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 !

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Under Water...Under Clouds !

Strange weather has hit the coast,so far much of the rain has held off but the humidity comes and goes. Meanwhile harbor activity goes on. The fishing vessel "Miss Trish II" was in the process of unloading her catch when an expensive and hard to replace fitting on their onboard crane broke loose and headed overboard! No problem with Salvi Benson around. The all time St. Peter's Fiesta Greasy Pole Champ and "Jack of all marine trades" donned his scuba gear and recovered the part on the muddy bottom in about ten minutes.
The cruiseship "MS Eurodam" made another visit as 2100 passengers explored the waterfront. One nice couple from Oklahoma even found their way to the dock where I was working. With clipboard in hand I didn't have my camera ready but caught them as they waved when their shuttle went by!

Salvi ready to go.

Heading down.

Heading under.

Back up to get his bearings.

US Coast Guard buoy tender at work.

Another look at the buoy tender.

Gull attacks dogfish!

Filleting the crew fish.

Gloucester Seafood Display Auction dock.

"Miss Trish II" with a list.

"Harmony" ties up at the fuel dock.

Picture time in the fog.

"MS Eurodam"

From the Fishermen's Memorial.

"MS Eurodam" behind Ten Pound Island.

Passengers wave!

Shuttle boats under a dark sky.

Moonlight over Harbor Cove.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Giants From The Deep !

Giant Bluefin Tuna brought in by the lobster/tuna boat "Lady J."!

Captain David Jewell and his crew traveled 153 miles offshore,18 hours of travel time to catch these monsters. Approx. weight 650lbs and 800lbs.... these took a combined 6 hours to land aboard their vessel. The larger one was so powerful, with the reel set at maximum drag the giant tuna still ran off line! They stopped by Captain Joe & Sons Lobster to show off their two monsterous prizes. Luckily I was there "shooting the breeze" with Joey and Frank when the "Lady J." pulled in. Joey the master of the blog Good Morning Gloucester got in some photos and a video of the catch of the day.

Frank checks out the giants!

David hosing down the tuna.

Time to pose!

Proud fishermen!

Joey directing and photographing!

Off to market.

Hauling up the smaller tuna.

Here comes the larger one.

Another picture time.

Lowering the giant.

Captain David Jewell and crew.

And I thought this golden frog in my pond was the catch of the day!

Only In "Glosta" !

My day on the docks at 5:30am,a perfect morning. Temps crept into the high 60's not bad for the start of Fall. Later in the day the sounds of the squaking gulls were drowned out by an off key trumpet player! What was that we were hearing as our eyes scanned the waterfront. There he was down on the float a gentleman and his trumpet! The sounds of brass broken only by an occasional sips from the contents of a brown paper bag! Eventually the serenade ended when the suggestion was made he'd be better off on dry land.

Eartly morning.

Sorting table.

On the bow...Not exactly a scene from the movie "Titanic"!

Ten Pound Island Light

"Princess Elena" heads out to sea.

Whale watch boat "Miss Cape Ann".

Perfect day to see the whales.

"Miss Carla"

"Jupiter II"

A gull had just expertly removed the lobster meat from this tail. Lucky gull!

"Titan" looks like a turtle out of the water!

Trumpet player on the docks!

Nice looking trumpet.......a wincing sound! But glad he didn't bring bag pipes!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sea and Sky !

The sea and sky can take many forms, the interaction of the two create an ever changing result. That's why many artists love to work here. Throw in the working waterfront,the sandy beaches and a rocky shore and you got a picture or painting almost everywhere you look.

The artist can't be painting that background!

Now that's better!

Gulls surround the "SS Melon III".

Bass Rocks

Fog over the city.

Big waves at Good Harbor Beach.

Get the ball!

Lanes Cove

St. Anns and Our Lady of Good Voyages churches.

Wind surfer.

Niles Beach sunset.

Last boat.

Harbor Cove at dusk.

Fishermen's Memorial.

"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!