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!

Jay Albert

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Last Ride of "09"....Time To "Haul Hull"!

Sad day when it's time to haul the boat out for the season. One of these days I'm heading down to the Dun Fudgin boat ramp with a folding chair and watch the mayhem! You can always count on someone doing something stupid. Today when waiting for my turn to approach the float I watched as an impatient boater motored by a boat already queued up waiting for their trailer. Down the ramp comes his buddy with the truck as they bring the boat onto the trailer. Shortly the truck suddenly jerked in reverse causing the boat's prop to slam into the boat that they had cut in front of!

"Pamet" in Smiths Cove!

"Amanda & Andy II" at her Smiths Cove dock!

Varnishing a block on the tall ship "Unicorn"!

"Tawny Port"!

Strange cloud formation over town!

"Blivy Fish" tows in broken down lobster boat!

Crumbling Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory!

Fishermen's Memorial Statue from the harbor!

Railroad bridge up for the "Lewis H. Story"!

Busy Dun Fudgin boat ramp!

This black pick-up had lurched back causing the boat's prop to damage the boat behind it!

Checking for damage!

Just hauled out!

Stern view at the ramp!

Back at home and bottom power-wash done!


Frank said...

Its always a sad day when you have to take the boat out of the water. Its almost that same feeling when you have to go back to school after a long summer vacation

Jay Albert said...

Sad indeed! I wanted to get another couple of weeks and go for a foliage ride. But I decided not to take a chance with the weather and Monday was perfect to haul out.

matthew houskeeper said...

Have there been any attempts to save the copper paint factory?
I realize it is probably all contaminated, but it is IMO an attractive building.

Jay Albert said...

Yes Matthew including a proposal to make it into a mansion complete with a James Bond like hide-a-way boat house! Recently it was bought by a non-profit group "Ocean Alliance". They want to make it into their research headquarters. Check my links section for more info.

"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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