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 !

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some More Summer Shots!

Worst head cold I ever had! I finally was able to sleep last night so I guess the worse is over. No body aches which tells me it wasn't the flu but boy did it zap me. Still I can't taste anything and I'm getting tired of soup but boy am I hungry! The best thing to do is to keep busy some way and that's what I'm doing. I scoured my photo data base to find more images to post. Some are re-touched while others I haven't posted before.

Busy Blynman Bridge!

"Elizabeth Ann" goes through "The Cut"!

Orderly advance!


Schooner "Green Dragon"!

Schooner "Harvey Gamage"!

"Picton Castle" high in the rigging!

"Gateway Endeavor" and "Bluenose II"!

"Bluenose II" raises main!

"Picton Castle" and "Thomas E. Lannon" and CG 25' RIB!

"Picton Castle" and "Lannon" and "Gateway Endeavor"!

"Picton Castle"!

Working the main boom!

"Lannon" and Ten Pound Island!

Unitarian Universalist Church...or as we cal it "The UU Church"!

Whale watch boat "Yankee Freedom"

"Yankee Freedom" passes Eastern Point Lighthouse!

Monday, September 28, 2009

It Got Me !

I can't remember when the last time I've been hit with a cold this bad but it's here now! It started off with a sore throat late saturday afternoon. I've had sore throats before but that was in my football coaching days. This time I've been silenced! And then when sunday arrives so does the head congestion with the stuffy nose and head aches. Now I got the blurry vision and trying to type this is an adventure! Last night I kidded my wife by telling her I wasn't going in to work tommorrow. When I woke up this morning, that line must of stuck in my mind....I almost called in sick! Here I am still unemployed looking for work about to call in sick! I must be sick!
Back to this post. These images are ones I never posted from various times and themes. Some I just plain missed while others at the time I didn't think I could correctly align. And a few that just didn't fit a particular theme.


"Gateway Endeavor" provides the water show!

"Virginia" behind the water curtain!

"Westward" at anchor!

Fishermen's Memorial!

Looking through the boots!

Fisherman's profile!

Looking out!

Standing on the dock!

Smiths Cove in sunset light!

Gathering of vessels!

Passing up the basket!

Late afternoon sail!

Harbor Cove!


"Amanda & Andy" along with "Amanda & Andy II"!

Tidy up!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Makeover....Gloucester Style!

Every time I see the schooner "Roseway" it brings back memories when I was a kid. During the 60's I'd see her come in for her yearly haul out. Back then she was a Boston pilot boat, she had a large pilot house,no topmasts and in big block letters on the sides of her hull "PILOT". Even then I was amazed such an old vessel was still working,especially in that role. Now she's back at the Rocky Neck Marine Railways...the oldest continuous working marine railway in the country!

Boston Pilot "Roseway"!

"Roseway" moves in to the yard as sails of the schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" tower behind!

Bow towering above!

"Roseway" and "Unicorn"!


Bows on a sunny day!

Boots and props!

Repairing damaged keel from a summer grounding in Maine!

Hauling up supplies!

Haul away!


Port bow!

Props and masts!

"Roseway" in her cradle!

Two sterns!

Working on the rudder post!

"Roseway" prop!

Up on the "ways"!

Gulls on the roof!

Sailboat passes by!

Sunset over the railways!

"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!