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, January 02, 2010

Flood Tide And A Snowy Ride !

I was waiting to go out when I checked the tide chart and at 11:55am a full moon 11'5" tide was expected. Normal high tide is around 9' but with a combination of a full moon and the storm off the coast causing a tide surge, many low lying areas were submerged!

Good Harbor Beach!

Footbridge gets hammered!

Lone surfer!

Cripple Cove!

Flood tide catches vehicles on Rocky Neck!

Rocky Neck Avenue!

Snow plow "jigger"!

Flood tide at the Madfish Grille!

Flooded Bickfords Boat Yard!

Ice Cream shop goes under!

Salt water rises!

Madfish Grille!

No wake zone!

A Ford takes a chance!

Swan swims in driveway!

Flooded art galleries!

Fishing boats high on the tide!

Water through the doors!

"Old Glory"!

"Cat Eyes"!

Buoy close to floating in parking lot!

Gloucester House parking lot!

Another view!

"Privateer" bow!

Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory and Cape Pond Ice!

"Privateer IV"!

Taught lines!

"Capt. Tom" as snow blows off nearby roof!

Pigeons hide from the wind!

Herring fleet riding high!

Side view mirror!

Feeding the gulls on the Boulevard!

Flooded Dun Fudgin boat ramp!


Kathleen Valentine said...

Wow, wow, wow. Jay, these may be your best ever!!!

Jay Albert said...

Thanks Kathleen but I wouldn't go least in this weather!

Anonymous said...

Please don't go overboard any weather! Ed

Kathleen Valentine said...

I was out driving around at noon and could not believe GHB! And, of course, I didn't have a camera. The water was up to the Stop & Shop parking lot. You are much braver than I am!!!

Cape Ann Painter said...

Great Stuff Jay.
Thanks for braving the tide to bring these to us. Love the Rocky Neck shots.

A New England Life said...

Jeesh Jay that is not good at all. I sure hope there wasn't to much damage!

It took me a second to spot the swans. That's weird! I imagine the birds were a bit confused too! Those poor pigeons too.

Jay Albert said...
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Jay Albert said...

I deleted the above comment because it was me! I had added 3 more images but I decided to add 4.

Frank said...

Great shots; Jay The family and I went out for a ride yesterday and we couldn't believe our eyes. I haven't seen it that high in years.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Jay!

Kathleen Valentine said...

I thought there were some new ones! "Cat Eyes" belongs to my next-door neighbor. Talked to Ms Cat-Eyes herself while out shoveling yesterday. She was sure waging a noble battle against the snow.

Jay Albert said...

Thanks Frank & Joe! Kath...I think that's the 1st time I caught "Cat Eyes" with my camera! I just added 3 additional images.

Frank said...

I wonder if those guys in the trucks know its salt water they are driving through. I think they will find out in about a year when the truck rots out from under them.

Jay Albert said...

Frank, they could have gone up and around to avoid least we don't have to worry about it.

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

"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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