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, December 29, 2009

Wind Damage !

35 mph NW winds, gusts to over 70mph has caused some damage around Cape Ann. Gloucester's O'Maley Middle School had it's roof ripped off around 4:00pm. The attached rink was evacuated as a precaution. Driving around I saw many roof shingles and tree branches scattered about.

Ripped Roof!

Another view!

And yet another!

The following day!

Captain Joe & Sons dock!

Diving gull!

Lanes Cove Breakwater!

Breakwater gap!

Wave surging through gap!

Rockport breakwater!


Frank said...

Looking at that roof makes me think I should keep an eye on mine

A New England Life said...

What is the roof made out of? It looks like a tarp in the pictures.

That wind was brutal! Lets hope we don't have another day like that in a loooong time!

Jay Albert said...

That's a rubber membrane Sharon. Many public,industrial and commercial buildings use that type of roofing. When firefighters got to the roof they discovered exposed insulation! A failure like that is very rare.

thepsalmist29 said...

did the roof have rocks on top of it to hold it down or was it held down by 1 way vents? I am a commercial roofer and I am interested in knowing what kind of system it was.

Jay Albert said...

I've never been an industrial roofer but my guess would be it wasn't the type that used roofing stone....I didn't see any on the ground. I believe the rubber membrane was secured with adhesive.

"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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