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, November 30, 2010

November's End !

As November winds down commercial fishing continues on the waterfront and never a dull moment. The other day while one of the boats was unloading it's crane's steel cable snapped under the weight of 1600 lbs of fish,vats and ice! Luckily no injuries and no spilled fish! It was hard to imagine a steel cable like that snapping.

Black Back Gull

Gull's eye!

"Miss Trish II" coming in to offload.

Each vat holds 400lbs of fish.

Snapped cable.

Cable repair.

Last year's Christmas tree still on the rigging!

"Harmony" bringing in 100,000 lbs of fish!

Crowded dockage.


"Explorer II" comes in to offload.

"Marilyn Louise"

Net work

Smokey start up!

Lobster boat "Western Edge"

Sunday, November 28, 2010

From Mayhem to Sunsets !

This post is a little this and a little that. I'll start with the mayhem and it's close to home. Actually it's in my home! On weekends we "dog sit" our niece's dog Bella and she's a handfull! Still a puppy she is a bundle of energy, playfull...loves people and loves to get into everything! Never in my life have I been unable to control a dog and I'm thinking I've met my match. She is great outdoors but when she gets into the house it's like bringing in a tornado! She gets along with our dog but when she arrives my dog runs upstairs to her bed because she knows there's gonna be yelling going on! While I was going through my images in the office my wife yelled: "Get down here now and bring the camera"! The first image tells the story and the rest are a collection from the past month.

"Devil Dog" Bella!

Jeep Cherokee conversion.


"UU" Church steeple.

A man and his wanna trade?

Rising tide at Good Harbor Beach.

Rough fishing!

Rough seas!

Cripple Cove

Herring fleet

Setting sun on steel hulls.

From the bow.

November sunset

Wonson Cove

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Tradition Continues !

For 20 years I coached football at Manchester/Essex Regional High School. We played at Joseph Hyland Field right behind the school. The field was also used for baseball and girls field hockey. With a baseball infield cutting into the gridiron, girls chopping up the natural turf with their hockey sticks and a very noticable slope in one corner, needless to say it wasn't the best surface to play on. But it did have character and a rich history of victory and defeat. All that changed when a new high/middle school was built recently on the old field. The old school was demolished and in it's place a wonderful new sports facility to carry on the traditions of the past. The new field has state of the art field turf,two elevators to allow handicap access from the parking lot to the field and an insulated heated press box. Also a concession stand with rest rooms that would rival area restuarants!
On Thanksgiving morning the field was re dedicated to Joseph Hyland who dispite polio managed to be a gifted athlete,coach and mentor.
As for the present football team it was a rebuilding year after several sucessful seasons including a state Superbowl championship. The Hornets lost 10-0 to arch rival Georgetown Royals.

Joseph Hyland Field

Inside the press box.

Concession stand

Coin toss...that's a big coin!

The Champion Pee Wee "A" team Jr Hornets were introduced at half time.

Home crowd.

Videographer Joe Perry up in his new perch!

Tuck that ball away!

21 yard field goal.

Oh oh....face mask!

And he's still holding on to it!

36 yard field goal attempt....wide right!

Coach Mike Brennen fires up the defense!

Hornet crunch!

Head Coach Mike Athanas with the play.

Let it fly!

Listen up!

Just out of reach!

Waterboys horse around!

Time running out.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Glimpse of Winter On Cape Ann !

We all miss the summer, the thoughts of cold and shoveling snow sends shivers down the backs of most natives of Cape Ann. And there are those who can't wait to head to the mountains and ski down the slopes. For me the winter is another opportunity to catch images of another texture.

Ruffled feathers.

Molly loves the snow!

Battered Bass Rocks.

Fitz Henry Lane House.

Ice coated Lanes Cove Breakwater.

Lobster shack at Dun Fudgin boat ramp.

Our Lady of Good Voyage Church.

The "UU Church"

Rockport's Motif #1

Rockport Railroad Station.

Seal resting in Manchester-by-the Sea harbor.

Essex Marsh.

Essex schooners.

Winter "icebow" at Good Harbor Beach!

"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!