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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Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's Cold Out There !

It's been a windy week and with the temps in the low 30's during the day and mid 20's at night it feels like the middle of Winter instead of late Fall. The last two days I compiled these images from around town.
The last photo of this series is what we as kids in Gloucester called a "jigger". The name comes from a low platform cart with wagon type wheels, some with two wheels and others with four and were used in the fishing industry in Gloucester way back up to the turn of the 20th century. They were used along the docks to haul fish,nets,barrels among other things. Some were large enough to be pulled by horses.
The ones we built similar to the one below had a pivoting front axle and you steered either by a rope or your feet as you speed down a hill. An un-glorified Soap Box Derby car! There were no video games back then...You built your on entertainment!

"Captain Dominic" on the "Ways" @ Rocky Neck!

"Titan" at the fueling dock on the Fish Pier!

"Amanda & Andy II" heading in!


Walking Good Harbor Beach!

Almost empty beach!

"The Creek" of Good Harbor Beach!

Walking by the dunes!

City Hall from Commonwealth Ave.!

The "UU Church"!

Overlooking the city!

Flock of birds over the city!

Shy Mallards!

A "jigger" with a snow plow!


Anonymous said...

You sure that,s a plow? Looks like a jigger pusher , to wipe out the other guy like a cow catcher.

Frank said...

That Jigger brings back alot of memories.I still have some scars from those days.....LOL

The Early Birder said...

Sounds like the cold weather is moving in everywhere. The 'jigger' reminded me of some hair raising escapades from my youth as well!
Thanks for sharing these scenes Jay. Cheers Frank.

P.S. At long last I've added you to my reader list.

Kathleen Valentine said...

When I was a kid we built a similar contraption with baby carriage wheels and boards hammered together. Then we took the shell of an old washing machine my Dad had gutted and mounted it on the platform, we painted it Army green, mounted a toy machine gun on the top in front of the lid and pretended it was a tank. All the kids in the neighborhood wanted rides in it.

"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"!

Angels in Disguise


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