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

Perfect Day For A Schooner Festival!

The night wasn't bad too! Things are heating up on the waterfront. Tall Ship tours are on going as well as with the US Coast Guard Station Gloucester. As night time descended the Lighted Boat Parade made its way through the Annisquam River into the harbor. Highlighted by a terrific fireworks display!

Nets and Masts!

"Unicorn","Bluenose II" and "Pride of Baltimore"!

"Bluenose II" and "Pride of Baltimore" bows!

Dory rows by!

Fixing Old Glory!

Old Glory flies again!

Painting and photographing!

Artist at work!

"Spirit of Bermuda" arrives!

"Spirit of Bermuda" bowsprit!

From the stern!

Sailing by Ten Pound Island!

Boat tours!

Crowds at the CG Station!

Man(woman) overboard drill!

Hauling in the "victim"!

Unusual boat!

Pleasure tug "Monkey"!

Another view of the "Monkey"!

"Space Shuttle"!

"Discovery Gloucester"!

Yup...there's a boat under there!



More BOOM!




Here's an example of not having the proper camera setting! Looks like the shuttle blast off!


Frank said...

Hi Jay Great pics I love the boat parade and fire works good job!!!!

Kathleen Valentine said...

Fabulous! I think that is Paul George painting on the docks...

A New England Life said...

I was wondering, are there a lot of artists that come to the docks just to paint?

That space shuttle boat ... it is a boat, right? ... is pretty darned creative!

I'm really enjoying looking at all your photos Jay. You make me feel as though I was almost there. So much detail, including the great night shots.

Jay Albert said...

Thanks Frank & Kathleen! Sharon,yup that was the "Space Shuttle" and yup there's a boat under there! There's always artists around. On Rocky Neck a well established art colony is there...the oldest in the country! And the North Shore Art Association is having an event with the Schooner Festival. Member artists were painting around the harbor and selling their work.

Kathleen Valentine said...

Yes, a lot of artists paint on the docks but this past weekend the NSAA was holding a Schooner Festival Paint-In where artists signed up to be t certain locations so people could come and watch them.

Their paintings are on display in the Gordan Grant Room at NSAA.

"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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