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 !

Monday, May 31, 2010

Where There Is Smoke, There's Fire !

But in this case the fire is in Canada! A Memorial Day smoke out! Forest fires in Quebec is sending smoke here descending on the city with an eye irritating smokey haze. Here I also added left over images from the past few days. The last two are the offspring of our resident wild rabbit "EG". I've seen two bunnies so far hanging out near my shed. Only one of the bunnies allowed me to get close to photograph.

Smokey haze.

Steeples in smoke.

Boulevard all dressed up.

"Old Glory" rules the rails.

"E" police race past the Paint Factory.

Fishermen chat.

Fishing for stripers.

"Independence" heads out.

"Jenny G." dockside.

"Lily" and her high tower.

"Lori B." as pigeon applies the speed brakes!

"Lori B." heads away.

Schooner "Maine".

Whale watch boat "Privateer IV" heads out.

Waiting for the next boat to unload.

Sailing in Smith Cove.

"Titan" dockside.

Watch out for that dragger!

"Western Wave" and sailboat.

Backyard bunny.

Small enough to fit in the palm of my hand!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Harbor Activity Picks Up !

I finally had a day off with only one boat bringing in fish. With grey skies building I headed out. It was a case of good timing, as soon as I got home the rains fell. While I was out a call to the Coast Guard came in on the vhf radio of a vessel taking on water in Sandy Bay off Rockport. Later a report that two were in the water.
And a happy conclusion....Provided by the USCG:

BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two men after their pleasure boat sank about nine miles north of Rockport, Mass., Sat., May 29, 2010.
Coast Guard Station Gloucester received a cell phone call at 1:35 p.m., from the men reporting their boat, the 30-foot Happy Days, was taking on water. The station advised the men to put on their life jackets.

The boat sank shortly after and the men found themselves in 57-degree water.

Station Gloucester launched a 47-foot and 25-foot boat crew, Coast Guard Station Merrimack River dispatched a 47-foot boat crew and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod sent an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HU-25 Falcon jet crew to search for the men.

The Coast Guard worked with the cell phone company to determine an approximate location of the men’s last known position.

The Falcon jet crew spotted the two men around 7 p.m. The 25-foot boat crew from Gloucester rescued the 62-year old and 34-year old men from the water and transferred them to the helicopter around 7:30 p.m. The helicopter transported the men to a local hospital.

“Luckily the two men were wearing life jackets,” said Ensign Marie Haywood. “The life jackets played a key role in helping the men stay afloat for the nearly six hours they spent in the 57-degree water.”

Flags of the Boulevard.

CG 47 footer leaves Station Gloucester.

At speed.

"E" Police join the search.

Hydro Sports center console races by Ten Pound Island.

"Foxy Lady" heads in.

The wide beam of the "Foxy Lady".

Whale watch boat "Hurricane II".


The fishing schooner "Adventure" is back fishing again....sort of!

Noah and his "ark"!

Noah the color matching captain!

Schooner "Maine" off Eastern Point Light.

Two person kayak.

Bow painting.

"That Guy"


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Harbor Vision !

Light....Water,sky and land...what the sun gives to these makes this place so special. An ever changing prism paints what's around us into Mother Nature's art.

"Miss Sandy" approaches the Ocean Crest dock.

Hook at the ready.


Fuel barge "Captain Dave".

"Alice Rose" heading towards "Captain Dave"!

"Alice Rose" passes Fish Pier.

"Say what"!


"Sasaprilla" in Harbor Cove.

Passing by.

Making way for "Independence".

Reflective water.


Brand new dory!

Smith Cove sunset.

"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!