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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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Night & Day !

So I will start in the day. Yesterday while driving on the boulevard I was struck by the blue sky. I just happened to notice the Fisherman's statue standing at the helm all alone and thought.... Now that makes for good contrast. Click,done and that was it for picture tak'n for the day. Then late this afternoon my wife thought dinner at Farnhams in Essex would be a good idea. As I pulled up into the parking lot the late afternoon sun made the marsh just POP and everything around it. Around 8:30 this evening I grabbed the tripod and headed down to the waterfront to catch some of the early arrivals for this weekend Gloucester Schooner Festival.

* Note: "Dinner on the marsh" was taken through my tinted windshield. When downloaded raw there was a strong green look to it. I had to adjust the color levels to create the natural tones as I saw it outside my truck as much as possible.

Looking out to sea!

Dinner on the marsh*!

House on the Essex marsh!

Bright dory!

Masts on the dock,a makeshift spar yard!

Tall Ship "Peacemaker"!

"Peacemaker" dockside!

Open stern! This ship is a yacht!

Schooners at night!

"Spirit of Massachusetts" and "Westward"!

Bowsprits at night!

De-masted schooner!


Anonymous said...

Love the House on Essex Marsh picture! Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen Valentine said...

That house in Essex is popularly known as Motif #2 among local artists!

Love the night photos, Jay. I was down looking at the Peacemaker last night and it is gorgeous --- those arched, beveled windows are stunning.

We sure have had some blue, blue skies lately. Gloucester Blue...

Jay Albert said...

Thanks! If Rockport has Motif #1 and Essex has Motif#2 I wonder where Gloucester's Paint Factory fits in?

Kathleen Valentine said...

Well, the Paint Factory is the Paint Factory --- not you-know-that-house-with-the-porch-on-the-marsh-on-the-way-in-to-Essex or that-picturesque-red-building-in-Rockport-Harbor-with-all-the-lobster-buoys-hanging-on-it.

Ya see?

"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"!

Angels in Disguise


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