Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Motion of the Ocean.

Thursday night, what a night. The wind was blowing non-stop. I don't freak out about wind, I know it sets a lot of people on edge, but not me. So although the house was shaking and the rain was stinging the windows, it was all cool. After all, I lived in Colorado with the Chinook winds and in Southern California with the dreaded Santa Annas. No big deal.

When I looked out the window I could see waves braking the entire length of Dogbar Breakwater. I had some extra time so I grabbed my camera and headed out to Eastern Point.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

On the way there was a lot of debris in the roads and some limbs were down. When I got to work, my cell phone buzzed. It was the Gloucester Red Alert call. There were at least 79 trees down. Even on the grounds, there were two young, healthy scrub pine trees uprooted and another shredded.

Yes, I've lived through Nor'easters, this one was pretty fierce.

Scenic Sunday

25 comments:

Silvia said...

AMAZING!!!!

Maria said...

Oh my goodness! Those are amazing shots!
The first photo is meant for a frame!
Here in upstate, NY we're way over 20" of snow this week... more still falling this morning~

Arija said...

Steve, I have seen some fantastic waves you have osted befor, but this really beats the lot!
Wow, wow, and wow again!

Jane said...

Amazing shots Steve, I love the way a camera can stop water. Thanks for sharing:)

Tony said...

Great shots Steve!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots, Steve! I love the first shot, but the waves crashing shots are wonderful too. Well done!

matthew houskeeper said...

Wow! The top photo is amazing. I am not sure if it is your best photo, but it certainly is your "coolest".

Lorac said...

You have captured the intensity of the storm to show us. It is beautiful and fierce to see! Wonderful photos and I have to agree, that first is incredible. You should put it into a photo contest. It is the best lighthouse shot I have seen!

next level said...

wooowww.....great!! amazing shoots... a bit scary though..

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Whitemist said...

That first shot is incredible. I think and hope that it is a foreground background type picture, Either that or you have some mighty waves hitting the light house!

forestal said...

Fantastic shots of the ocean's power

dan

Richard said...

That first one should be framed. Great that you captured it from down low and with the gray sky, it sure magnifies the wave.

Quilt Works said...

You have such a wonderful eye!
Such beautiful photos !
I love the one with the spray and the lighthouse. I have never seen that view of the light house before!
Love coming here! I'll be back!
p.s. were you in danger when you took this photo? I feels like you were very close to that water :-)

Whoa .... Aligator

Chris said...

HI Steve,
These are wonderful scenery pictures! I could give you some with snow now ;-) It came late in the year but it came in fairly good amount ;-) We got two white days now..

Doreen Lombardo said...

What beautiful pictures. I love the water and these shots are just awesome!

Roy said...

Wow that's pretty rough sea Steve, but fantastic images.

Benikos place said...

Dear Steve these are great shots congratulations and regards from Greece :)

Cindy said...

Wow, looks like the tide was high too; the water level is so close to the top of the breakwater. Great shots, especially the top one.

Judy said...

Wow!!! That first shot is simply incredible!!

A New England Life said...

Your not kidding, it certainly was a fierce Nor'easter!

The breakwater sure looks different from when I was there on Monday. A little scary yet beautiful all at the same time.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Niiice! those are some serious waves! And the lighting was so nice, lucky! Every time we have crazy waves here, the light is so bad! These are great photos, too bad about the trees though :(

Tabib said...

Grandiose!

The Early Birder said...

Raw nature. Well shot Steve.

kate said...

Glad you made it through! I saw the hotel in Gloucester with the roof ripped right off! The Crane castle over my way lost part of its roof too, and 100 trees. Just glad the power and the heat are back on! :) but you should see the river! the water is almost coming flat off the dam and we're past flood stage...

hip chick said...

Wow! that first picture is incredible! Awesome. We are pretty torn up here on the N.H. Seacoast also. Many folks still without power.

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