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, June 30, 2011

St. Peter's Fiesta.....A Close-up Look!

So many things going on it's tough to decide what to capture! Sometimes it's pure excitement while other time I just shake my head. But one thing you can say about the Fiesta.....There's nothing like it!

Big drink!

Greasy Pole walkers getting excited!

Party time on the water!

Two in a kayak!

Team KAOS heads to the beach.

Getting pumped up!

A leap too short!

Batman falls!

Biker dude!

Close to the flag!

Down goes last years champ!

Four point walk!

Going in the drink!

Greasy grip!

Hanging on but not for long!

Just out of reach!

The scissors kick!


Down in a shower of grease!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

St. Peter's Fiesta....A Look Back !

The St. Peter's Fiesta is a photographers delight, there's a photo op at almost every turn. Though I do this as a hobby with no deadlines to meet I love to show off our area to the rest of the world.

In three days of covering the water events with a pie eating contest thrown in, I clicked the shutter 861 times! That's 861 images to go through one by one then picking out the best to fit a selective sequence. With so many photos to screen there are always photos that I just plain missed. Images that should have belonged to other posts to maximize the story I was trying to tell.

I don't consider my posts of the Fiesta as complete, there's so much going on and I wish I could be at several places at the same time such as covering more of the Seine Boat Races. At least I can say I attempted a logistical nightmare to catch what I could. And perhaps you can appreciate what a great tradition and event the St. Peter's Fiesta truly is.

Prepping the seine boat.

Standing for the National Anthem.

Heading out to the flags.

"USS Oak Hill" providing the backdrop.

Ferris Wheel

Baby on board!

"USS Oak Hill"

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" goes by.

A boat load of Greasy Pole walkers!

One step and gone!

Greasy Pole walkers hang around the Harbormaster boat!

Sit down!

There goes the Tooth Fairy!

Almost but no flag!

Grease applied!

Sunday Greasy Pole champ "Ali" D'Angelo reaches the beach.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Greasy Pole Sunday 2011 !

Originally I was going to be on the beach for Sunday's festivities but....I changed my mind. My back was killing me standing on the beach Saturday for hours and that's what swayed my decision. My boat sits in the mud at low tide which was at 2:00pm on Sunday. I need about 1-1/4 hour to re-float the boat and leaving the dock at 3:15pm I knew I wouldn't find a good spot to shoot. So I left the dock just after noon and was able to raft up to the lobster boat "No Excuses". Great location to take in the proceedings.

Do you see what I see?

Handstand on a paddle board!

The crowd builds!

Here comes the walkers!

Incoming beer!

Pre-grease contestants!

Too much grease as "Bad Hair Day" watches!

"Bad Hair Day" saw this slick start too!

All he got was grease!


Closed eyes!

Late kick!


Nothing to grip to!

Rib buster!

Short walk off a long pole!

Swallowed up!

There goes the hat!

Water dance!

Wild fall!

Very close!

"Ali" D'Angelo captures the flag!

Hoisting the flag as another walker drops in for the celebration!

"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!