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, September 19, 2011

My Last Week At Work!

It's over except for the final paperwork. My career as a Dockside Monitor along with all the other DM's along the coast has come to an end. A program that the Canadian Fisheries have been doing since the early 90's, NOAA decided to end the program after a year and a half run. For me it's been an interesting adventure.Starting after a week of training we were deployed along the docks to begin a program that was never attempted before. After a few days it was clear to me it wasn't just collecting offload data. We would at times settle tally disputes between dealer and fisherman. There is no standard of weighing fish, each fish house has their own subtle ways of weighing fish. We were the checks and balances for the industry, looking out for their best interests as the extra independent eyes for the fishermen and dealer. And through it all I've met many wonderful hard working people. That's the difficult part for me, I have seen the labor of love that goes with the industry and I've seen the frustration of dealing with an over restricted profession. In a sense I feel I'm abandoning the crew.

But there may be hope on my personal employment horizon. When my boss said to hang on to my company cell phone he explained there is something in the works. It's not set in stone and I can't get into details but they want to keep in touch for a possible near future position.
I wonder if the fish smell in my truck will be gone by then?

I made a stop at the last Downtown Block Party and this sign got me laughing!

The Gloucester High School "Docksiders" stage band. WOW are they good!

They sure attract a crowd!


My grand niece!

A circle of clouds.

"Hammer Head" a commercial fishing boat, and their rods!

An Edgewater center console cruises Harbor Cove.

Schooner "Ardelle" hoisting the sails.

"Sasquatch III"

Storm approaches.

Rain pours down as "Midnight Sun" passes by.

A couple of tuna on ice.

Hoisting up a big tuna!

Tuna tail.

Gulls steals bait from the crew of lobster boat "Jean Elizabeth"!


Open wide!

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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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