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, August 31, 2010

Dory vs Schooner and a Sneak Peak !

With the Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival coming up this weekend I figured I'd bring up some images of past festivals. But first I spotted CBS "Survivor" contestant Jimmy Tarantino racing the schooner "Thomas E. Lannon"! "Jimmy T" was gaining on the Lannon and even caught her while she was under engine power. But the Lannon does what she does best when the sails were raised and left "Jimmy T' in her wake.

"Jimmy T"

The Gloucester Patrol boat,"Thomas E. Lannon" and "Jimmy T"

Catching up.

Getting closer.

Sails up as "JimmyT" falls behind.

Brand new Gloucester Patrol boat.

Two girls motor by.

Pilot boat "Eastern Point" on a family outing.

"Harvey Gamage" and "Westward"

Schooners at night.

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center....Schooner Central.

"Virginia" emerges from the spray.

Three abreast.

Big and little.

"Pride of Baltimore"

Canadian Schooner "Bluenose II"

"Bluenose II" offshore.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Fishermen's Memorial Service

Every year Gloucester pays tribute to the more than 10,000 fishermen that left our port never to return. We gather at the Fishermen's Memorial to listen and support the surviving family members as they tell very moving and emotional stories of their loved ones who will never return and never be forgotten.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gloucester Morning....Essex Afternoon !

The town of Essex now famous for it's fried clams and antique stores was once a mecca for ship building. Through the years over 4000 Gloucester fishing vessels were built along the tidal Essex River. Today's journey begins with Glouceter's north channel at 5:30am then it's off to Essex around 3:30pm.


Deck washdown.

Dory and yacht.

Early morning practice.

Morning harbor activity.

"Portugee Hill"

"Explorer II"


Broken boat!


Essex River

H.A. Burnham

Still waters

Essex Causeway

Thursday, August 26, 2010

We Needed Rain And We Got It !

We sure needed rain and this Nor'easter sure provided it. As far as a Nor'easter goes I would say it was more on the nuisance side. It lacked the strong winds but a day of drenching rains pounded the coast for most of the day.

Storm front approaches.

Watery walkway.

"Little Mako" was able to fish!

Waiting to unload.

Dumping a load of haddock.

More haddock.

Culling the catch.

Popsicle break!

Boats in the rain.

Beach day for gulls.

Lonely Good Harbor Beach.

Picture time!

Twin lights of Thacher Island.

Another view.

"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!