Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Wake

This is the time of year that we get the wonderful sunsets that paint the southern skies. This is Ten Pound Island light with Dogbar Breakwater behind it.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winds are changing

This is a tough time of year for shooting outdoors. It’s November, the excitement of fall is over, the graveyards shift shots have been posted, the time changed, so by the time I’m home from work the sun is down.


The trees are all sticks and the weather is getting cold. The winter birds are arriving; Red-breasted Merganser, Glaucous Gull, Common Loon and Great Cormorant. DSC_0020-1

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Working on Nets

Nino, Gus and Joe Sanfilippo on the deck of the dragger Captain Dominic work on the nets.

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Come aboard the Captain Dominic and listen to a tail of bad weather fishing on the high seas as the Captain Dominic gets hit by a rogue wave. Warning, this is a bit salty and may not be suitable for viewers sensitive to language.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Memorial

It’s a tough industry. Sometimes families have been left behind by the men that didn’t make it back to the shelter of the breakwater. This is a fact in Gloucester. Today with better weather forecasting and communications, disasters at sea are very uncommon. Yet still, some families have been left behind.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Captain Dominic

The dragger Captain Dominic is on the marine railway for maintenance. This week I’ll introduce you to the crew. Stay tuned.Captain Dominic 11-20-2010 9-11-29 AMCaptain Dominic 11-20-2010 10-19-04 AM

Friday, November 19, 2010

P-Town Lights

In the summer of 2008, there was a ferry that ran from Gloucester to Provincetown on the tip of the other cape. It was a bit pricy for a day trip but a good deal of fun and we were glad we did it. Unfortunately, the ferry has not run the last two summers. All of these were shot from the decks of the ferry.

Race Point Light

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Long Point Light

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Wood End Light

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Newburyport Light

Becky and I went out to a Tai restaurant in Newburyport, Massachusetts. On the way in, I spied a shot that I just couldn’t resist. After I placed our order and before the our first course arrive, I announced that I needed to take care of something. She thought I was headed for the head. Are you kidding? No, I was on a mission!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A year ago, Ida came for a visit.

Last week we had some high surf, but not as dramatic as a year ago when Tropical storm Ida came to town on November 15th, 2009.

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Visit Watery Wednesday

Friday, November 12, 2010

Forgotten Photo Friday, Monterey Bay

A trip to Monterey Bay California is always fun. The Brown Pelicans are rather mellow and laid back, as one would expect in California. There are a few trawlers left in the bay, but nothing like the mighty fleet that used to fish here. At a restaurant, I asked what the local catch of the day was. The waitress replied, “Alaskan halibut.”  Maybe I should have asked this juvenile Brown Pelican what he was having back in 2008 when I shot this.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Witches of Eastwick

The 1987 film, The Witches of Eastwick was filmed in several locations in Massachusetts. The first shot is of Castel Hill of the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts. This was estate that the devilish Darrel Van Horn (Jack Nicholson) purchased.

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Below is the Quarterdeck Shop in Scituate, Massachusetts which served as a location for Alexandra’s (Cher) studio.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Snow Buntings in Scituate

I don’t know if it is a good sign to see Snow Buntings so early in the year. Is it a sign that we are in for a rough winter? I don’t know. Still quite dapper, this male is in his non-breeding plumage. I found him down by the Scituate Lighthouse. He goes well with granite, dormant grass and beach pebbles.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scituate Light: for my friend Patty in Colorado

Yesterday Becky and I had a trip to Braintree, Massachusetts mapped out. A few days earlier I received a FaceBook message from a friend in Colorado. She mentioned that she stopped by the blog and commented that she used to live in Scituate and my photos made her homesick.

As Becky was getting ready to go, I had a few minutes to satisfy my curiosity. Where is Scituate and why would my friend from Colorado miss is so? Well, it was within a half hour drive of Braintree and since we were already going way down south of Boston, why not go and have a look?

Those that do not live in the Boston area may not be aware that there are two camps. The North Shore camp and the South Shore camp. Each has its own biases and generally do not stray into the other’s territory. We on Cape Ann refer to Cape Code as “the other cape”. Becky and I often think about going to the other cape. It would be pretty cool, they have boats, fresh sea food, lighthouses…uh, hmmmm. We have that here…in our front yard.

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Above is the lighthouse, we found a great little restaurant that served sea food. I had an excellent fish chowder and a broiled seafood plate with stuffed sole, haddock, stuffed shrimp and scallops. Perfecto! Stay tuned, I’ll have some more shots from Scituate with boats and all of the fixings that make Maritime New England such a wonderful place.

Scenic Sunday

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Foggy Morning Paint Factory

The Tarr and Wonson paint factory appears out of the fog at dawn.DSC_0009

Ten Pound Island poked out as I was cooking breakfast.DSC_0011-1

Friday, November 5, 2010

Forgotten Photo Friday: Wanting to be an Eagle

A couple of photos that never made it to the blog. I know what is on this Great Black-backed Gull’s mind…Maybe someday he can be the subject of a gilded weather vane.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The last of the great trees

You better hurry up to New England. Trees like these are becoming harder to find.©2010 ShootingMyUniverse

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ten Pound Island in the Fall

It is that time of year when the sun is setting further to the south. This with the lower humidity give the area beautiful sunsets.©2010 ShootingMyUniverse

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