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, July 31, 2009

River Trip Cut Short, Not By Weather!

But by Greenheads! I got as far as the end of Wheelers Point when I was attacked by hungry stinging Greenheads! With river speed limits at 5 mph the temptation to hit the throttle was almost over-powering! Trying to navigate and take photos while these horsefly like demons buzzed around my head and ankles was a challenge to say the least. I came about and headed back to the harbor. Once back through the A.Piatt Andrew Bridge,the onsluaght subsided.

Elegant vessel "Barnacle"!

Profile of the vessel "Barnacle"!

A long way from home!

Gull in flight!

Large mutant swan on Ten Pound Island!

Fishing vessel "Osprey" and City Hall!

Tug boat "Bath" pilot house!

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" passes Paint Factory!

"Lannon" lumbers in!

Small lobster boat works backside of Ten Pound Island!

Walking the boat!

Sitting in a rising tide!

River fishing!

Relaxing on a sand bar!

Fun on the dock!

"Connemera Bay" on her mooring!

A. Piatt Andrew Bridge!

Flag on the column!

Workers under the bridge!

Top of the bridge!

Blue boat travels up river!

Blynman Bridge averages 10,000 opening per year!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Good Harbor Beach in the Fog & Leftovers!

I've been working on a new slideshow for the next Block Party and during the process I came across more photos of SailGloucester that I previously ignored. And today with heavy morning downpours ending around noon I headed to Good Harbor beach to see what the weather brought.

Wrapped in fog!

Looking for a spot!

Alone on the beach!

Gathering life guards!

Walking by gulls!

Fog covers the beach!

Beach stuff and gulls!

Beach chair!

Plume of water behind Ten Pound Island!

A water welcome!

Schooner bow!

"Picton Castle" through the rigging!

"Picton Castle" in front of Americold warehouse!

Looking up!

"Thomas E. Lannon" bowsprit!

"Lady Maryland" at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cruise Ship & Young Sailors!

A small coastal cruise ship "American Glory" entered Gloucester harbor this morning and is tied up at the Cruiseport. Young sailors enjoyed the breeze and young Greasy Pole walkers practiced for the future. And at 5:30pm Good Harbor Beach is packed!

"American Glory" among the fishing vessels!

"American Glory" at CruiseportGloucester!

Port side of the "American Glory"!

Stern view!

"Blue Streak" and "Lumber Jack"!

Little skipper!

Collision course!

Boots and sneakers!

Gull watching over the harbor!

"Lucy C."

Young Greasy Pole walkers practicing for a future St. Peter's Fiesta!


Going in!

Good Harbor Beach at 5:30pm!

"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!