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STRANGE WILDFIRE SUNSETS AND SUNRISES

The West Coast wildfires continue to cast a strange and eerie haze over Eastern skies. The sun appears redder and later in the sky in the morning and disappears behind a thick gray haze earlier in the afternoon.Gloucester Harbor Cape Pond Ice Sunset

Paint Factory “Great Auk” Sunset


Eastern Point Sunrise

SNOWY DAY IN GLOUCESTER with YOUNG SWANS, SAINT ANTHONYS-BY-THE-SEA, TEN POUND ISLAND, BRACE COVE, PAINT FACTORY, AND MORE

The prettiest kind of snowy day, not too cold, with swirly fluffy flakes.

GLOUCESTER HARBOR GLOWING TWILIGHT

Gloucester Harbor twilight hues as the light shifts from saffron to cinnabar to rose-violet. Click through slideshow to see full size.

Ten Pound Island Sunset

Paint Factory and Ten Pound Island Lighthouse

A Whale of a Tail

“Dive Deep Within” – Goetemann artist Deborah Redwood’s sculpture at the Paint Factory

Don’t you love the scale of Deborah’s piece? Much like Gloucester’s most beloved statues, the “Fishermen’s Wives Memorial,” “Man at the Wheel,” and “Joan of Arc,” “Dive Deep Within” is built to a very human scale and blends beautifully with the environment. “Dive Deep Within” is a statement, but does not try to compete with or dominate the surrounding landscape. Read more about Deborah’s piece here:

Deborah Redwood

and visit her website here: https://www.deborahredwood.com/

When I look at the subtle artistry of “Dive Deep Within,” I am reminded of the humungous abrasive metal sculpture that our community has been highly pressurized to accept, to not only find a suitable location for its installation, but to pay for its fabrication as well. One suggested site was the tiny narrow strip of green grass on the Rocky Neck causeway. When that location was wholeheartedly rejected, the next attempt was to locate the sculpture at the beautiful, but again very small, Solomon Jacob’s Park. This suggestion was especially nonsensical because the Solomon Jacob Park was specifically designed to be an open window to the working waterfront.

Monumentally large sculptures like that perhaps look best when sited in vast open spaces, a midwestern prairie or on a farm field; at a similar place where from the artist has made his home for most of his life, rather than Gloucester’s stunning waterfront.

Greatly appreciating the scale and intention of Deborah Redwood’s “Dive Deep Within”

THREE VIEWS GLOUCESTER CITY HALL AND SKYLINE

A view that never disappoints

Choppy Harbor waters

Storm clouds departing

Later the same afternoon

The Great Auk by Moonlight

The Great Auk by Moonlight

A change of pace from thoughts of blizzards and nor’easters. Today while organizing photos for my upcoming lecture programs, I came across this funny random photo never posted. Read more about Nathan Wilson’s Great Auk sculpture and the extinct bird that inspired the installation at the Paint Factory this past summer here.

BEAUTIFUL AND ATMOSPHERIC FOG DESCENDING OVER EASTERN POINT

FV Endeavor in the Foggy Sunset

Heading out to photograph wild creatures, I found fog, too. Beginning in the afternoon and lasting into sunset, waves and ribbons of fog enveloped the east end of Gloucester until only shapes and silhouettes were visible.

Fog Ribbons and FV Endeavor

A wedding reception was underway at the Yacht Club, lots of folks were out watching the setting sun, and a photo shoot was taking place on the Dogbar. Returning home, Niles Beach and Ten Pound Island were even more shrouded in fog. Final stop was the Paint Factory to catch the last glimmer of light. Looking towards Ten Pound Island from the Paint Factory, in the last Instagram you can see the sliver of a crescent moon.

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Nightfall

Beautiful from every vantage point all around the harbor. Click panoramic images to see full size.gloucester-harbor-sunset-copyright-kim-smithgloucesterskyline-nightfall-1-copyright-kim-smithgloucester-skyline-nightfall-copyright-kim-smith

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Fall Sailing Aboard the Schooner Thomas lannon

schooner-thomas-e-lannon-sunset-paint-factory-gloucester-copyright-kim-smithThe beautiful (and wonderfully fun) Schooner Thomas Lannon continues to offer sailing excursions throughout autumn. Check their website here for availability.

Dominic Nesta Returning to Port

Dominic Nesta and his unmistakeable fishing boat ‘Tide Skipper’ coming home Friday night, with the Fort in the background. I think the pilot house on the small book gives it a very interesting, unique look, making it always easy to identify whenever seen in the Harbor.

Dominic Nesta Tide Skipper fishing boat Gloucester MA copyright Kim Smith Dominic Nesta Tide Skipper fishing boat Gloucester MA Harbor  copyright Kim Smith

Cape Pond Ice, Paint Factory, Jolly Roger, and Lobster Boats Black Pearl, Dunlin, and Tiffany Marie

Dunlin Lobster Boat Gloucester Massachusetts Paint Factory ©Kim Smith2014Dunlin Lobster Boat

Snapshots from an August morning, taken just after sunrise while watering the HarborWalk gardens. I am so swamped with work during the warmer months that I never got around to posting these.

Hurry Summer ~ We Miss You!

Tiffany Marie Lobster Boat Gloucester Massachusetts ©Kim Smith 2014Tiffany Marie

Jolly Roger fishing boat Gloucester Mssachusetts waterfront ©Kim Smith 2014Jolly Roger

Cape Pond Ice Gloucester Massachusetts waterfront ©Kim Smith 2014Cape Pond Ice

Black Pearl Lobster Boat Gloucester Massachusetts Paint factory ©Kim Smith 2014Black Pearl

Dunlin Lobster Boat Gloucester Massachusetts Paint factory -2 ©Kim Smith2014Dunlin

Paint Factory Behind a Veil of Birch Leaves

Veil of Birch Leaves  Paint Factory ©Kim Smith 2013

I liked all the focal lengths and couldn’t decide which one to post–Paint Factory as muse.

Veil of Birch Leaves  Paint Factory  -2©Kim Smith 2013

Veil of Birch Leaves Paint Factory -3  ©Kim Smith 2013

Veil of Birch Leaves and Paint Factory  -4 ©Kim Smith 2013

Paint Factory Rocky Neck Gloucester

Video: Time Lapse Parade of Sails Through Gloucester Inner Harbor

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The taller ships start appearing around 1:50, but I liked seeing all the smaller boats, too. Look for the Stanley Thomas lobster boat closer to the beginning. After the Parade I walked out onto the rocky ledge near the Eastern Point Lighthouse, but as you can see in the second-to-last clip, a thunderstorm was on the way and I had to skedadle.

Beautiful Event to film-to many of us, Gloucester is our “somewhere over the rainbow.”