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 !

Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's Summer Time !

I'm feeling better and one reason was I was reviewing a few summer time images. As I assemble these it's snowing out now! But before long I'm sure they'll be those who will complain about the humidity!

Two in a dory.

Seine boat practice.

The Boulevard

High tide in Essex.

St. Peter's Fiesta rides on the old Birdseye lot.

Gull in flight.

Kayaks follow "Padre Pio".

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon"

Hazy day

A summer sunset.

Friday, February 25, 2011

When a Head Cold Gets Worse !

I can blame myself for this one. Some time last week the conversation came up about winter colds and flu's and I said...."I don't get'm"! Well I got one and the way it's developing it's the strangest I've ever had. About four or five days ago I got a sore throat. It wasn't too bad and after about 24 hours it never got worse. I figured that's about it.....I survived another winter. Then about two days ago the head aches began along with the scratchy throat and a slight cough. No big deal, it's just hanging on a little more I thought. And this morning I awoke to congestion, runny nose and head aches. On top of that the old bones are feel'n the pain. Time on the computer is limited, can only look at the screen for a short time. I did however managed to take some images yesterday while working on the docks, and added them here with others from the past week. Also some rough weather back in March of 2010.

"Christina Eleni"

"Jenny G."

Go'n fish'n!

"Ryan Zachary"

"Windage" along Good Harbor Beach!

Rough offshore!

Dog Bar Breakwater

Bass Rocks

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Nice Day !

Nothing fancy...just some images of a nice winter day.


Treasure hunting on Good Harbor Beach.

Rocky Neck

USCG "Grand Isle" and the Paint Factory.

"Tina & Tom"

Passing the Paint Factory.

A nice day to row.

Beat up dory.

Steaming in....Rowing out.

Lone dory.

Washing out totes.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Extremes !

I'm under the weather probably due to the weather and looking back a few days I can see why. The temps hit the low 60's a few days ago then BAM....right back to the low 20's and snow Monday morning!

Full moon over the harbour.

"Jennifer & Emily" at the ice dock.....fitting!

"Caterina G" and "Pretty Girl"

"Pretty Girl"

When the weather is nice.

All tied up.

LNG Support vessel "Independence" offshore

CG 47' patrol boat going back in.

Clam dump boat "Providenza".

"Tina & Tom"

Son waits for dad's boat.

Bowline ready.

Bowline away!

Yellow Tail Flounder on the conveyor.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Gloucester Mix !

Weather has gone from one extreme to another, today felt Spring like with temps touching 60 degrees f. But weather won't stop "Paddy" Brien...83 years young! A former fisherman, "Paddy" now a lumper climbs down into the fish holds of the boats with his pitch fork to send the fish for their ride up to the dock!



"Providenza", fitted with a dump from a dump truck to discard clam shells at sea.

LNG support vessel "Independence".


Harbor Cove

Free! A sign of the times.

Sailor Stans

Blue/green shades of the outer harbor.

Bass Rocks


A cold walk on Good Harbor Beach.

Big wave!

Wave after wave!

White caps!

"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!