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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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Greasy Pole in November !

The splash was replaced by a thump!
I heard there were plans for a fundraiser to replace the platform that was destroyed in a September storm but I didn't know the details. Luckily I was driving by Newell Stadium and saw a commotion. There on the field was the Greasy Pole stretched over padding with a bunch of colorful characters wandering the gridiron. For a $25.00 donation anyone who wished could walk the pole. No need for me to head out early and find a spot to tie up my boat, just walk up to the end of the pole without the Coast Guard kicking me out! I could see this spreading all over the country with the world championships held in Gloucester! ESPN could cover the "Greasy Pole Walk of the Week"! And the "Play of the Day" could be "Walk of the Day"!

Three groups walked the pole and I was there for the last two. If you would like to donate to this Gloucester tradition please do by sending a check to Greasy Pole Fund, care of Cape Ann Savings Bank, 19 Main St., Gloucester 01930, or designate the check for the Greasy Pole Fund and send it to the St. Peter's Fiesta Committee, P.O. Box 3105, Gloucester, 01930

The traditional Greasy Pole in June.

Applying the grease.

The Greasy Pole at Newell Stadium.

Greasy Pole hats!

Butt plant!

Covered in grease!

Feet first!

Getting close!

Winning lunge!

The flag is in his hand.

Head over heels!

Hip buster!

Injured walker responds.

Laying down!



Sinking in a sea of foam!

Poncho failure!

Rib buster!

Superman style!

The reach is too short!


Another winning approach!

Victory smile?

Happy as a clam!

Holding the flag against the sun.

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