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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"A Gloucester Christmas ! "

My Views of Gloucester !

Monday, August 08, 2022

Fog, Sunshine and a bit of rain!

 The drought continues however Thursday we has about 30-40 minutes of light to steady rain. The brook behind my house remained dry but about 48 hours later water appeared in the deep hole! Then late afternoon Sunday a T-Storm provided a 15 to 20 minute downpour! Thursday's rain didn't put a dent in the water level of my koi pond but Sunday's downpour did. The 55 gallon rain barrel I have that feeds the pond with its overflow was about half full, but now is full. Also I included early morning shots, a fog bank moving in and Sunday afternoon at Good Harbor Beach.

       A squirrel heading to the koi pond for a drink!


           A puddle in the deep hole of the brook.



City Hall and the "Three Amigos" with one missing a limb!

                         West End and the "UU Church".
                              Harbor Cove at daybreak.
                               Lone dory
                     The Greasy Pole with wisps of fog!
                    Walking the Good Harbor Footbridge.
                               Fog bank moves in.

        Fisherman on Bass Rocks as fog bank approaches.
                                           The cast.
                               Bright and hot Sunday.

                             A gathering on the rocks.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Clouds, Drought and a Damaged Wind Turbine!

 The drought continues, my yard is brown and the brook out back is dry! Not even a puddle is remaining. In the meantime late Saturday night the huge Applied Materials wind turbine installed in 2012 threw a blade. Luckily the only damage was a few 55 gallon drums of hydraulic fluid stored at the base. The turbine is the largest east of the Mississippi, well it was!

A chart to compare to.

November 2018 the last time it was worked on.
Dried up brook.
The deep end all dried up!
The brook overgrown.
There's fungus among us!
Overlooking the City of Gloucester.
Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
City Hall
Rippled sky over Good Harbor Beach.

Wispy cloud over the house.
Fiery sky!

The sky reflects off the East Gloucester Elementary School.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Hottest Week of the Year!

 Boston broke a record on Sunday with a high of 100 f degrees but here on Cape Ann it topped off at 86 f degrees. It was the sea breeze factor kicking in. The brook behind my house is feeling the effects of the latest drought. I've been here since 1960 and never in my life have seen the brook stop flowing! It's down to a trickle. I use the brook as my emergency water source for my koi pond since the city tap water will kill the koi. Luckily I have a full rain barrel that when it does rain the overflow goes directly into the pond.

  In the meantime I captured commercial fishing for pogies inside the outer harbor and different views of Good Harbor Beach.

                                            Down to a trickle!

                                           The rocks are usually covered in water!
Early morning harbor activity.
Lobster boat Lady B. hauling traps.
Pogey fishing.

City tractor cleaning Pavilion Beach.
Hot roof work.
Good Harbor Beach in the morning.
Creek closed to swimming due to high bacteria count.
Saturday late afternoon.
Reflecting at the Creek.
Sunday afternoon about 5 pm.
Walking the Creek.
Climbing the jetty.
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon.

"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 !


25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Slideshow !

SailGloucester 2009 Slideshow !

Allie Hates Soccer!