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!

Jay Albert

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Power of Water !

Water.......You pour it into a glass and it just sits there, add millions of gallons ,throw in wind and tide and you got an unstoppable force. That's what happened during the Blizzard of 2010. In my lifetime the Lanes Cove Breakwater has been damaged and rebuilt several times. And there is a reason for that, it's a poor design! The Dog Bar Breakwater on the other hand has stood up in that time frame except for a loose granite block here and there. The Dog Bar Breakwater which protects Gloucester Harbor is more prone to a powerful surf than the Lanes Cove Breakwater is due to it's exposure. But it's rip rap outer wall rises 45 degrees to meet the top of the structure. The Lanes Cove Breakwater's rip rap outer wall,also about 45 degrees stops at the normal high water mark. Above that is a 15' verticle wall, when the storm surge rises the full force of Ipswich Bay is blasted against the top wall, damage is inevitable!

Dog Bar Breakwater

Lanes Cove Breakwater before the damage.

The Gap before damage.

Iced up before the damage.

Inner wall collapse.

Collapsed upper wall.

Upper wall rubble.

Leftover Christmas decorations.

Annisquam Bridge

Removing snow.

Johnny climbing the dock boom.



"Grace Marie" from out of the fog.

Disappearing into the fog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your photos. Thanks for sharing.
Lynda in Michigan.

"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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