Sunday, December 12, 2010

Photo Exhibit Reception on Friday, 12/17, Rosewood Inn at Rye, New Hampshire

Portland Head Lighthouse by Francis Goodhue
This coming Friday, December 17, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., the Rosewood Inn at Rye will host a reception for the opening of an exhibit featuring my photography and the photography of Francis Goodhue. Like me, Francis is an active member of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses.

Francis is a generalist with particular interests in studio and candid portraits, landscapes, flowers, and pets, while I specialize in lighthouses and other maritime subjects.

Matted and framed photos will be available for sale, as well as unframed matted photos in prices starting at $12. Refreshments will be served. There will also be American Lighthouse Foundation 2011 calendars on sale ($10 each) to benefit Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses.

The Rosewood Inn at Rye is at 150 Lafayette Road (Route 1) in Rye, New Hampshire. Call 603-964-9700 or visit for more information.

I hope I'll see you there!

Boston Light by Jeremy D'Entremont

Marblehead Lighthouse (Massachusetts) with Christmas lights

Some people think that the cast-iron, 105-foot-tall lighthouse on Marblehead Neck on Boston's North Shore is, well, kind of plain. It certainly doesn't look plain in the holiday season, thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor. They're responsible for the annual display of multicolored lights, and also for a display of red, white, and blue lights around the Fourth of July every year.

The photo below shows what the 1896 lighthouse looks like the rest of the year. Personally, I like it for its uniqueness -- it's the only lighthouse of its type in the New England states. There are some similar lighthouse towers in Florida and in the mid-Atlantic.