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 !

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Day On The Dock !

With a job that bounces me from dock to dock the view can even make winter a little bit more tolerable. This day the temps were in the mid 30's with little wind and plenty of harbor activity.

The Giacalone brothers sees dad's boat rounding the corner.

The "Jenny G" listing from an uneven load.

Bow line

"Jenny G" pulls away.

Ten Pound Island in the distance.

The sun breaks out as "Jenny G" heads back to the dock.

Crewman on the "Midnight Sun" ponders.

Waterfront waterfall!


Crewman aboard "Toots" hams it up!

Lobster boat "Restless" pulls away.

Outer harbor

"Midnight Sun" heads back out.

Birds being lowered.

Ready to deploy the birds.

"Cat Eyes" comes in.

Offloading shrimp.

"Capt. Joe" waits to unload.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

From January to April !

For this post we go from the present....cold snowy January and travel back in time to April of 2010. I could go back to summer but April just doesn't seem as far away in the future. Something to look forward to. Did I write that? Let's see....going into the past to see what may be in store for the future. OK...give me a break it's 2:33am!
The April shots are a little different from the images I posted back in April "10".

Clearing the Boulevard.


A view from my deck.

Harbor Cove

Paint Factory late afternoon.

"Razzo" and "Mary & Josephine"

April storm front.

April color burst!

Good Harbor Beach in April.


Gull passes rainbow.

April sunset

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's Winter....Get Over It !

As I assemble this post the snow is coming down at a pretty good clip. I'm looking out the window and I can see the trees lit by a street light thrashing about in 40+mph winds. And over the police scanner the police are wondering why the DPW is not plowing yet! This gets me to remember the Blizzard of 1969 , a localized blizzard where Cape Ann was hammered with 41" of snow! While the rest of the region dealt with half the snowfall as we did, I'll never forget it's impact. With Cape Ann sticking out into the ocean we were hit with ocean effect snow that required the Army National Guard to bring in heavy equipment to clear the streets. We were without power for two weeks, no school for two weeks and through it all it was neighbor helping neighbor. We had snow drifts reaching the second floor and had to use the back door just to get out of the house. Forget about using your car yet the streets were alive with people walking, using skis, pulling sleds to haul the groceries home.

Young gull in the snow.

Winter row!

Cold ride!

Cold storage!

"Explorer II" heads in.

"Jennifer & Emily"

"Michael & Kristen"

North Shore Art Association

Ice coated!

Close up

Gulls on the frozen bow.

Snow covered sailboats.

Americold dock....The perfect name!

Snowy harbor.

Bow line

Late afternoon light.

Sun goes down.

Summer sun....Nope!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More.....Paint Factory !

I figured I post a few more from the Tarr & Wonson Paint Manufactory before it's transformed into it's new life. Over 120 years of paint splatter! And to clear up the notion that the "new" structure will be painted yellow.....It will be red!

Shipping weights

Belt & Pulley


From the harbor side.....No I'm not in a boat or walking on water,there is a small pier there!

And this is how I got there.


Check out the floor!

Label machine

I love the old doors.

A great view.

Under a paint vat.

Spilled paint


The building is occupied!

"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!