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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Monday, April 27, 2015

An Unexpected Surprise!

A resident where I work stopped by the office and thought I'd like a few old time Gloucester photos. Boy was he right, of all the photos I've seen of Gloucester I yet yet to see these. They were taken by a friend of a deceased relative of his. All he knows was the first name of the Photographer "Salvi", he's going to try to find out his last name. These were not dated but others he had one was marked "1928". Judging by the vessels, no radar or radio antennas are visible which leads me to a time frame of the late 1920's to the early 1930's. This would put this era as the sail to motorized transitional period.

The photos  wouldn't fit on my scanner so I had to lay them on the floor and photograph them. That process allowed me to remove the yellowing aged look. I was glad I was able to get the detail as they were. 

You can see the spires of the Trinity Church, City Hall and St. Ann's.
 The Gloucester Coal & Lumber Company, now the site of the Building Center.
 Harbor Cove, note the artist at work left at the end of the wooden Seine boat ramp!
 More of Harbor Cove.
A left over from those times, Blackburn Tavern of today.
 Yes that's snow Friday morning @ 4:08 am!
A bit rough out!
 Bass Rocks
 Salt Island
 Good Harbor Beach....not much beach!
 The footbridge.
 At least the Creek is calm.
 Under the tree.
 "The House"
 Wind turbine over the marsh during flood tide.
 Sunset from the Paint Factory.
 Sun rays break through.
 A few minutes later City Hall under nature's spot light!

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"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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