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, December 29, 2011

It's Winter So Let's Go Surf'n!

With the wind kicking up I figured there would a pretty good surf going on. First a stop over to Bass Rocks and the surf was OK, nothing great but being high tide I did come away with a few good shots. Next it was over to Good Harbor Beach where a few hearty paddle surfers took to the waves.

Bass Rocks....please note that I use a telephoto lens and the waves appear closer than they are. Never tempt Mother Nature!

Reaching high!

There's a lot of power there!

The ground was shaking when this hit!

This one sort of fizzled out.

Picking flowers?

Big dog wearing a flower!

A walk on the beach.

Watching the surf.

Big curl!

Surfers stroll by.

Paddle boarder explores the Creek.

Good Harbor Beach

Heading towards Nugent Farm condos.

Ducking under the footbridge.

Catching a wave.

Big water!

In the spray.

Heading in.

Course correction.

Coast Guard 47' motor lifeboat offshore.

Boston sky line from Niles Beach.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Who Wants Snow?

I know I don't and so far so good. It's pretty to look at but I don't mind keeping the snow blower and shovels in the shed. Here are images from January 2009.

Birders flock to Eastern Point looking for a rare Arctic Ivory Gull. The first sighting in these parts for over 100 years!

Heading to the Breakwater.

Birders at the light.

Looking for the elusive Ivory Gull.

Hammond Castle beyond the Breakwater.

Another view.

Plenty of native gulls!

Gulls huddle to stay warm.

Mooreland Road

Snow covered marsh.

Snowing in Harbor Cove.

Paint Factory

City Hall

Our Lady of Good Voyage Church

Ten Pound Island

A closer look.

Gull on the ice.

A Fishermen's Memorial sunset.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Santa Flying Over Cape Ann !

There goes Santa flying over Cape Ann! I managed to catch him early on over Gloucester then later over Rockport. Boy is he fast!

Here he is over Gloucester.

Then right after midnight over Rockport.

Friday, December 23, 2011

What Is That?

I headed over to Rocky Neck to set some sunset shots when looking towards town an interesting light caught my eye.I couldn't be the sun because it just set and I was looking north west.It was below the cloud cover and no it wasn't something on the lens because other shots came out fine. Perhaps one of those Japanese hot air candle balloons? What ever it was it moved left to right slowly then dropped rapidly.

Strange light above and to the right of City Hall taken 16:28:30.

Taken 16:29:04

Taken 16:29:10


Smith Cove at low tide.


Bow on!

Never Forget!

City through the rigging.

Christmas tree atop the mast.

Star shines over Smith Cove.

Sunset over Wonson Cove.

"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!