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, May 31, 2011

Harbor Sights !

Here's a collection from the past few days. After a week of daily fog it's interesting that the fog is still around, creeping into the harbor to only slip back out to sea as the days warm up.

Kinda looks like a..... "Fogbow"!

Fog bank approaches.

A Cormorant gathering.

Cormorant practices a touch & go!

Danger Rocks!

"Kristin & Michael" heads in.

Slime eel barrel pots on the stern.

Fishing off the dock as a pigeon lands.

Fully rigged kayak. Note the fish finder!

"Eos" at anchor.

"Karen Lynn"

"Midnight Sun"

Lobster boat heads in.


Ship shape!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Extremes !

Late Wednesday I was finally able to start prepping my boat for launching. Off came the cover and a new coat of bottom paint applied. On Thursday the boat was covered with staining maple tree buds so out came the pressure washer and she looked great. Friday was launching day, the weather was perfect and the tide was right all that power washing was for not! The maple tree stained the boat worse than the day before! No time to clean, I'll get her in and wash her at her berth, that was the plan anyway. When I did tie her up there was no hose at the dock!

In the meantime during the "shakedown" cruise I circled the Mega Yacht "Eos"....WOW!
305' length with masts towering 200' above the deck! Stainless steel fittings on her alone could pay for a pretty nice vessel! The stay lines are actually solid stainless steel rods! If I owned a vessel like that all I'd have to do to keep her spic & span is to write out a check. But what would be the fun in that?

My boat...21' in length 8'6" beam and all my fittings are stainless steel but for some reason doesn't look as impressive as they do on the "Eos"!
And with all the staining on my boat, they probably thought Sanford & Son showed up!

"J's Escape" at the ramp.


Starboard bow

Figure head as the stainless steel shines!


Lobster boat goes by.

Starboard aft

Bow on

A bit closer.

In the late afternoon sun.

Looking up......way up!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

World's Largest Sailing Yacht !

Wednesday afternoon the world's largest sailing yacht "Eos" entered Gloucester Harbor. At 305' in length with masts 200' above the deck she is one impressive ship! Owned by Barry Diller founder of Fox Broadcasting Company and chairman of Expedia among other things.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Morning Fog !

It's easy to get sick of the fog when it lingers for a week. But I also love the challenge and the effects it creates while shooting in it. Monday morning seemed like the last big push by the fog for this stretch anyway.

"Lily Jean"

"Jenny G"

Passing bow line.

Gull stands watch.

Picking scraps from the net.

Chopping ice.

Offloading Pollock.

Leaving the dock.

"Jenny G" heads back to her berth.

While "Molly" heads out.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dead in the Water !

Sunday was just another day working on the waterfront as I headed down the the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction. Early in the morning I was waiting for the "Princess Laura" to arrive from her berth at the Jodrey Fish Pier. Looking across the harbor as she made her way over, we noticed her slowing down. Eventually the vessel came to a stop in the middle of the south channel! A call to the skipper from the dock manager revealed the linkage between the engine and prop shaft had failed. The vessel was hapless as she drifted towards the shallower mooring field. At low tide with a belly full of fish there was concern she would hit the rocks that are submerged there. Quick thinking by her crew they deployed the starboard door, normally used to spread the net as they dragged to use as an anchor. It worked and her drifting came to a stop. Next the call was made to have the "Capt. Joe" tow her into the Fish Auction. The "Capt. Joe" was scheduled to unload her fish after the "Princess Laura" was offloaded. Dispite tight quarters the "Capt. Joe" was able to bring her crippled counterpart to the dock to offload.

"Princess Laura" comes to a stop.

Door deployed as dory rows by.

"Capt. Joe" arrives.


Ready with dock lines.

Tight squeeze!

"Capt. Joe" skipper giving orders.

55 lb halibut!

Sharp teeth!

John holds mega mussel!

Sense of size! By the way, it was returned to the deep.

Lobsterman heads out to set his gear.

"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!