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 !

Sunday, August 31, 2008

24th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival !

Perfect day for sail! Never have I seen sailing vessels as big as these schooners move so fast. With home town "Thomas E. Lannon" leading the Parade of Sail she flew through the harbor. Her along with the "Virginia" must have been doing 12-15 knots!
It was a challenge to get these pictures. I'm at the helm alone with what I call "weekend warriors" in vessels of all types criss crossing in every which way! Boat wakes made the harbor seem like being in a blender! I even dropped my camera when some yahoo decided to show off his horsepower and speed through the throng! Luckily no harm done.

Boat Parade & Fireworks !

It was the perfect evening....warm,calm seas and a great show on the water! After picking up my passengers at the dock of Capt. Carlo's it was to the outer harbor for the Lighted Boat Parade and fireworks. With infernal devices being shot off from Stage Fort Park and Ten Pound Island the sky lit up over the anchored spectator fleet.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Last Big Bash of the Summer!

As the schooners pull into port for the 24th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival,they will be greeted by the site of the old Paint Factory finally under repair! During my Friday tour of the harbor one interesting thing happened to me. I was following the Coast Guard's 47'boat out and soon was racing her out to the breakwater! It's one of those things that happen when two boats are running side by side in open water.A glance over to see who's faster.No words are exchanged, it's difficult to explain, but we do wonder who has the fastest boat.Maybe that's how the fishermen were back in the schooner days when they raced back to port.Some say to get the best price for fish but I think the real reason was for bragging rights on who's vessel was faster. Anyway...... I won!
Among the pictures I posted was the schooner "Alabama",I wonder about her captain. He's probably a fine sailor but it took him almost an hour trying to tie up at the pier!

"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!