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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Friday, February 26, 2010

February Fury !

What a night it was, winds gusted to 80mph while sustained winds averaged 58mph! A satuating rain that softened the soil caused many trees around Cape Ann to fall. My house shook like it never shook before....well, since I added a second story in 2004. I was lucky, we only lost power for a few seconds....several times. The back yard willow tree lost a few branches and I had to look for the cover of my trash barrel. And most amazing is the cover on my boat weathered the storm with no problem! I awoke to the sounds of chain saws and the sound of a pretty rough surf along the shore. It's not easy to get around to see the damage and it's not a good idea. With many trees and power lines down many roads are closed. Taking photos of the surf was a challenge with a heavy salt mist all about but I tried the best I could.

Don't on any photo for the full size!

Telephone poles pushed by the wind on Thatcher Road!

Flooded Good Harbor Beach!

Angry ocean!

Big wave!


Boiling seas!

Turbulant seas!

No surfing today!

Morning surf!

Wave after wave!

Receding wave!

Another big wave!

Tons of water!

Rolling in!

White water!

Wave climbs the rocks!

Salt Island gap!

Salt Island!

Gull gets out of the way!

Brace Cove!


The Tavern missing shingles!

Waves splat the old Birdseye Plant!

Rockport harbor breakwater!


Toppled shed at Sandy Bay Yacht Club:

Trees down on Atlantic Road!

Large tree down across Haskell Street!

Truck hits branch on Witham Street!

No problem....saw cuts limb!


Anonymous said...

You hit the spots I couln't get to this morning. I did manage to get to Eastern Point for a few minutes before work. I had to force myself not to got down Atlantic because I knew if I did, I'd be late!

Anonymous said...

Great shots of the storm!! Thank-you for giving me a glimpse of the action taking place as I have not been able to go out for a few days - been sick. I recently joined the Blog group - I'm an artist and love painting the surf, seacoast and beaches. Again, it was a joy veiwing your beautiful photos.
Kathy G. R.

A New England Life said...

Looks just like here Jay. Lots of damage and lots of people without power.

I took some time to head out to the beach this morning and was impressed with the surf. The waves were really rolling. Caught a great sunrise though.

Glad your family and home are safe. You got some great shots!

Jay Albert said...

The most important to keep in mind when taking surf photos is not to get too close! Many people over the years have been swept away. Every so often a rogue wave will hit where yo never expect it to. Good rule of thumb....If you think you are 50' from the danger are not!

Hamilton said...

Great advice about the danger zone. Was photgraphing the surf in York Harbor, ME, Nubble lighthouse, a decade ago, after a February Nor Easter. Standing on rocks well above the surf zone, clicking away, when all of a sudden my feet and shins went numb. Looked down in time to catch my camera bag from washing away in knee deep water. Cold and wet drive back to town.

Great shots!

Jessica at the Orange House said...

Great Pics Jay! I only saw most of it at night! Glad we had power and no major damage on the extension neighbor!

Jay Albert said...

Thanks Jessica!
You got that right with all the trees we got around!

smith said...

amazing wave images - well done!

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It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
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