The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!

The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!
Spied this over Route 128 on my way home from work. Dirty windshield and strong sun glare I had to darken the image and crop out the sun. That's the only edit to what's probably my worse quality image. I figured some would get a kick out of it so I posted the pic on facebook. A few shares later it's gone world wide! Who would of thunk it?

Why I created this......

Born and raised in Gloucester, Ma fishing gets in your blood. Surrounded by the sea, kids here have a boat almost as much as kids elsewhere have bicycles! As I grew older my fishing ambitions gave way to what's around me. Although I still "drop a line" every so often, my attention wanders to the majesty of the natural light that make this place so special. Never is each day the same. The subjects may be the same but the light from the sea & sky will morph the subject into a form of art. For that reason artists have been drawn to these shores for several hundred years, they followed the light painting and sketching these surroundings. What artists capture with paint on canvas, I attempt to capture with a click.....if I'm lucky!

I guess that's a sort of Fish'n!

Jay Albert

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"A Gloucester Christmas ! "

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Mid September & Leftover Stuff!

Mid September beach crowd at Good Harbor Beach!
 Under a cloudless sky.
 A back lit lost file I took 7 years ago.
A back lit photo from the 2018 Gloucester Schooner Festival.
 Schooners gather.
 Sailing away.
 New & old designs.
 Seeing double!
 Gulls watch the Annisquam River boat traffic.
 Moon Dancer chugs by.
 Mooring field in a tranquil harbor.
 Ten Pound Island light peeks around the trees.
 A high tide beach walk.
 More fireworks.....

 Early morning surfers at Good Harbor Beach.

Monday, September 10, 2018

More Gloucester Schooner Festival and Then Some!

With 345 pictures taken during the Schooner Festival I got some more here. Also others from the last two weeks.

"Schooner Park"
  Preparing the bowsprit.
 Sailin along.
 Yachts and schooners.
 Working aloft.
 High perch.
 Small schooner meets large schooner.
Sailing past the Beauport Hotel.
 Thomas E. Lannon
 Adventure off the Beauport Hotel.
 Adventure off Stage Fort Park.
 Bluenose II heads out.
  Umbrellas moving in!
 Hot and humid day at Good Harbor Beach.
 Looks like "The House" at Good Harbor Beach is melting in the heat!
 Daybreak over the harbor.
 Heathcliff watching over Gloucester!
 Sunrise over Harbor Cove.
Good Harbor Beach sunrise.
A week earlier, see the difference?
 Lobster boats pass coastal cruise ship American Constitution.
 Sunset over the Annisquam River.
 A jet ski passes by.
   Strange rainbow at dusk.
 Gloucester City Hall at dusk.

Monday, September 03, 2018

2018 Gloucester Schooner Festival!

The weather couldn't be more perfect for a schooner festival. Thanks to my nephew Seth I was on the water this year with Seth at the helm of his boat. He did a masterful job negotiating the spectator fleet and keeping the sun to my back when needed.
    "Schooner Park"! This is the vision I had since I was a kid for lot I4-C2, vacant since the early 1960's.  Schooners and present day commercial fishing vessels can share this waterfront space and makes a wonderful backdrop from land and the harbor of our past and present heritage. The perfect location for the schooners Adventure, Thomas E. Lannon and Ardelle. Lets say we make the temporary dock permanent!

"Schooner Park"
 Paint Factory
 A closer look.
 From the water "Schooner Park" at Harbor Cove.
 Bows of the Bluenose II and Columbia.
 Columbia bow on.
 Looking up.
Lynx off the Paint Factory.
 Thomas E. Lannon rounds The Fort.
 Lannon passing the Beauport Hotel.
 Oars up saluting the Lannon.
 Red sails!
 Adventure aft.
 Adventure leads Roseway.
 Adventure and Thomas E. Lannon approach.
 Bluenose II bow.
 Bluenose II back lit.
 Columbia heads out.
  Ardelle and Fame.
 Bunched up.
 Columbia bow.
 Columbia crew raise the sail.
 Columbia pulls away.
 Columbia heads out.
 "Gunboat" fires salute to Adventure.
 Jimmy "T" races Columbia, and he's winning!
 Liberty Clipper
 Liberty Clipper and the city skyline.
 I got "shot" as Lynx fired a salute. Just after I took this I lowered the camera and something flew into my eye! It was irritated for a few hours but cleared up.
 Speedwell built in 1924!
 Gloucester Police boat and its water cannon.
 Western Edge
 Crew member of the Columbia has a birdseye view!
 Yankee Freedom speeds through the spectator fleet.
 BOOM! From the Fishermen's Memorial.

"Glosta Logic"

It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!

Angels in Disguise


Unloading Haddock !


25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Slideshow !

SailGloucester 2009 Slideshow !

Allie Hates Soccer!