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'm back, I usually post Sundays just after midnight but last week I had to work and didn't have enough images to create one. During that time we had some fog, sun on the last day of Summer and Tropical Storm Jose. Luckily Jose turned out to be a pesky nor'easter with nothing more than wind and rain. As far as I know Cape Ann didn't suffer any power outages and the only damage was a boat which broke off its mooring and sunk in Smith Cove.
This was the first time in years I wasn't on the water for the Parade of Sail. I was trying to figure how to get shots from shore that afforded me as many background options as possible. On the water I could utilize the position of the sun and scenery being able to re-position my location 360 degrees. This time I choose my work location, the Beauport Hotel. I started off on the roof but found the lower deck the ideal shore location. I started with Saturday nights fireworks.
20 years asst. football coach @ Manchester/Essex Regional High School.....
35+ years in Quality Control,aerospace/high tech industries. Recently Dock Monitor for the Port of Gloucester and always looking for a new challenge!
Boating & fishing since I was a kid!....
Photography....increasing the past 15 years and still learning!