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 !

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Preventing An Explosion & Too Much Rain !

Today the ground is saturated,basement pumps are working overtime as we are again pelted with heavy rains. On Monday an oxygen tank and acetylene tank caught fire inside the Carter's Yacht Yard building at the Rose's Marine property. Another "good stop" by the Gloucester Fire Department prevented a major explosion and fire.

"Gillian Anne" passes Carters Yacht Yard building.

Hauling out damaged tanks.

Gull flies by.

Burnhams Field fit for gulls!

Babson Dam Spillway.

Greasy Pole in the rain.

Soggy Boudreau Little league Field.

John H. Alto Park.

No golf today!

Gull flies over Dog Bar Breakwater.

Surfers head out, no rain will stop them!

Wet Good Harbor Beach.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Little Essex and Gloucester !

The other day as I drove through Essex that red barn along the way caught my eye and I had to pull over and take a few shots. And a sure sign of Spring is the launching of the sailboats used for Gloucester's youth sailing programs.

Lobster boat in Harbor Cove.

Launching the sailboats.

On the float and ready for the sailing season to start.

Essex cows!

The barn.

Essex farm.

"Big Red".

Two gulls.

Checking out the sights.

Gull, a close-up.


"Northern Edge".

Tug "Nicolas T.".

Lobster traps at St. Peter's Park.

Survival suit....why it's there I have no clue!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Boats and Sand !

In New England the early Spring can bring extremes. Yesterday it topped off at 60 degrees while today struggled to reach 40 degrees. There was snow in the morning but a beautiful sunset capped off the day.

"Thomas Laighton".

On the "Ways".

Bow on.

"Unicorn" and "Thomas Laighton".

Our lady of Good Voyage Church under the stern.

Dog Bar Breakwater.

"Provedenza" coming back from dumping empty clam shells.

Hammond Castle.

"Aaron & Melissa" pass the breakwater.

Passing at sea.

"Miss Kelly".

Passing coal ship "Sophie Olendorff".

Turkeys on Eastern Point!

Wind swept sands of Good Harbor Beach.

Throw me the ball!

Where did it go?

Dogs in the sand.

Niles Beach sunset.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Coast Guard Boarding and 2009 March Sunset !

With rain and drizzle the last few days I stumbled on a boarding of the fishing vessel "Bantry Bay" by the USCG 47'MLB. Also a few other harbor subjects. Then I decided to go back to this week in 2009 and bring back a few sunset images.

Good Harbor Beach in the rain.

"Bantry Bay" and USCG 47' MLB.

Side by side.

Speeding up.

Passing the Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory.

"Coastie"on wheelhouse roof!

Climbing down.

"Grace Marie" heads in.

Getting ready to dock.

"Knotts Island" high and dry for work.

Between the lines.

Gull flies by.

Derelict pilings.

Clouds against the setting sun.


March sunset.

City Hall.

"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!