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 !

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fog, Sunset and the Night !

Only with the calendar can tell you what season it is. Here we are at the end of November and the last few days feels more like late Spring! Mother Nature is fooling herself, even dandelions are popping up in my yard!

Fog in the marsh.

Just a part of the Great Marsh.

Dory in the fog.

City Hall and old pilings.

Gull and masts.

Gull on the stack.


Orange sky.

Christmas decorations are up on Kent Circle!

City Hall

The Boulevard at night.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Muddy Mess of Thanksgiving Football!

For the football purest small town high school football is in a class by itself. The squads can vary from 20 players to 80 players and though one might think a large squad school should dominate a smaller one that's not always the case. Records are thrown out for the 10:00 am Turkey Day clash as players fight for a years worth of bragging rights. I started coaching at Manchester/Essex back in 1982 and though we were undefeated and Georgetown had barely a .500 record that year, the game turned out to be a slug fest. That set the tone for my 20 year coaching career. We eventually went on to win the Superbowl that year but it took a victory over the Georgetown Royals to get there.
Times change,players and coaches change but one thing has never changed....The Georgetown football field! The amount of grand stands seems to change from year to year but that last game of the regular season has done a number on the turf. More fitting as a cow pasture than a gridiron the only thing you can count on is mud above freezing and hard as rock pot holed mine field in sub freezing weather!

This years clash had Georgetown jump out for a quick 7-0 lead. By half time the Royals clung on to lead 7-6. Both teams in a rebuilding year matched wits more with the field conditions than against each other! But in the second half the Manchester/Essex Hornets prevailed and secured bragging rights for the year 28-7.

Manchester Hornets 1982 Champion Superbowl team. Can you see my short shorts?

Back to pass.

Breaking loose!

Face Mask!

Another face mask!

Head coach Mike Athanas pleads his case against an interference penalty.

Coach Athanas still pleads his case on deaf ears!

Football scrum!

Loose ball!

Reaching for the QB!

QB sack!

Taking his legs out!

Pass broken up!


Muddy landing!

Touch down!


Great blocking!

Flying tackle!


A Royal breaks loose!

Another Thanksgiving classic is coming to an end.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Firefighters Save Home and Family Pets!

About 12:15pm a fire erupted in a home on Cleveland Street. Firefighters quick on scene saved the home and two cats. The fire was contained to the second floor and attic. Hats off to the Gloucester Fire department on a job well done!

Busting through for ventilation.

Second floor smolders.

One cat found!

Rescued cat.

Cat on the gurney.

On goes the mask.


Cat eyes!

Coming around.

Second cat found.

Checking out second cat.

Two cats on a gurney.

Comfy cat!


Rediscovered !

I'm still finding what I thought were lost images and here is a small collection of these.

Eastern Point Light in February.

Three kinds of power!

July 2006.

Friendship sloop"Chrissy".

"Thomas E. Lannon" heading out under grey skies.

Off Eastern Point.

"Tina & Tom"

"Teresa Marie III"

"Teresa Marie IV" heads in and dory heads out.

Fall at Freshwater Cove.

Freshwater Cove in my wake.


"Sunlight" & "Starlight"

Rainbow in 2006.

"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!