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'm blessed I live where I do, this is a place that meets nature in a very special way. A place where stormy weather can be a sight to behold, a place where sea and sky can put on a show during sunrise and sunset.
Overcast morning yet sunlight finds the Hammond Estate.
Ten Pound Island Light and a hoop!
Gloucester City Hall at dawn.
The "UU Church"
Gull blocks the sunrise!
Interesting new house on the back shore.
Interesting roof design.
Morning walk over the Good Harbor Beach footbridge.
A few months ago I got frustrated using the snow thrower. The handles are non adjustable and much of the time I'm hunched over as the auger shield lifts up on packed snow. Plus the auger was tangled when I drove over a rope. It was so wedged in I had to disassemble the auger blades to free it. That's when I decided to get a lawn tractor with the plow attachment. My shed could be used to keep the tractor in but my nephew uses it as his weld shop. So I decided I needed a new place to store the tractor. I bought a 10 x 10 Shelter Logic "Shed in a box" and could only find one spot in the back yard for it. So this weekend up went the "Shed in a box". It took some time to inventory and separate all the parts especially the hardware since they bagged all the various size bolts all together. The directions said it's a two person project but I managed to do it myself. I guess all the years I covered my boat for the winter helped. I still need to make adjustments and install a floor. For the floor I'm planning on using a pallet base topped with plywood.
Low tide reflections at the Good Harbor Beach creek.
Two ducks on a stroll.
Ducks on the rocks!
Gull flies over Harbor Cove.
Clam dump boat Providenza leads gulls past Boston into Gloucester Harbor.
The UU Church at sunset.
Sunset light over Gloucester.
The sun goes down over the city.
My Cub Cadet XT1 needs a garage!
Notice the boulder inside.
Just enough room to drive the tractor in there!
Cover on before adjustments.
Door zippered shut.
Despite the boulder it fits inside with the plow attached.
20 years asst. football coach @ Manchester/Essex Regional High School.....
35+ years in Quality Control,aerospace/defense high tech industries. Recently Dock Monitor for the Port of Gloucester and always looking for a new challenge!
Boating & fishing since I was a kid!....
Photography....Since 1973 and still learning!