The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!

The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!
Spied this over Route 128 on my way home from work. Dirty windshield and strong sun glare I had to darken the image and crop out the sun. That's the only edit to what's probably my worse quality image. I figured some would get a kick out of it so I posted the pic on facebook. A few shares later it's gone world wide! Who would of thunk it?

Why I created this......

Born and raised in Gloucester, Ma fishing gets in your blood. Surrounded by the sea, kids here have a boat almost as much as kids elsewhere have bicycles! As I grew older my fishing ambitions gave way to what's around me. Although I still "drop a line" every so often, my attention wanders to the majesty of the natural light that make this place so special. Never is each day the same. The subjects may be the same but the light from the sea & sky will morph the subject into a form of art. For that reason artists have been drawn to these shores for several hundred years, they followed the light painting and sketching these surroundings. What artists capture with paint on canvas, I attempt to capture with a click.....if I'm lucky!

I guess that's a sort of Fish'n!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Paint Factory

It's been there since 1860 producing marine bottom paint as late as 1985! Anti-fouling paint to keep off those barnicles,worms and any natural growths and make hulls smooth and fast. During the Civil War Union naval ships had an edge over the Confederate Navy because they were bottom coated with Gloucester Seajacket paints!
Since it's closure in the 80's the structure is showing her age. A private developer wanted to turn it into condo's but residents complained....too little parking was one argument. Too much traffic was another.Then a proposal to turn it into a "James Bond" style mansion,complete with a hidden boat house! Residents again voiced their concern. The argument now was that the Paint Factory is an icon.How can you deface an icon? What would Rockport's Motif #1 look like with an attatched garage and a picture window? Would Paul Revere approve of a three season porch and a TV dish on the roof of his house?
Ocean Alliance to the rescue,an ocean research organization dedicated to the conservation of whales and their habitat. They plan on turning the Paint Factory into their home base. The best news is the promise to keep the look of the building as it is....after improvements of it' structure that is. Sorta like the rebuild of "Old Ironsides"!


Anonymous said...

A beautiful tribute Dun!

Kathleen Valentine said...

Wonderful, Jay. You are really doing a fine job of documenting Gloucester on the brink of change.

"Glosta Logic"

It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!

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