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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Monday, January 17, 2011

A booted Bait Wagon and a Crumbling Paint Factory!

A fixture of Gloucester has been banished!
A City Councilor felt its necessary to ease congestion in the St. Peter's Square area.
Howard "Raf" Johnson, a disabled bait and tackle peddler had set up shop with his truck selling bait & tackle at Rogers and Commercial streets for the past two seasons. He obtained a proper permit through the city for his "Fixed Vendor" site.
I pass his location three or more times a day and never seen any traffic issues! For five days during the St. Peter's Fiesta he's moved out of there and guess where the police park their "command trailer"? That's right.... in "Raf's" spot! If it's good enough for the police it should be good enough for his bait wagon. Gloucester is well known for it's fishing industry, tourism is a big draw because visitors want to see a working waterfront. "Raf" is part of that working waterfront. And I have at times seen tourist taking "Raf'" picture. He belongs,he's part of the fabric that is Gloucester!


"Raf" in buisness.

At your service!

In the meantime the Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory looks to be falling apart. Now owned by the non-profit Ocean Alliance the structure deteriorates while site clean-up continues even in the cold weather! What most of us don't see is the work being done behind the building. The fund drive continues that will turn this icon into their state-of-the-art world headquaters. More on this later.

Paint Factory 2007

Again in 2007.

May 2009

January 2011

Backside work:

Swan swims by "Miss Carla".

Paint Factory a duck and a swan.

"Amanda & Andy II"

"Lisa Ann II"

"Mystique Lady" heads in.

In the mirror.

"Mystique Lady"

Harbor Cove panorama.

"The Fort"

Twilight at the dock.


A New England Life said...

For some reason I thought they had funding and were going to start working on the factory a year or two ago. Guess not, huh?

Gloucester looks so pretty with snow.

Jay Albert said...

They started a fund drive several years ago. The only visable work done was to remove the skylights. It's gonna take alot of money just to clean the site,after all it produced marine paints from the 1860's to the 1980's!

"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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