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, April 30, 2009

Spring Is Bust'n Out !

It's good to see nature beginning to bloom. Peter Mondello and his lobster boat "Allison Carol" down at the dock and the city's steeples seem to stand out this time of year while the students at the East Gloucester Elementary School in a photo op with the flowers.

After many requests I have a new online shop with many of my images for sale!
Check it out by clicking the text below the "Visit Our Store" banner !

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Power & Speed Years Apart !

I went down to the Rocky Neck Marine Railways as things are getting busy there. The usual painting going on as the fishing vessel "Miss Sonya" gets a new coat. But up on the "ways" was the tug "Bath" from Boothbay Harbor,Maine. She was built in 1908,four years before the launching of HMS Titanic! And there was a 2800 horse power monster....."Codzilla"! "Codzilla" screams around Boston Harbor taking it's passengers on a thrill ride over 40 mph with rock-n-roll blasting from it's speakers !

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

When Bloggers Meet !

A little after 8 this morning a 2 alarm fire struck the basement of CVS on Main St. I grabbed my camera and headed down.Fortunatly the GFD was able to contain the blaze preventing much more damage. But unfortunatly several start up buisness associated with Gloucester's Buisness Incubator suffered smoke & water damage. On my way home I decided to stop by the dock of Capt. Joe & Sons and chat with fellow blogger and author of the ever popular "Good Morning Gloucester" Joey Ciaramitaro.I was greeted by the official greeter at Capt. Joe's..... Pablo. Joey asked if I'd like to go with him to deliver lobsters to The Seaport Grille at Cruiseport Gloucester. Wow what a place,bi-fold glass doors that open up to the deck, the woodwork is magnificent.And Joey wasted no time to interview the manager John Arnold! And when I did head home it was Picture Day at East Gloucester Elementary School!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Back Online!

I got my computer back from the shop,now I can access my database and download new photos. Hers's a few photos from the "downtime" days.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gloucester Guerilla Art Project III

Come on down to see what Gloucester looks like through lens! You'll be amazed!

The third official Gloucester Guerilla Art Project will be held at Cape Ann Community Cinema this Sunday at 1:00PM. 267 East Main St.

Presenters include GMG’s own Sharon Lowe-

Sharon Lowe is a Good Morning Gloucester contributor, photographer, and educator. Her love of Gloucester is evident in her images. “Conversations with the Children of our Oldest Fishermen” is the first in a series of interviews for her project “Growing Up in Gloucester”. Karen McCormack will be talking about her father, Tony Testaverde.

Gloucester Blogger Jay Albert-

His slideshow is named “My Views of Gloucester” It’s the full version of the Youtube version I made. It consists of this past winter’s photographs,the fishing industry and a segment of the St. Peter’s Fiesta and a surprise weather related photograph.

Emile Doucette, Tom Papows, Michael Pallazola from Bait & Tackle-

The Greasy Pole
“Created by Gloucester natives Tom Papows, Michael Pallazola, & Emile Doucette in just 5 days, “The Greasy Pole” is a 7-minute short film about Gloucester’s unique sporting event. The film was made as part of the International Documentary Challenge ( and has been selected as a finalist in this year’s competition.”

“The International Documentary Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a 7 minute non-fiction film. The filmmakers are assigned a genre (in this case SPORTS documentary) and a theme (HOPE and/or FEAR). Created by three Gloucester natives, Tom Papows, Michael Pallazola, & Emile Doucette, “The Greasy Pole” has been selected as one of the 13 finalists in the competition and will be screened at the
Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto this year.”

Robert Newton-

Robert Newton runs the Cape Ann Community Cinema, and is a full-time writer and editor. He recorded the award-winning novelty CD “Monkey Bismuth,” and is the keeper of his late grandfather’s collection of antique Gloucester post cards, some of which are part of this show.

Mike Lindberg-

Mike Lindberg, GMG contributor and mastermind of many mind blowing photographing and editing posts created the video to Accompany Earl & Arch’s “Gloucester Til The End” and will be putting together something amazing of which I know nothing about yet.

So Plan on getting there a little early and hanging out to meet the folks that have put these presentations together and also speak with other Gloucester lover and creative types!

Remember- This Sunday at 1:00PM it starts but doors will open early for the meet and greets.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

On-No....lost my computer!

It got me....a virus. Sunday night all computer functions ceased.In the meantime it's in the shop while my niece allowed me to borrow her laptop computer to type this. Hopefully if everything goes allright I'll be back on in a day or two.

On Sunday April 26 @ 1:00pm I'll present my full You Tube version of "My views of Gloucester"(Check it out in my links section) at the Gloucester Guerilla Art Project at the Cape Ann Community Cinema.
Come on down and say hi!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Empty Harbor !

It wasn't until I got home did I get a sense of an empty harbor. Perhaps my memory of the harbor the way it was back in the 60's flashed by. Back then every dock was buzzing with activity.Boats of all sizes were working their way in as others were steaming out. And yes this was Sunday but Sunday's past still had activity that were multiple to this time. And sure I was along the waterfront for maybe 20 minutes, not much time to take it in. When one boat (Anne Rowe) steamed by it broke the stillness of the waters.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Here Comes The Night !

With solid cloud cover I wanted to see how well the camera reacted to low light conditions.

"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!