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, February 08, 2016

Snow Theme, That Time of Year!

Working 3rd shift the only commute consideration is the weather on the way in. There's virtually no traffic on the highway and so far I've been lucky snow isn't coming down then. Morning commute does have traffic but I'm heading away from most of it. Friday morning the rain had just changed to snow while I was driving home. It was perfect timing as the snow just started to accumulate on the grassy areas just as I pulled into the driveway.

Looking out my stairway landing.
 Front yard
 Snow covered everything!
 Backyard and my niece's playhouse.
 Dig out done, yard cleared so the dog can poop and ready to go to work.
 Compare the above to this 1/28/15 !
 From my work office.
 No pool parties today!
 A bench on Stacy Boulevard.
 Fishermen's Memorial
 The fisherman wearing a coat of snow.
 The snow really makes the colors pop!
As I was taking this a woman with a very expensive camera said "Don't shoot into the sun, you'll get a better result over there". It' good advice and she was trying to be helpful but at times I love a challenge.

Monday, February 01, 2016

From Breakwater to Breakwater!

It was a 50+ degree day to end January so I decided to go for a late afternoon ride around Cape Ann. Not having a theme in my mind, my first stop was on T-Wharf in Rockport to see if any photo ops presented itself. After T-Wharf I headed to Lanesville a small village which is part of Gloucester. During that ride the theme hit me. After talking a couple of shots there I figured I had just enough time to catch the sunset on Eastern Point off the Dog Bar Breakwater.

Rockport Harbor Breakwater.
 Flights ops over Motif #1.
 Coming in for a landing!
 Birds atop the Motif.
 Another view.
 "Bugs, Sweat & Beer"
 Climbing on the marker!
 Lanes Cove
 The new/old fish shack!
 Dog Bar Breakwater
 Cloud slices through the sun!
 Eastern Point Light
 Getting ready for a long walk!
 The end of the Breakwater.
 Looking back 2250' !
 Looking through the supports.
Deep Blue!
 The sun meets the horizon.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Snow Is Back!

Last Winter we had 128" of snow and that all began on this very weekend! Hopefully we won't have another winter like that but here it is. And while Boston TV weathermen predicted Gloucester would get 1"-3" of snow Saturday we actually got 8" on the ground!

 A lone walker on Good Harbor Beach as the snow clouds roll in.
 My yard at 10:50 pm Saturday night.
 Snow and sand!
The Creek
 Stage Fort Park
 Visitors Center
 Commercial Street
 Fishermen's Memorial
 Stacy Boulevard
 Pavilion Beach and the Beauport Hotel rising.
 Maritime Gloucester
 Harbor Cove
 Standing watch on a cold night.

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Mix of New and Old!

A little of new and old here and shows the different faces of Good Harbor Beach. While going through my files I sometimes get the urge to reprocess photos.

A stroll on Good Harbor Beach.
 Thacher Island hides behind Salt Island.
 Blood Moon
 Bass Rocks
 Rockport Harbor
 Snow falls 3/1/15.
 High tide and high surf!
 Footbridge to nowhere!
 Wild weather!
 Gull in a tempest!
 Huge breakers!
 A passing downpour produces rainbow.
 A closer look.
 Fishermen's Memorial as dawn breaks.
 Harbor sunset
 Capturing a gull.

"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 ! "