Saturday, April 18, 2009

Patriot's Day Storm, 2007

This was Gloucester today. Cool and pleasant weather. Many sail boats were launched today. This is a dory fitted with sails.
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B and I were new to Gloucester in 2007. This was our first big nor’easter. In the morning, the breakers were roaring on the shore with the tide rising, Atlantic Avenue was closed during high tide. The low lands were flooded.
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This is Salt Island. Notice how big the waves are compared to the island.
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Waves crashing on Atlantic Avenue.
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In the afternoon, the sun broke out. I went back out to Atlantic to photograph the breakers.

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Dogbar Breakwater after the tide had gone half way out.
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18 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

WOW Steve. You really captured this well. Fantastic shots.

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
Wow these are very impressive waves!! You got them well and the dynamic of the pictures is fantastic!!

Eve said...

Amazing photos of this powerful event Steve!

Tabib said...

Fantastic force of nature here!

Michele said...

Whoa, these are awesome! The powerful wave force crashing up against those rocks is really captured in your pictures... I could literally hear the sounds and feel the spray against my face...
Well done!

Richard said...

A whole series of "WOW" pictures. Hard to pick out a favorite but really like the yellow one #8. Sure looks like a lot of sand got stirred up in that storm.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful series of images! That sea sure is wild and powerful. I love the details of the water churning.

Roy said...

Some dramatic and amazing scenes Steve.
A real sea change from California (that wasn't meant to be a wise crack either Steve)

Jenny said...

Mother nature at her most elemental. Fantastic photos Steve! I really love No 10 with the wave caressing that rock and the gorgeous colours of the rocks in the foreground.

NCmountainwoman said...

Fantastic series of photographs. I was amused by the dory with sails and then totally amazed by the furious sea. What a sight (and sound) that must have been!

Doug Taron said...

Excellent storm series. I was on Cape Ann for my Dad's birthday in '07 and got to see that storm. Most of my photos are from the Magnolia shore.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Steve. That's definitely nature in the 'RAW'. Superb captures.

Andy said...

Wow...powerful waves action.

In one photo it appears the house maybe engulfed by the waves.
The occupant's must have been on edge.

Great set of photos.

VALKYRIEN said...

Oh my - this is powerful! Great series of the waves threatening to swallow that house! Lot of action in your shots today!

Anonymous said...

The pictures are fantastic! Makes me want to live by the ocean. Or at least Lake Michigan or Lake Superior. Yes I live in Michigan.

Mary said...

Wow, terrific shots! they really convey the power of the water and wind!

Arija said...

You have capturd some really powerful moments here. The power of the churning seas and the onlaught of water upon the shore andspray over the house so close to the shore. I wonder what that does to the paintwork?
A terriffic post.

matthew houskeeper said...

You really captured the force of the waves crashing.

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