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 !

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Weather Related !

On this post I came across images that are slightly different from when I originally posted them. Most actually were never posted but were from the same batch that were. In other words, after I culled what to post,these were the leftovers.The cutting room scraps!

Fishermen's Memorial statue on a clear day.

A winter night shot.

City Hall during renovation. Another clear crisp day.

Lost at sea, No, perfect tide conditions at Wingaersheek Beach.

Foolish kids during nor'easter April 2007.

Breakwater pounded during winter storm.

"Thomas E. Lannon" becalmed.

Storm rolls in over Good Harbor Beach.

Dark clouds over Brier Neck.

Moving over Thacher Island.

Good Harbor Beach cloaked in fog.

Morning has broken over Good Harbor Beach.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Coddock! Possible Cod/Haddock Hybrid?

The inshore dragger "Bantry Bay" skippered by Dan Murphy recently landed an unusual specimen, with coloring of a Cod and features of a Haddock this is the second known landing of this hybrid fish. Back in March of 2007 the Rockport dragger "Terminator" landed a similar specimen.

Also in this post I headed to Newburyport and caught the "Early Times" coming in to offload. And Josh catching a gull chick that wandered into the offloading dock at Gloucester Seafood Display Auction looking for a free meal.

Chris Giacalone of Boston Seafood Display Auction holds up a "Coddock"!

In the tote.

The old Custom House Newburyport,Ma.

"Early Times" makes way up the busy Merrimack River.

Pulling into the dock.

Josh catches wayward gull chick then releases the chick unharmed.

"Janaya & Joseph"

Pulling into the pier.

"Kenneth J. Duncan"

Harbor Cove

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Man Overboard!

In this case it was a youngster overboard! I was walking along the dock when one of the workers saw someone fall overboard from a small sailboat. With camera in hand we worked our way to the end of the pier to see if we could assist. When things like this happen you think of stuff like try to get someone's attention on the tiller and swing the boat port towards the float and be ready to put the camera down. Luckily the crew remained calm, including the youngster in the water and he was hauled back in.
Meanwhile back on the dock and waiting for a boat to arrive Eric tried his hand...or should I say his body at a new fad called "Planking"! I guess the idea is to make your body stiff as a board and perch yourself on things. There is such a thing, I looked it up! It appears "Planking" started in England. Leave it to the Brits to come up with a boring fad!

Youngster overboard!

A closer look!

Getting a line ready to assist.

Holding on.

Back on board.

"Planked" on a forklift.

Trying not to smile!

"Planked" on a pile of covers!

Proud gull.

"Ryan Zachary" comes in.

"Sabrina Maria"

Harbor Cove in Black & White.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Beneath The Wings !

Sunday while waiting for boats to arrive at Fishermen's Wharf, the "Midnight Sun" was unloading Whiting. And it must be a gull favorite too judging by the crowd that came from above! And I was lucky enough not to be "bombed" by them! Also a few more from the past week.

Getting ready to go into action.

The onslaught begins!

Dumping whiting.

Feeding gulls the spillage.

The frenzy is on!

Low pass!

Back lit.


"Net Profit" and "Razzo"



Big Striped Bass.

Al Williams with his catch.


Fishing after the rain.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Busy,Lazy and Hazy Week !

Learning my job is ending with records temps( it reached 104 degrees F with a dew point of 74) and heavy downpours, the last few days have been interesting to say the least. On Saturday the rowing race around Cape Ann, The Blackburn Challenge was held. Normally I'd be a "chase boat" but declined this year due to job commitments.

Finish line for the 2011 Blackburn Challenge.

Fixing pallets at Ocean Crest.

A pause in the offload as downpour hits the dock.

Heavy rain coming down at Harbor Cove.

"Lady Diane"

Fishing from the Pilot Boat "Eastern Point"!

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" departs.

Beating the heat!

"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!