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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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Wonder of it All !

Even though Foxwoods Casino uses that as a slogan you could certainly use it for Gloucester. Pretty to look at, this harbor and it's make-up owes much to this to the fishing industry. But if you look beyond it's skin the fishing industry is in turmoil. For over 20 years Gloucester fishermen as well as other fishermen along the east coast have sacrificed much of their livelihood to assure future fish stocks would be bountiful. Now that fish stocks have rebounded government restrictions are limiting the amount of fish caught far below financial sustainability of the working fishermen today! Many of the stocks are over 70% above the sustainable limits. Yet.... what local boats remain, they are only allowed 20% or less to catch!
Ah yes...The wonder of it all!
Were's 60 Minutes when you need them?

Well anyway here's some images from the past week that snuck by me on other posts.

"Look over there Daddy"!

"Miss Sandy" comes in at high tide.

"Jenny G." I've been spotted again!

Heading to "the barn".


Looking pretty.

"Liberty Clipper" beyond the bowsprit.


Heading in.

"Old Glory"


"Summerwind" and "Adventurer"

"Summerwind" and "Thomas E. Lannon" pass.

"Lannon" in a stiff breeze.

"Lannon" and "Friendship"

"Lannon" heads offshore.

MS Eurodam from Raymond Beach.

From Smith Cove.

Closer as Rescue Squad drives by.

Sunset over the city.

Sun behind "UU Church"!

The setting sun.


A New England Life said...

Wow! Great images! And the sunset pictures are incredible!!! What a huge cruise ship.

Yes, like most everything else, the fishing industry is definitely in termoil. Somehow I doubt it will ever be what it once was considering the way we take care of our oceans.

Anonymous said...

I think that the wonder of it all is that you can step out the back door and take shots like these at will.

When I visit other areas, I often wonder if I could sustain a blog like Cape Ann Images or SMU in the community that I'm visiting. Most of the time I think I would have to find a new hobby.

As you demonstrate here, it isn't just get one good shot, it is shot after shot after shot.

That is the wonder of it all. Gloucester is so cool.

"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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