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, May 28, 2012

This Is Gloucester!

From fog to sunshine to sunsets and the night, this post I concentrate on all hours along the waterfront.
Buswell's Pond
Another view.
Good Harbor Beach
Gull in flight.
Cape Pond Ice
Reflection on the dock.
Harbor Cove as fog bank approaches.
Paint Factory in front of fog bank.
Low sky!
City Hall becoming enveloped in fog!
St. Ann's
Breakwater sunset.
Foggy sunset.
Sinking sun.
Sun behind the "UU Church" steeple.
Coastal Cruise ship "Yorktown".
Starboard view.
At night.
Behind the shed.
A closer look at Cripple Cove.
Night on the dock.
Aft of the "St. Jude".
Fishermen's Memorial
From the other side.
Boulevard foggy and windy!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spirit In The Night!

It was one of those perfect nights that I couldn't pass up. No wind, low 60's and a clear night makes shooting along the waterfront peaceful. But while roaming around looking for subjects a song by Bruce Springsteen came over the radio. It was perfect..."Spirit In The Night", hence the title of this post!
After sunset!
Maritime Gloucester dedication plaque.
Dory and shed
Rudder and dragger spreader door.
Tool shed
Schooner "Ardelle" dockside.
"Ardelle" bow
Fishermen's Wharf
Harbor Cove
"Miss Trish II"
"Lisa Ann II"
On my home I couldn't pass up Cripple Cove.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Life On The Dock !

I bet there are Gloucester natives that really don't know what goes on at the docks. It's busy,hectic and sometimes fun working the docks, it can be dangerous to! And surprises happen more often than not making time there go quick. Boats come in to land their catch all hours, a few times I was called for a 3:00am landing. That's a magical time, driving through town you are lucky to see one person up at that hour but when you get near the dock the hustle and bustle appears. Within an hour or two the harbor comes alive with the small "day boats" start to head out for a day of fishing.
Now it's time to brag! One of my photos is now gracing the cover of the 2012/13 "Discover Gloucester" Visitors Guide!
Taking a break.
Clemente waits for the next boat to unload.
Fillet time aboard the "Miss Trish II".
Flying dogfish!
Unloading Haddock.
Making a splice.
Moving the ice along.
Vinny and his blue hair hat!
Unloading herring.
Working aboard the "Miss Sandy".
A bit close!
Holding up the boom!
Showing off his tattoo!
Offloading Redfish.
Big striper!
My nephew(at the tiller) and his lobstering partner.
Now that's a BIG COD!
A tender moment!
"I caught one this big"!
Bating up!
Toby aboard his lobster boat "Jupiter II".
"Angel wings"
Fishermen's Memorial during 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!