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, July 29, 2010

From Flying Dogfish to a Rescue At The Dock !

I guess my fascination with the waterfront began when I was a young lad like five year old Jose pictured below. Much of it probably has to do with the ever changing scenery. You just never know what might happen or what you might see.

Jose,5 visits the dock!

"Aaron & Melissa" with "Old Glory".

Flying Dogfish.

Dumping Dogfish into a vat.

Icing down the fish.

Close call!

Pigeon tangled by a fishing line that was attached to a Mackerel jig stuck in a boom line.

Nick of Boston Seafood Display to the rescue!

A helping hand.

Firm yet gentle grip.

Cutting free.

Captain Vito in the wheelhouse.

I've been spotted!

"Orin C."


"Sabrina Maria"

City Hall framed by the masts of the "Thomas E. Lannon".

Pirates in these waters?

"Lisa Rose"

Now there's a diffent kind of bird! Looks like he stuck his head into an ink well!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Flying With the Gulls !

Flying like a bird....I bet most of us just wished we could take flight. The kind of flight with no mechanical means attached. Other than strapping a mini camera to a gull the next best thing is to look up, zoom in and click away. These masters of flight are amazing to watch. They can change direction in the blink of an eye, hover and soar with the wind currents. So instead of a bunch of pictures of seagulls on the ground, I decided to go "flying" with the gulls!

Changing direction.

Gaining altitude.

Closing in.

Wings up....tail spread.

Gull sees me!

This one sees me too!

Two gulls in flight.

Patio set atop the fishing vessel "Jenny G."!

Tug "Independence" and coastal cruise ship "American Glory"

Fishing on the dock.

Fishing in Harbor Cove.

"Osprey" and "Western Venture" sporting a new coat of paint.

Waiting for the fishing vessel "SS Melon III" to arrive.

"SS Melon III" listing from a heavy load of fish!

Schooner "Maine"

No matter how skilled a sailor you are, a vessel this big under sail is not a wise choice in the crowded inner harbor!

Sailboat narrowly missed fishing vessel "Capt. Novello"!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Waterfront Mix !

Here I assembled images from around Gloucester and Rockport with one from Newburyport.

Rueben on a forklift truck.

I thought Rueben was a nice guy....then he put on his Yankees hat!

Lone lobster boat on a foggy day.

Gull in flight.

About to land.

Light touchdown!

Fishing vessel "Comet".

Big striper!

Ice covered striper.

Box of stripers.

"Horizon" through the pilings.

"Lady Jane" pulls away.

Patriotic gull!


Rockport lobster shack.

Pigeon Cove, Rockport

Environmental Police pull over man in dingy!

Yacht "Sandrine" in Newburyport.

Brother and sister team Len Robertson and Christina Carpenter in dory.

Winter gulls.

Storm clouds.

Winter 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!