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, December 31, 2010

Last Entry of 2010 !

I struggled to find a title for my last entry of there it is!
I was going to do a year in review but got lazy. And here I am a little older maybe a bit wiser and I still haven't hit the lottery! Perhaps I should mention my New Years resolution, but after a few weeks I always forget what it was so that's out. One thing I'd like to know.....Who had the brilliant idea to start a new year in the dead of winter anyway? They must be from the southern hemisphere! If I had any say the new year would be the first day of Spring!

So with that I wish everyone a safe,healthy and prosperous New Year!

Fishermen's Memorial sporting his winter coat.

Lobster traps


Good Harbor Beach during the blizzard.

Captain Paul aboard the "Angela Rose".


East Gloucester

USCG "Grand Isle"

Jodrey Fish Pier

Sunset on the docks.

Tree on the hill of the Fitz Henry Lane House.

Dun Fudgin boat ramp....When I downloaded this it looked like a city across the river. Those lights are actually dockage lamps at the empty Cape Ann Marina.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blizzard of 2010 Continued !

In about an hours time I took over 200 photos of the Blizzard.
Here's some more:

Kids on a mountain of snow.

Stage Fort Park

City Hall

Commercial Street

"Padre Pio"

Paint Factory framed by lobster traps.

Down lines block Beach Road.

Breaker curling over.

Bass Rocks

Taking a pic!

East Main Street


Up on the ways.

Rocky Neck Marine Railways

"Phyllis A."

Line on the dock.

"Last Boat IV"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blizzard of 2010 !

It wasn't the biggest snow fall nor did it do as much damage as past storms but it did leave a mark here along the coast. Over 5000 Gloucester customers lost power, luckily I wasn't one of them. But the storm did hit close to home. A large maple tree next to my boat split and missed it!

Glad my boat is on the other side!

Snowy Gloucester.

Damaged Christmas tree.

Big curl!

Brace Rock

Brace Rock again.

Storm whipped Good Harbor Beach.

Beacon Marine

The old Birdseye plant.

Breaking sky.



Gift sign.

Inverted mirror view.

"Outward Bound"

"Phyliss A."

Shoveling the float.

Paint Factory

Ten Pound Island Light

Fishermen's Memorial wearing a winter coat!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa Claus over Cape Ann !

I did it! With the help of a good friend in Scotland I managed to not only capture Santa flying in his sleigh over Gloucester but over Rockport too! You see Scotland is 6 hours ahead of us and my friend left a note for Santa to ask him to slow down enough to do a fly-by photo shoot over Cape Ann and he did! First I set up my camera at the Rocky Neck Marine Railways and just before total darkness saw him whizzing by.
Santa was looking for homes where the children were fast asleep before he lands and brings them their presents. So I figured since it was still early maybe I could capture him over Rockport too. From T Wharf I got a good view and clicked just when Rudolph's head turned towards me, boy that red nose of his is really bright!

Santa over Gloucester!

Santa over Rockport!

"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!