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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Monday, July 17, 2017

Mid July in Gloucester!

These are present and past images I took in mid July.

Early morning harbor traffic!
 Miss Trish II passes Ten Pound Island.
 A closer look.
 Schooner Thomas E. Lannon.
 Foggy Good Harbor Beach.
 A foggy Good Harbor Beach sunset!
 Fog and sunset over the Blynman Canal.
 Shelf cloud over Gloucester!
 A Good Harbor Beach sunrise.
 A gull at sunrise.
 Young gull
 Right profile.
 Looking into the camera.
 Miss Sandy approaches Ocean Crest.
 Fishermen's Memorial
 Harbor Cove early dawn.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Dawns Early Light and Then Some!

Working the overnight shift affords me the opportunity to view the sunrise from the roof of the Beauport Hotel. I say at least twice a week I'll go up there unlocking doors and gates then see an amazing developing sunrise and have to go back down into my office and grab my camera.

City Hall as a gull flies by.

 In the morning light.
 Trinity Church and St Ann's.
 A close up of the Trinity Church.
 Lobster boat motors by Ten Pound Island.
 Here comes the sun.
 Reflective sunrise.
 Outer harbor at dawn.
 Schooner Ardelle and the Greasy Pole.
 Shooting through my windshield Ardelle glides by The Fort playground in the rain.
 Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and a gull!
 Hoops and a schooner!
 I took this 7 years ago and just noticed a face in the clouds, above City Hall tower!
 Good Harbor Beach in the rain.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Happy Independence Day 2017!

This year I had to make a plan, how to shoot the July 3rd fireworks and get to work on time. I like to arrive at work at least 15 minutes before my 11:00 pm shift. The problem is the Gloucester Fishtown Horribles Parade. The parade starts at 6:00 pm and it loops around from  GHS back through town and back to GHS approx at 8:15 pm. Needless to say the downtown area is in gridlock status. I need to find a place to park that affords me an easy exit to get back home to E. Gloucester to get ready for work. After a few tense moments stuck in traffic I found a few short cuts and found a parking spot close enough to the Boulevard but far enough to avoid the exit traffic. I arrived on the Boulevard 15 minutes before the 9:30 pm start, perfect! Once the fireworks were over a ten minute walk to my truck and I breezed home. However, leaving E. Gloucester for work, E. Main St. was gridlocked from all the people who viewed the fireworks across the harbor! Another short cut up and around and down Brightside Ave and some traffic on the West End of Rogers Street, I made it to work 15 minutes early!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Back to the Fiesta!

After taking three days of photos during the St. Peter's Fiesta, I finally had time to review those I didn't publish last week.

Crazy Hat Ladies!
 Listening to the Cape Ann Big Band.
 Tight squeeze!
 Big beer bottle!
 Dory and a basketball game!
 Schooner Ardelle.
 Seine boats and a schooner.
 Getting into position.
 Start line.
 And away they go.
 Pulling hard.
 Walkers gather on the Greasy Pole.
Short walk!
 Covered in grease!
 Nice form!
 Almost but he missed!
 Back breaker!
 Just one more step!
 The Greasy Pole crawl.
 Looking like Superman!
 Upside down.
 A close up shows a bad hair day!
Kids play in the water.

"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!

"A Gloucester Christmas ! "