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, October 01, 2011

At the Right Place at the Right Time !

It was never planned, I was heading down the docks to get a glimpse of the new US Navy prototype patrol vessel being built at Maritime Gloucester and finding the boathouse closed.(More later) While there the damaged Greasy Pole was being towed by on the way to Rose's Marine. Then I had a conversation with Owner/builder of Gloucester's newest schooner the "Ardelle". During the conversation Harold Burnham invited me on a late afternoon sail! I jumped at the chance, believe it or not this was my first time sailing on a sailing vessel! All my life living in Gloucester I've been on just about anything that floats. From row boats to fishing boats,Boston Whalers, party boats, cruise ships and lobster boats but never out sailing with the wind! And with a steady breeze it turned out to be a perfect day. While waiting to depart the 154' schooner "Highlander Sea" entered the harbor. I'm not sure of her long term plans but I hear she's calling Gloucester home for now! Then to make a great day even better the topsail schooner "Lynx" out of Long Beach,Ca. appeared on the horizon as we escorted her into the harbor. What a sight,a sort of unplanned Schooner Festival!

There goes the Greasy Pole!

Damaged Greasy Pole.

"Highlander Sea"

"Ardelle" heads out on a calm day.

Paint Factory in view.

Paint Factory dressed in bunting in honor of the late Joseph Garland.

Sun pokes through the rigging.

Another sunburst.

Hang up! David Marsh at the tiller.

Close port side pass.

Pumpkin with sea legs!

"Thomas E. Lannon" fires a salute.

"Lynx" fires a salute.

"Lynx" leads the "Ardelle".

Harold lowers the foremast.

Daisy enjoys the ride!

Long bowsprit of the "Lynx".

Ed Collard renders assistance with the bowline.

1 comment:

Steve Borichevsky said...

Ah! I saw the Lynx coming in but the sun was still way to the south and I was fighting the haze. I got a shot of the Ardelle behind the Lynx. It was too cool. I'm glad you had better lighting!

"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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