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, December 15, 2014

Timing and Finding the Right Spot!

In photography some things you never plan on, at least that's how I end up taking pictures. Being at the right place at the right time all depends on may factors, even what's on my mind at the time. Sometimes I would miss a shot that would be interesting only because my focus was on another concern. Another factor I consider is after I download the memory card into my computer. What can I do to make the image as close as I see it with the naked eye. It is rare that the camera settings match up perfectly to what and how I wish to capture a subject. In August of 2009 I was driving through downtown and looked up at the City Hall Tower. The contrast between the tower and the sky was just right so I stopped on Dale Avenue and took several shots. Then I thought why not go inside and see if I could climb the tower! Mayor Carolyn Kirk was in her office and kindly gave me permission to do so. Climbing the rickety ladders was an adventure, it was interesting but my excitement of taking pictures from the very top was almost crushed! The windows looked like they were never cleaned from when City Hall was built in 1870!  Over the past few years I learned new post editing techniques to save an image. The dirty windows created smudges and off lighting conditions that are difficult to correct but felt I needed another go at it, and this is the result.

I also added some Good Harbor Beach images that I suspect how God creates a painting!

City Hall tower

 Inside the clock!
 Central Fire Headquarters in the foreground.
 Our Lady of Good Voyage Church to the left.
 Shaw's and Maplewood Avenue.
 St. Ann's
 Looking towards Thacher Island.
Thacher Island
 Good Harbor Beach parking lot and Milk Island.
 Inner harbor
 Looking over to Rocky Neck.
 Stage Fort Park in the distance.
 The Fort!
 Ten Pound Island
 Massive cloud reaches down!
 Satin clouds!
 Hint of a rainbow!
 God's creation!

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"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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