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, March 31, 2011

See Ya March !

March 2011 was a cold month, only one decent warm day and the past week temps below normal. It's also the end of the fishing season for most of the "Day Fleet" as April will see closures of the inshore fishing grounds. Today the fishing vessel "Miss Trish II" came in to offload as building clouds with a possibility of snow rolled in. So what else is new?

Calm waters

Second floor goes up at Cape Pond Ice.

Dock work

"Miss Trish II" rounds the corner.

Securing the spring line.

Fillet on deck.

Now that's a knife!

Ice below the scupper.

Building clouds!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Captured Fish !

I had a little time to take a few images on the dock. Also I climbed the hill behind my house for a couple of sunset shots.

A "Chorus" of Redfish!


More Redfish!

USCG cutter "Grand Isle".

"Angela Rose"

Old train horn now boat horn atop "Angela Rose"!

Sunset over the harbor.

City Hall sunset.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Present and Past !

The last few weeks the fishermen still with quota available have been rushing to sea before the end of this fishing season. The beginning of April the government closes much of the near shore fishing grounds and May 1st it starts all over again. Because of this I've been busy on the docks and my camera time has been limited.

Sorting table overlooks the Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory.

"Elizabeth Ann"

"Jennie C." heading in to offload.

"Razzo" and Ten Pound Island.

"Seabourn Pride" 10/19/07

Heading out on a grey day.

Going for a walk on water.....9/7/07


Human tracks.....2/10/08

Schooner race....9/3/07

"Horizon" heads out.....2006

Helo over Gloucester Harbor....2007

Taking flight.....2006

"Thomas E. Lannon" becalmed during a hazy sunset....2007

Thursday, March 24, 2011

From Pizza to Juggling Haddock!

Ya you read it right, A typical day on the Gloucester waterfront. In this case a couple of days.

"Midnight Sun"

From the deck of the "American Heritage".

Captain Tommy Testaverde (left)

Pizza time!

Lunch on the dock of Boston Seafood Display Auction.

"American Heritage" pulls away.

Mending nets aboard the "Jenny G".

Marc Giacalone waiting to haul over haddock.

Deckhand "Buddy" aboard the "Jenny G".

Dumping Haddock.

Nick Giacalone juggling Haddock while brother Chris and dock worker Caesar looks on!

Captain Vito Giacalone

"Razzo" passes the Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory.

Cusk.....Just another pretty face!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh....How Quick the Weather Changes !

It's that time of year that our area burps summer,winter spring and fall all in the same day at times.

Captain of "Midnight Sun" waves.

Heading out.

Happy crewman on the fishing vessel "Special K" loaded with haddock!

Dan at the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction washes sorting table.

Checking the weather.

"Christina Eleni"

Captain Frank checks the dock lines.

Heavy snow fall.

Turned up bow of the "Andrea Lynn".

A typical March sunset.

"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!