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 !

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween "08" !

It was a mild evening for trick or treating so it was a trip to see the niece's & nephew's in costume. My grand niece Lily and grand nephew Mike had fun with their "little" St Bernard "Bear" while next door my nephew Seth with a new hair style holds "Lady Bug" "Bubbles". Seth's brother Noah "Minnie Mouse" was on hand while being entertained by "Gator" "Scuba"!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

October Winds Down !

I was late....too late to catch the sun before it went below the horizon! I really wasn't planning to take any photos.Thursdays my wife takes her parents out of town to Bingo and I usually call in for a pizza at Maria's. I had just hung up the phone and looked outside.Though the sky didn't have that amazing look, there was that soft yellow to orange cloud whispers that at times maybe worthy. So with a 20 minute wait for my pizza I headed over to Niles Beach to see what was left of the sunset.
Oh....That's the Boston skyline,about 30 miles away as the gull flies!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Looking Back !

What I posted here are a few of my early photos. The fishing vessel "Two Friends" awaits the welders torch. She had been sunk dockside in Harbor Cove for several years when she was raised and brought here in East Gloucester. Her rigging and superstructure was removed,holes in the hull repaired and towed away. This was my very first picture taken with a digital camera!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

All Wrapped Up !

Well.... she's out,it turned out to be a good day to "haul hull". My nephew Seth gave a hand and it took us maybe 3 minutes from when I landed her on the trailer to when I pulled away from the ramp. Timing is key,the tide was going down and if I arrived at the ramp 30 or so minutes later there wouldn't be enough water to tie up to the ramp floats. Also you need to powerwash the bottom while it's wet,otherwise that gunk will get concrete hard if allowed to dry. A fifteen minute ride home and it was still moist enough to powerwash off.

Friday, October 24, 2008

That's It ! Next Ride.... to the Ramp !

The season's over, The next time in the boat is to take her to the ramp and "haul hull"! New tarp is ready,I just hope the weather holds up. Well the tide was low and the temps were moderate and a steady breeze from the southwest. Good time to head up the Annisquam River and check out the foliage. And the City Hall tower wrapping is coming off. A new copper cap... she's looking good. The rebuilding of "The Rudder" is in full swing and the F/V Blacksheep was spotted heading to her winter dockage.

"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!