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 !

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gloucester Architecture !

On Saturday I was over by the Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory looking to see if a few iced up fishing vessels were in the harbor. Harbor activity was slow at best with this cold weather. Then I realized how interesting the downtown architecture was from that vantage point.

Portuguese Hill and Our Lady of Good Voyage Church!

"Melissa Leigh" passing "The Fort"!

Passing Harbor Cove!

"Kathryn Leigh"!

She continues on!

"Melissa Sue" and dory enters inner harbor!


Following dory!

In Harbor Cove!

Harbor Cove!

Iced up "Challenger"!

Ice line along Good Harbor Beach!

Group huddle!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Boy It's Cold Out !

Middle of the day and it's 23 degrees out. Not too bad with the sun out but a 30+ mph wind the cold goes right through you. Today I headed to the north side of Cape Ann to Gloucester's village of Lanseville and over to the town of Rockport.

Ice coated lobster traps!

Lanes Cove Breakwater gap!

Choppy Ipswich Bay!

Salt water icing!

Ice coated breakwater!

Another view!

Looking along the breakwater!

Cold ducks!

Mallards in the stream!

A parade of ducks!

Pigeon Cove!

Pigeon Cove boat cradle!


Shuttered Cape Ann Tool Company!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Summer and Winter Mix !

I had to change plans today and was only able to catch a few images along the Boulevard of a man feeding the birds and still empty storefronts at Gloucester Crossing. The rest are of images I didn't post yet, some may look familiar but were taken from slightly different angles.

"Picton Castle" is welcomed by the "Gateway Endeavor" and "Thomas E. Lannon"!

One time Gloucester fishing dragger now schooner "American Eagle"!

Sailing by the "Adventure"!

Steeples and Masts!

Whale watch boat "Yankee Freedom"!

Lobster boat "Black Pearl"!

Hauling traps!

The hungry gather!

Hand fed!

Gull looks on!

Joan of Arc!

Empty storefronts at Gloucester Crossing!

Gull in flight!

Washed up tractor tire on Niles Beach!

Unitarian Universalist Church!

Dog Bar Breakwater beacon during sunset!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Difficult Light !

With the clouds playing games with the sun, trying to get a descent shot was a challenge. Low light,too much light was the name of the game as the afternoon went along.

Fishermen's Memorial!

Foreground lit skyline!

City Hall just getting into the light!

"UU" church and St. Ann's steeples!

Birdseye plant in the cloud's shadow. Otherwise the white paint would wash out the image!

Playing on Half Moon Beach!

Stage Fort!

Aimed out to sea!

Early defense!

On the bench!

Coast Guard 47' boat passes the Paint Factory!

Fishing vessel "Jocka" passes the Paint Factory!

Passing Ten Pound Island!

"Jocka" and "Foxy Lady" pass!

Heading towards the Breakwater!

"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!