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!
All these photos were taken this weekend, Memorial Day weekend. During this pandemic Americans pay tribute to our fallen heroes in their own individual way. Social distancing has cancelled parades and large gatherings. But we should reflect on what sacrifices were made to achieve our independence. Good example was WWII where every American sacrificed home and abroad led by a president who removed politics in the effort for world peace. We should all do our part and adhere to all social distancing guidelines and we too can be remembered for what we all did together for a better world!
At least I'm getting yard work done! I refuse to become bored despite working in an empty building during the overnight shift. One way to do that is to focus on the beauty around us, especially where you never expect it.
Shelf Cloud looms ahead.
The UU Church and City Hall.
A little closer.
Diamond in the sky!
City Hall pops in front of the dark clouds.
St. Ann's outshines the storm!
Our Lady of Good Voyage also outshines the approaching storm!
A little closer.
City skyline the morning after.
F/V Captain Dominic with a list!
Social distancing of a feathered sort!
A seagull egg in the planter!
I suppose you can call this "Gloucester Vice"!
Schooner Roseway up on the ways.
Fishermen's Wife's statue.
Fishermen's Memorial, look close and you'll see a heart projecting on the distant Beauport Hotel!
I've noticed how clear the air and sea is, I guess a harsh way to cleanse the earth. In the meantime I managed another home project, I replaced my shed ramp. It was getting spongy as the wood was rotting. My nephew next door is in the process of expanding his deck. I re-purposed his discarded mahogany planks to build my new ramp. It was a tricky project because the land slopes in two directions and need access to drive my lawn tractor from the side of the ramp.
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!