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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Friday, March 18, 2011

More Waterfront faces.

Fishing is so vital to this community, it's the fishermen,dock workers and a host of others who keeps the heritage going. For years fish stocks declined to the point of government intervention to institute rules and regulations. The rules were never easy for the fishermen but they knew more than others it was a necessary step to assure continued fishing. Now according to science the fish stocks have rebounded yet fishermen are strangled by ever tightened regulations. Some say most fish stocks are 76% above sustainable limits yet the fishermen are only allowed about 23% to land!
Adjustments need to be made, the imbalance is forcing fishermen to re-think their livelihood. What is needed to assure jobs and a way of life is a correction of this balance to allow the fish AND the fishermen to survive!

"Salvi" Benson , all time St. Peter's Fiesta Greasy Pole Champ.

"Jimmy T" James Tarantino of CBS's "Survivor" fame.

A touching moment!

Eric "Ninja" Josephson holds up two big cod.

Captain Paul of the fishing vessel "Angela Rose" ready with dock line.

Captain Phil Powell of the fishing vessel "Foxy Lady".

Dumping dogfish at Ocean Crest.

The Giacalone brothers waiting for dad.

Hamming it up at the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction.

John Burnham climbing the winch boom.

John holding gull with hook in it's beak. He removed the hook!

"Shrek" at the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction.

Lumper catches a break after unloading fishing vessel.

Youngster tosses flowers during the annual Fishermen's Memorial service.

1 comment:

Kathleen Valentine said...

Those are wonderful, Jay. I especially like the "lumper".

"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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