom House Wharf on a day like this.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of foggy morning on Custom House Wharf on Casco Bay with fishing boats.

Friday, November 25, 2016

2017 Calendar Sale

In the mood to shop today? You can use coupon code "NIGEL35" to save 35% on my 2017 calendar. To avoid paying expedited shipping costs, order by Dec 10th! Order here.

2017 Portland, Maine USA Calendar of photography by Corey Templeton.

Fall Day by the Bay

A portion of the Eastern Waterfront and the George Cleeve statue on a somewhat-grey fall day.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. A portion of the Eastern Waterfront and the George Cleeve statue on a somewhat-grey fall day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Eastern Prom Benches, Nov. 2016

Benches along the Eastern Promenade, on Munjoy Hill. These benches offer some of the best views in town.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of benches along Eastern Promenade on Munjioy Hill.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mash Tun

Passing by the Portland Mash Tun brew pub on Wharf Street on a recent evening. Looks like a cozy spot for this time of year.  

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. Passing by the Portland Mash Tun brew pub at 29 Wharf Street in the Old Port.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

30

Looking at part of the facade of 30 Deering Street in Portland's Parkside neighborhood. This building is more formally known as the Thomas Brackett Reed House.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. Looking at part of the facade of 30 Deering Street in Portland's Parkside neighborhood. This building is more formally known as the Thomas Brackett Reed House.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Blue Sky and Brick

Blue sky and interesting architecture along Congress Street near Congress Square.

Portland, Maine USA October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. Blue sky and interesting architecture along Congress Street near Congress Square.



Friday, November 18, 2016

Park Street Vines, Nov. 2016

Park Street is one of my favorite streets in Portland. Today's photo features some interesting looking vines climbing up the row houses and nearby lamppost.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of vines along Park Street row house.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Throwback - Sunday Best

For this week's Thursday throwback, here's one from back in the day - November 2011. Can't pass up a timeless sort of photo opportunity like this.

Portland, Maine USA November 2011 throwback to old car in front of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Moon Over Cumberland Avenue

A wide view of my spot for capturing Monday night's super moon over Cumberland Avenue.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of the super moon rising over Cumberland Avenue and downtown Portland.

Monday, November 14, 2016

City Hall Supermoon

The actual "supermoon" rising behind City Hall this evening. The moon was so bright I couldn't figure out how to expose it properly without negatively affecting the rest of the photo.

The actual "supermoon" rising behind City Hall this evening.

Old Port Moon, November 2016

Another look at the moon over the Old Port on Saturday evening.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. Another look at the moon over the Old Port on Saturday evening.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Moon over Mariner's Church

Tonight's moon rising beyond the Mariner's Church building on Fore Street. Is everyone ready for the next "supermoon" coming on Monday?

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. The moon rising beyond the Mariner's Church building on Fore Street.

Forest Ave. Brick Alley

A cozy alleyway off of Forest Avenue. Looks like a spot to film a scene in a gritty crime drama.

Portland Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. A cozy alleyway off of Forest Avenue. Looks like a spot to film a scene in a gritty crime drama.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Gold St. Mural

The new-ish mural along Gold Street in the Old Port, by artist Mike Rich. It provides a neat look into the past from this spot, when ships docked just on the other side of Commercial Street.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of The new-ish mural along Gold Street in the Old Port, by artist Mike Rich.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

El Rayo Taqueria

The new location of El Rayo Taqueria is now open on Free Street. Here's an aerial view of the front entrance on a recent evening.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. The new location of El Rayo Taqueria is now open on Free Street. Here's an aerial view of the front entrance at night.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Pumpkin Eat Pumpkin

This is a week late for Halloween, but I appreciate this pumpkin display on Deering Street enough to share it today.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 pumpkin eating pumpkin halloween autumn carving on Deering Street. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Vertical Vines

Vines growing up a side of the The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel (formerly the Eastland) off of High Street. How long will it take for the vines to reach the top?

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. Vines growing up a side of the The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel (formerly the Eastland) off of High Street.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Forest Avenue, Nov. 2016

Some hustle and bustle on Forest Avenue on a recent afternoon. I thought the overhang of the building on the left added an interesting angle to the shot.

Portland, Maine USA November 2016 photo by Corey Templeton along Forest Avenue in Downtown Portland.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Portland Magazine, November 2016

This counts as both a new photo and a Thursday throwback. My photo of the tree lighting in Monument Square from November 2014 fills up the cover of this month's Portland Magazine.

Portland, Maine USA Photo by Corey Templeton of the November 2014 Tree Lighting in Monument Square on cover of November 2016 Portland Magazine.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Above Congress Square, October 2016

The view high above Congress Square, from the "Top of the East" at the The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. As you can see, these were taken earlier in October. It will be interesting to see how the square is further improved in the future.


Portland, Maine USA October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of the high above Congress Square, from the "Top of the East" at the The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel.

Portland, Maine USA October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of the high above Congress Square, from the "Top of the East" at the The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel.

Portland, Maine USA October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of the high above Congress Square, from the "Top of the East" at the The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel.

2017 Portland, Maine Calendar, Giveaway

I'm giving away a copy of my brand new 2017 Portland, Maine calendar. Enter to win by November 4th here. Or pick up a copy for $20 here. It's always fun putting together this annual "greatest hits" collection of photos!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Eastern Prom, October 2016

From a few weeks ago, those nice colors of autumn on display along the Eastern Promenade.

Portland, Maine USA October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of nice colors of autumn on display along the Eastern Promenade.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pier View, October 2016

A woman and her canine company hanging out down by the waterfront yesterday morning.

Portland, Maine USA October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of woman and her dog standing on pier off of Commercial Street and Maine State Pier on rainy fall morning on Casco Bay.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Chapel in the Woods

A little stone chapel atop a hill near the von Trapp Family compound in Stowe, VT.

October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. A little stone chapel atop a hill near the von Trapp Family compound in Stowe, VT.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Stowe, Vermont - October 2016

I made it over to the state of Vermont for a few days last week. Here are two shots around Stowe. Foliage was a bit past peak, but still enjoyable.

Stowe, Vermont USA October 2016 fall autumn foliage in the mountains. Photo by Corey Templeton.