As the title suggests, this is Portsmouth Harbor Light which protects Portsmouth Harbor near the mouth of the Piscataqua River.  Originally built as a wooden structure in 1771, the current cast iron and brick tower was erected in 1877.  The original was the tenth lighthouse built in North America, and was the first light station established at a military installation of the British colonies in the United States.  The fortification surrounding the lighthouse became what is now known as Fort Constitution, and makes the whole area quite interesting to explore.


  1. Posted August 22, 2012 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Nice work Steven! I really like this shot.

  2. Posted August 22, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Another lighthouse I need to add to my must shoot list Steven. Excellent composition and light.

  3. Posted August 22, 2012 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Great shot here, Steven. I really like the composition with the gangway coming in from the right. Well done, man.

  4. Posted August 22, 2012 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Now you must have known that I love this image as I have a soft spot for Lighthouses. The light is beautiful.

  5. Posted August 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    beautiful light, well done Steven

  6. Mark Summerfield
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Nice composition, Steven, with the bridge to the lighthouse providing the perfect leading line. The light and colors on the horizon are fantastic, too.

  7. Rich McPeek
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Great shot Steven! Love the light and color!

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