Sunday, May 17, 2009

Gloucester, Massachusetts


These are all shots I took around Gloucester on Saturday. The day started out sunny, but it fog rolled in making it fun to go out and shoot.

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The Harbormaster is having a chat with one of the lobstermen. I figured since the blue light wasn’t flashing, it was a friendly chat. Believe it or not, Tenpound Island is right behind them.

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The fog rolling in on The Boulevard.

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Double-crested Comorants try their luck walking the greasy pole.

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Town Hall overlooking the Inner Harbor.

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The Maritime Heritage Center.

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Eastern Point Light.

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Looking west from Eastern Point.

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Scenic Sunday

19 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I especially love the one of the fog rolling in Steve. Everytime I see these boats I long to go out on them. It is such a different life to what I am used to in the game reserves.

T and S said...

Lovely images, the image of the cormorant is such a spectacular composition.

Arija said...

Beautiful shots, I like the Town Halll towering like a cathedral over the towm.

madcobug said...

They are all great shots! Helen

The Early Birder said...

Love the idea of Cormorants using a fishing pole! The rope & knots brought back some early memories.
Thanks Steve.

Michele said...

Gosh, what a beautiful area!!
I think fog is a fantastic backdrop for an area like this... makes your photos amazing.

Ginnymo said...

Great photos Steve!! The birds are cute all sitting in a row like that. I even like the rope photo. What a neat little fishing area. The fog looks cool!

Steve B said...

Hi Joan, That fog shot is cool because you can actually see the edge of the fog bank.

Thanks T and S, and Helen.

Hi Arija, It is one of hour historical, if not high maintenance structures in town. I like the copper work.

Hi Frank, This is the famous "Greasy Pole". The Italian community has St. Peter's Fiesta at the end of June. The pole will be layered with copious amounts of grease and a flag will be affixed to the end. It then becomes a contest to get to the end of the pole to capture the flag. And no, you will not see Steve B vying for the prize.

Hi Michele, Gloucester has its charm. There is a constant struggle to maintain prosperity while fighting off the gentrification, turning this into a condo and yacht town. In my neighborhood, there is a misguided lot in town government trying to turn a marine industrial part of town into a resort hotel.

Hi Ginnymo, the trick is to not fill up my hard drive with one day’s shooting!

Francois said...

Love the photos- especially the rope and Comorants one- great work!

Linnea W said...

Those are all wonderful shots and really give us a sense of how scenic and interesting your community is. I don't think you'll ever run out of things to photograph there!

Regina said...

So great, wonderful..i like all of it.

Vita Stunder said...

Wonderful shots! I like all of them :)

This is my first entry for Scenic Sunday!

Have a great Sunday :)
Anna

KaysWay said...

I just love the #3 photo of the fog rolling in on The Boulevard. That is beautiful.

Kay

Steve B said...

Hi Francois. When I saw the rope, I just couldn't pass up taking the shot.

Hi Linnea, This area changes from moment to moment and is never the same from on instant to the next.

Thanks, Regina.

Hi Anna, I'm happy to see the success of your blog is growing. Thanks for saying hello.

Hi Kay, It really shows that fog can have a boundary. I was happy to get that shot.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Great shots!Love your blog!
We used to live in Rhode Island,before moving to Florida.
We are going to add you to our list of faves,if you don't mind.

A New England Life said...

Those Cormorants are a daring lot, hanging out on the end of that pole ; )

I took a few shots myself yesterday afternoon in the fog but you can barely see the birds in the water. The fog was like pea soup! Where the heck is the sun anyway??

As usual you captured some nice shots of Gloucester, Steve.

Kelly said...

...I always love these ocean shots. Since I'm land-locked I really appreciate them...the architecture of the buildings, the boats, and the wildlife.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What great shots. I think my fave is the one with the cormorants lined up.

Linda said...

What a realistic and down-to-earth beautiful sense these shots give of your part of the world.

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