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 !

Monday, August 31, 2009

August Images and Gloucester Crossing!

Going through my database, I came up with August photos that I hadn't posted yet. And today I took a ride up to the Mall....Gloucester Crossing! It still is under construction but things are progressing. Landscaping is under way and store interiors are being filled. Another layer of pavement is needed for the access roads.The Market Basket supermarket appears on the small size while a hiring trailer is set up.

Gloucester Crossing sign goes up!

Market Basket hiring trailer!

Market Basket!

Gloucester Crossing!


Side view of Marshalls!

Five Guys Burgers & Fries!

Joan of Arc statue!

American Legion!

Heavy cloud cover!

"Jesse Boyce" at mooring!

"J's Escape" and Melissa K."!

"Lady Mystique" at dockside!

"Lori Morgan"!

Lounging around!


"Sharon Elaine"!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Danny Boy Was A Whimper of a Storm !

Well Tropical Storm "Danny" was a bust. Heavy rains and late gusts of wind but that was about it.

Silent Niles Beach!

Schooner in safe harbor!

"Samay" at the dock!

Fishing off a broken pier!

Lone fisherman heads for another spot!

A wet Good Harbor Beach!

Washed up seaweed at Good Harbor Beach Creek!

Surf at Good Harbor Beach!

Digging in the sand!

Digging deep!

Ten Pound Island light!

Beachcomber at Pavilion Beach!

Checking a find!

Lone truck and boat trailer!

Empty Dun Fudgin boat ramp!

Barge in a rainy Annisquam River!

Pleasure boat "Carona Nights"!

"Sunlight" in the rain!

Schooners "Westward" and "Spirit of Massachusetts"!

Wet Harbor!

Harbor Cove!

Rainy St. Peter's Square!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Calm Before The Storm !

With Tropical Storm "Danny" two days away the weather today was as perfect as it gets! With temps in the 70's and bright skies it was the time to head out in the boat before I got her "storm ready". My way of getting the boat prepared for heavy weather is to install all curtains, seal rod holders(they open to the bilge allowing rain in),lowering the VHF antenna and taking in any securing line slack.

Half mast in honor of Senator Kennedy.

Schooners "Spirit of Massachusetts" and "Westward"!

Stern view!

Working aloft!

Tall work!

Sailing lessons!

Young sailors!

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" in a breeze!

The "Lannon" and the city!

City skyline!

Snoozing fisherman and bait stealing gull!

Narrow hull of the "Robin Jean"!

Smart looking blue center console!

Fishing vessel "Sea Farmer II" approaches dock!

Profile of the F/V "Sea Farmer II"!

"Gone Fishing" dockside!

Crowded dock!

Grooming Gull!

Smiths Cove dockage!

Looking towards Pirates Lane!

F/V "Blacksheep"!

Lobster boat "Western Edge"!

Geno Mondello unloads lobsters!

Unloading at Captain Joe's and Sons Lobster!

"The Pirate of Cape Ann" and his 1st mate!

"Pirate" rows away!

Fishing for Blues!

Paint Factory siding!

Backside of the Paint Factory!

"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!