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, May 09, 2011

Among The Blood & Guts !

Commercial fishing is back at full swing with the opening of this years season. Dogfish, Cod, Haddock, Pollock, Redfish, Monkfish, Cusk, and various flounders are among the many species being landed. Keeping up with the offloads is one of my challenges, the last thing I want is to slow the process down and so far so good. One thing this job has done to me is to NOT rely on a calculator. I'm now at the point of adding totals in my head and checking my results the old fashion way, by pen and paper. The winter had much to do with that, the cold temps made my calculator useless and at times my pen would freeze up! Offloading a fishing vessel is fast paced, watching the scale as fish are culled and filled in totes gets you into a rhythm. Getting a phone call during offload is another challenge. Usually it's the office(In Yarmouth, N.S. Canada) to tell me what boat,where and when it's due. Then it's grab the Droid, drag my finger across the screen to answer, get the info and put it back in the holster while 112 lbs of Cod just went across the scale. All this while holding my clip board and writing the results! And then there is the splatter, fish blood and guts and fish scales, on my cheeks, hitting my arms and hands, just all over! And the "bombing runs" from above that I mentioned in my last post! Am I complaining? NO! It's fresh, it's tradition, it's Gloucester, it's fun in a strange kind of way and it's a job!

Grey Morning.

All baited up!

All that bait attracts a crowd!

Checking out the catch as the next boat pulls in.

Dogfish aboard the "Irma C. II"

Culling Cod.

Flying Cod!

Escorted by gulls.


Holding myself up.


A New England Life said...

I'll bet your wife loves cleaning all those gross clothes too. NOT! LOL! Definitely not a job for everyone but it seems to be your niche.

And you're all high tech with a Droid!

Jay Albert said...

It's not as bad as you think Sharon, The first few days doing this yes my wife said I smelled like fish! I didn't notice it except when I got into my truck, 'cause the truck smelled like fish! So I did something about it. I buy those powerful "Christmas Trees" that hang from the mirror. Now the truck and I smell like Christmas all year!

"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 !


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