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!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

The City Remembers!

10,000 Gloucester fishermen went down to the sea in ships....never to return. Saturday the city remembered with a solemn ceremony at the Fishermen's Memorial. Fishing vessels gathered in the harbor as family,friends and the public payed tribute to those who lost their lives at sea. Grace Burbridge and Josie Russo read poems in honor of their father,husband and father in law Matt Russo and John Orlando which were lost on January 3,2009 when their fishing vessel "Patriot" sank.

Senator Bruce Tarr in the drum line.

Oars of lost fishing vessels.

Procession heads towards the statue.

"Man at the Wheel" looks out to the sea.

Fishing boats gather.

Barry Pett speaks.

Mayor Carolyn Kirk.

Rabbi speaks.

A prayer is offered.

Grace Burbridge and Josie Russo.

Poems from the heart.

Little one.

A solemn moment.

Placing the wreath.

Placing flowers at statue.

Laying the wreath.

Another wreath to honor the fishermen.

Flowers to the sea.

Casting a flower to the sea.

Fishermen's Memorial.


FRANK said...


Kathleen Valentine said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Jay you always do good work but this to me is your best yet. You captured the emotion of the moment through your lens.

Jay Albert said...

Thanks all and yes Joe I try to let the photos tell the story. It was emotional and solemn and strengthens the statue's true meaning. It's just not a piece of art it's also a symbol of sacrifice and faith.

A New England Life said...

It appears the town did a very nice job honoring those who have been lost. It must have been mighty hot though!


"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"!

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