First Light on Washington Street

  • Old Town House, Abbot Hall and Grace Community Church catch the first light on Washington Street after a March blizzard

The blizzard conveniently ended on a Wednesday and I set an alarm to capture first light on Washington Street covered in snow. I knew from my house that the snow would like have stuck to the branches of trees and sides of houses and was not disappointed to find this scene of historic downtown laid out before me.

I passed this spot earlier as I started off flying my drone up to Abbot Hall for an image of the clock face caked in snow. After landing, I decided to walk up State Street and across Washington Street to find equally compelling images. This one of Old Town House bordered by Grace Community Church and Abbot Hall is a composition I have tried to shoot a few times.  There was always something missing such as good light or something detracting such as a parked car.  On this morning, I lucked out by catching the first light of day shining across the yellow siding of Old Town House while fully illuminating the other buildings.

Yes, it’s another shot of snow but, given conditions these past few weeks with three sequential Nor’Easters, there hasn’t been much else to shoot…

By |2018-03-14T20:56:57+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Old Town|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments


  1. Barbara O'Brien March 15, 2018 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Beautiful play of light and shadow

  2. Pam Gurshin Dawes March 15, 2018 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Great shot. Love it.

  3. Mark S. Rogers March 15, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I been right there!

    • Mark S. Rogers March 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      Thinking I bought a nice red Helly Hanson rain jacket just down from there. Hoping the shop is still there.

  4. Bryan Burns March 15, 2018 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Chris Poulin

  5. Peggy Dening March 15, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply


  6. Wendy L Broyer March 15, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Just perfect!!!

  7. Chuck Sherwood March 15, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Great shot of a magnificent building, so much history in there.

  8. Gail Blum March 15, 2018 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Beauty and serenity!

  9. Joan Starr Kosch March 15, 2018 at 10:27 am - Reply

    The MOST beautiful town….

  10. Sylvia Cooper March 15, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply


  11. Alice Karen Roberts Browning March 15, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Ready to move in!

  12. Suzy Flaherty Parker March 15, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply


  13. Beverly Park March 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Who cares about the snow. beautiful picture.

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