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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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bass Rocks 3 Alarm Fire !

My day started at 1am when my sump pump failed. My gas hot water heater and gas furnace was starting to go under water and I started bailing away. After about 20 minutes the water was still gaining on me so a call to the Gloucester Fire Department was made. The crew from Engine 4 arrived luckily with the last portable pump available. Thanks to them I was able to replace my sump pump with a new one this afternoon and no damage to the water heater or the furnace. Then just before 6pm I hear a report of a fire on Bass Rocks Road. Flames consumed an attached garage and again thanks to the Gloucester Firefighters no one was hurt and they saved the home!

Fire on the rocks!

Rainbow through the smoke!

Engulfed in smoke.

Fighting the fire.

Fire breaks through.


Surrounding the house.

High pressure!

Back of the house.

Hauling hose.

Ladder on the way.

Fire in the window.

Putting up a ladder.

Part of roof gone.

Under control.

Engine 6 and the Back Shore.

Looking back as I head home.


hank said...

Excellent pictures. Looks to be a beautiful home.

Frank said...

Great shots Jay. Ive said before and I'll say it again Our fire department is the best. I had a similar problem and like you I called them and they were there in a minute to help. A bunch of good guys and gals. We are very lucky to have them.I hope to see you soon , Its been a while...Frank

Kathleen Valentine said...

Excellent Pictures, Jay! I love that house --- they used to have a statue of an owl in one of the upstairs windows. Such a shame.

Jay Albert said...

Thanks Hank, Frank and Kathleen!

I didn't see any visable smoke get into the main house,again great work of the GFD! I think that owl was there to keep the seagulls away.

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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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