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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Sunday, August 23, 2009

What About Bill?

Hurricane Bill gave Cape Ann a kiss...from 100 miles away! The clouds moved in and a little late night rain,higher tides and a little surf. Lines of thunderstorms preceded Bill and moved just west of us saturday afternoon. I climbed the hill behind my house to watch the building clouds. Then today I checked out Good Harbor beach in the morning only to find low tide and a ho-hum surf. In the afternoon as the tide rolled in so did the waves and the onlookers.

Clouds building!

City Hall under threatening skies!

Shot from East Gloucester!

Fishing vessels and schooners stay in!

Herring boats and schooners!

Schooner rigging!

Violin music at Niles Beach!

Challenging the surf in the morning!

Police ATV cruises Good Harbor Beach!

Morning at Good Harbor Beach!

Strollers and surfers!

Two on the bridge!

Afternoon crowds and heavy surf!

"Wake boarding" in the creek!

Fun in the creek!

Good Harbor Beach house!

A water display!

Waves and spray!

Rocks drapped in salt water!

Curling over!

Getting close to Atlantic Road!

Liquid thunder!


Photographer David Cox takes it in!

Checking out the surf!

Capturing a wave!


Steve B said...

Nice shootin' Jay. Believe it or not, I saw a couple of nuckleheads surfing down by Mother Ann. They were walking out as I was walking in and I heard one say, "man, that kept throwing me into the rocks!" Go figure.

Jay Albert said...

Thanks Steve! I guess that's why they are called knuckleheads!

A New England Life said...

I had hoped to make it to the beach today but other things took over. Glad to see your photos Jay of what the waves actually looked like! I can't believe those guys in the water at Good Harbor beach. Crazy!

Weren't the clouds amazing against the brilliant blue sky!

Jay Albert said...

What I really didn't capture were the crowds and traffic. Extra police were added to keep people off the rocks and for traffic control. Winter storms bring surf that's much bigger but today will do. I added one more photo captioned "Crash"!

A New England Life said...

Scary waves that's for sure. I heard the traffic was bumper to bumper along the NH coast.

Check out these photos Jay.
A little sad yet incredible at the same time. They were taken today at Acadia of 2 people who were pulled into the water. A professional photographer just happened to be there at the time.

Dave said...

I grew up in Medford and moved to Florida 8 years ago and the two places that I miss the most are Gloucester and Rockport, especially in the winter. I loved to sit out at the rocks and watch the breakers hitting the rocks with the roar of the surf, takes all your worries away. Thank you for the pictures. Do you have any with small boats in the drawbridge channel trying to navigate the pitching wake?

Jay Albert said...

Thanks Dave! I have a few working their way up the canal buried somewhere in my database but most of the time I'm busy at the helm.

"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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