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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Friday, July 10, 2009

A Gloucester Summer....When the weather is nice !

This is a collection of photos from the past few days including some "leftovers" from SailGloucester.

Raf's Bait Wagon!

Stage Fort Park Bandstand!

Pavilion Beach!

Joe "Hot Dog"!

Flags of the Boulevard!

Lobster Boat "Jennie C." hauls pots!

Lobster boat "Gemadusu" works outside breakwater!

Lobster boat "Black Pearl" works outer harbor!

Peter and Joanne Souza of the schooner "Adventure" rehearse sea chanties!

Schooner "Adventure" Banks dory!

Two dories!

Schooner masts!

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" bowsprit!

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon"!

"Thomas E. Lannon" and "Picton Castle"!


A New England Life said...

Jay, I was in Gloucester, on the water, a good part of the day yesterday (Friday) so now all yours and Steve's pictures are familiar to me. It was so exciting to finally see everything first hand! Wonderful area.

I took hundreds of photo's, many of which were of poor quality but when your on a boat that's how it is, as I'm sure you know. I have a whole new appreciation for what I see on your blog now.

Funny thing. My friend was telling me about the bait guy who sits up in town by the gas station. What do you know it's the first thing I see on your blog today!


Jay Albert said...

Try being at the helm and shooting! I'm glad you made it here...and on a good weather day too! I was taking some photos for the new Gloucester tourism web site and Raf's Bait Wagon was on the list along with "Hot Dog" Joe.
I wanna see some of your photos!

A New England Life said...

That's great that you get to work for the tourism site!

Last night the boat kept rocking, all...night...long. I could hardly sleep. I was completely exhausted after 4 1/2 hours on the ocean. Today is much better but I haven't had time to post any photos on my blog. I'm looking forward to coming back to Gloucester but going into town and walking around. It will definitely be on a week day morning though!

By the way, my friends were staying on Ferry Street, out by the 128 bridge.

Jay Albert said...

Did you get a chance to go through the Annisquam River? Great wildlife and other sights along the way. You are welcomed to go on my boat sometime...but you must have your camera! And the rocking is kept to a minimum. What size/type of boat were you on?

A New England Life said...

We did go up through the Annisquam, past whatchamacallit beach (sorry, I can't recall the name of it), and back out into the ocean. We didn't go far before it started to get a bit rough so we turned around and went back to the house. By then everyone was feeling a little pooped anyway and it was almost time to head home.

Thanks for the offer! Who knows, maybe some day I'll be able to take you up on it! As for the type of boat or how many ft long it is, I don't know, but it had 2 seats in the back next to the engine, a drivers and passengers chair, and the V up front for 2-3 more people. A typical small fishing boat. My daughter was rather nervous out by the lighthouses. We survived though.

I thought the big pole out there was really interesting. We were amazed how shallow the water was in places. We even saw a boat from Portsmouth NH!

Jay Albert said...

Wingaersheek Beach! And yup the water does get shallow in places. The channel is suppose to be kept @ 8' during low tide but the sands shoal up in places often. Sounds like you were in a "bowrider" about 20'-24' in length. On a clear day from the Ipswich Bay end of the Annisquam River you can see the New Hampshire & Maine coastlines!

"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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