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, October 21, 2011

From Massive to Mini !

More images from the last visit of the year by the cruise ship "MS Eurodam". And some days you just never know what you may find. While in the bank parking lot I see and hear a commotion in Harbor Cove. I drive over for a closer look and I see mini tugs circling around tooting their horns like a cowboy roundup on the water! The wind was strong and white caps were in the inner harbor and thought a boat was in trouble. Just as I grab my camera they headed towards the head of the harbor and out of view. Back in my truck I caught up with them behind Cruiseport Gloucester. And on a trailing boat I see a film crew and another on one of the tugs. Why they were filming I don't have a clue but when they made passes by the 128' tug "Independence" I knew it was a comparison shot.

"Yankee" as I depart Smith Cove.

Masts and tails!

The turned up bow of the "Andrea Lynn" passes "The Fort".

"Ardelle" catches the breeze.

Lobster boat heads in with "MS Eurodam" in the distance.

Massive bow!

Gloucester in the background.

Approaching me.

Mini Tug "Atlantic Hunter II" followed by "Toot Toot"!

"Toot Toot"

"Toot Toot" passes the "Independence".

Mini tug "Seahorse"

"Atlantic Hunter II"

I want one!

Film crew aboard.

Choppy conditions

A look at the pilot house.

If you look close at "Toot Toot" you'll see an over sized toy wind up key on the stern just to the right of the flag!


Steve Borichevsky said...

I saw this three mini-tugs toodling around the harbor, heading out to go up the cut. I think if you really want one, you'll have to build it. If you google "Seahorse tug Bolton, Connecticut". You will be directed to the company that owns the plans. Have fun!

Jay Albert said...

Thanks Steve, I had to Goggle "Mini Tugs" to find the name of "Toot Toot" and saw the many sites devoted to mini tugs. Very interesting little detailed vessels! I think I could float "Toot Toot" in my fish pond!

"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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