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, September 06, 2009

Gloucester Schooner Festival!

The tide was perfect,you see my boat is in the mud at low tide and when I had the boat ready to go, there was just enough water to shove off. A cool brisk east wind greeted the schooners for the 25th annual Schooner Parade and races. Photography was a challenge, choppy seas and small sailboats everywhere you looked. My head was on a swivle watching out for wayward boaters gazing at the sights all around. Like magic no collisions as far as I could see.... dispite the jockeying of vessels large and small. I ended up taking almost 400 photos! More later,I got alot to do!

"Gateway Endeavor" heads out!

"This is fun....What's going on"?

"Thomas E. Lannon" Leads the parade!

"Bluenose II" gets a watery salute!

"Bluenose II" and "Summertime"!

"Bluenose II" greets "Virginia"!

"Fame" and a watery salute!

"Liberty Clipper" and "Spirit of Bermuda"!

A little schooner breezes along!

"Pride of Baltimore"!

"Pride of Baltimore" heals over!

Schooner "Fame"!

Side by side!

"Thomas E. Lamnnon and "Pride of Baltimore"!

"Thomas E. Lannon" "Gateway Endeavor" and "Pride of Baltimore"!

"Thomas E. Lannon" off Stage Fort Park!

Watery salute for the "Lannon"!

"Virginia" emerges from the spray!

More to come!


A New England Life said...

Wow Jay, you got some beautiful shots! It does look a bit choppy and I can imagine the challenge that brings to photography. Looks like you conquered it pretty well.

I was wondering, is this an annual even in Gloucester?


Jay Albert said...

Thanks Sharon! It wasn't just choppy,it was the spectator craft I had to watch out for! This event is in it's 25th year and keeps getting better and better!

Steve B said...

Whoo-hoo, what a day. Keep the shots coming.

Frank said...


The Early Birder said...

Jay. I can see you had a fun weekend and captured the essence of this annual event so well.
Thanks for sharing this experience.
Cheers Frank.

Anonymous said...

Any pics of the collision between the Perception and the Spirit of Bermuda?

Jay Albert said...

No pics of the collision,I here it happened at the starting line and I stay clear from that. I also hear the Perception boom was damaged along with a large dent in her steel hull.

Anonymous said...

Got pics of the Adventurer?

Jay Albert said...

Adventurer? What size,color of hull? I didn't know all the names of the small schooners,perhaps it may be on my next post. And it may be on the newer posts. Click on the 3 seagulls at the top to bring you on the latest post.

"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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