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 06, 2009

Call it....Heads or Tails !

Tails...Tails it is....And Gloucester wins the coin toss! Yup Gloucester's Fishermen's Memorial statue was chosen from over 100 state landmarks to grace the quarter coin! Not only only did it won in a landslide! Online voting over a three week period gathered 109,817 votes,in 2nd place was Lowell's National Historic Park with 26,582 votes while 3rd place was Salem's "House of Seven Gables" with 10,028 votes. The U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides" managed 8,890 votes.
The statue was created by sculptor Leonard Craske in 1925 for $10,000. In 1923 the base was erected during Gloucester's 300th annivesary. The memorial honors the 10,000 Gloucester fishermen who were lost at sea. Us locals refer to him as "Man at the Wheel".


Kathleen Valentine said...

Atta boy, Jay. Nobody shoots him like you!

By the way, I think I see another Gloucester icon in that second to last photo!

A New England Life said...

More great shots of the Fishermen Statue! You and Steve really know how to capture Glaucester and all it's glory.

"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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