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 !

Thursday, April 29, 2010

From Cape To Cape !

The only other time I have been to Cape Cod was to coach a high school football game. Off the bus onto the field then back on the bus. This time it was for training for certification to become a Dockside Monitor. The Dockside Monitor documents the offload of the fish at the dock to help assure the sector quota does not exceed catch limits per species. The training was thorough and interesting, I thought I knew my fish! I knew most but the subtle differences in several species of both Flounder and Skate was an eye opener. I stayed and studied in Falmouth while the instruction took place in Woods Hole. So after many exams,homework,studying and handling alot of dead fish I became certified. With all the study work load I didn't have much time for photography, the weather wasn't the best either.

Fish ID table at the Woods Hole Marine Biology Labratory.

Resident fish!

Nobska Lighthouse.

Beyond the seagrass.

Again the lighthouse.

Interesting history....Built in Chelsea!

Research vessel "Valkyrie".

Research vessel "Delaware II".

Woods Hole Harbor.

Ferry "Martha's Vinyard" ready to load.

Open bow door.

Heading out.

Heading to Martha's Vinyard.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Time For Change !

I'm going back to school...well sort of! I'll be away to Woods Hole on Cape Cod(The other cape) for a few days for certification training to become the Port of Gloucester Dock Monitor. I will be monitoring the unloading of fish and documenting the weight of each species landed. After over 30 years in the aerospace/military/medical industries involved in Quality Control, this will be a departure of that career. But I'm looking forward to a new challenge. Growing up as a "wharf rat", this new career should be interesting.

This series is from the past week and some images I didn't include in past posts.

Clouds building over Gloucester.

Looking like a waterfall a "cloudfall" over Good Harbor Beach.

Color burst over Thachers Island.

Faint rainbow.

Harbor Cove.

Heading to dock.

Red hulls.

Smiths Cove.

"Scotia Girl".

Lone gull in the setting sun.

Harbor sunset.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sneak Peek Of St. Peter's Sports Fundraiser !

Saturday night starting 7:00pm at the St. Peter's Club on Rogers Street I'll be there for a great event. I will be there with DVD's for sale featuring the photos below and many many more. A raffle will be held with many great prizes including a 30"x 20" framed photo of my "Seine Boats At Rest".....pictured below! Other local photographers will be there as well so don't miss it!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Another Day...Another Rainbow !

What a surprise it was to see a rainbow while driving down the street! I mean there was no clue that the conditions were right at the time. No rain at all today and there it was like some higher authority decided.... ok,lets put a rainbow there! Rain offshore is what was going on as Mother Nature put on a display for the landlubbers.

"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!