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 !

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Snow Of The Year....I Promise !

With the sun out the day before I gathered a few images around my house. Then today as the snow was flying I headed around to capture the last snow of the year.
Happy New Year to All!!!

Tattered flag over the East Gloucester Elementary School!

Wind blown weed!

Wind blown weeds!

Old broken branch....And the branch still blooms with the Spring!

A line of roof fall'n snow!

My foot broke the ice!

Ice encrusted "Dog & I" !

East Gloucester!

Buswell Pond!

Buswell Pond arch!

Lobster boat "Jupiter II"!

"Jupiter II" heads towards Blynman Bridge!

Fishing boat heads out!

Sculpture of Fitz Henry Lane!

No Parking!

Lobster traps at Harbor Cove!

"Jenny G"!

Harbor Cove!

The Fort!

"Privateer IV"!

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon"!

Stern line!

Ticket shack!

Fishermen's Wife's statue!

A close up!

Snow coated Fisherman!

Looking out to sea!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wind Damage !

35 mph NW winds, gusts to over 70mph has caused some damage around Cape Ann. Gloucester's O'Maley Middle School had it's roof ripped off around 4:00pm. The attached rink was evacuated as a precaution. Driving around I saw many roof shingles and tree branches scattered about.

Ripped Roof!

Another view!

And yet another!

The following day!

Captain Joe & Sons dock!

Diving gull!

Lanes Cove Breakwater!

Breakwater gap!

Wave surging through gap!

Rockport breakwater!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Dreary Days !

The last few days have really been dreary. Last weeks snow is nothing but leftover patches and piles as the warmer temps and rain worked on it.

Main Street reflections!

"Capt'n Mark" heads in passing the Paint Factory!

Old and new fishing vessels!

Empty boat ramp!

Lobsterman shack at Dun Fudgin boat ramp!

"Kelly Jean"!

Soft ground or a wayward snowplow tipped this boat over!

Loading net!

Nothing but net!

A closer look!

City Hall tower behind the net!

Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory!

Clouds breaking!

Rocky Neck Marine Railways!

Broken clouds!

"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!