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, April 29, 2013

Trim Color of Newell Stadium, Red or Crimson?

As Newell Stadium renewal continues I couldn't help but notice the bright red aluminum panels that trim the bleachers. Red was the school's colors in the 50's and 60's and in the early 1970's football coach Bob Yates was hired. Yates a one time Boston Patriot had been an assistant coach at Harvard and brought the crimson color with him. As I took some shots with the sun high above the red shows very bright, late afternoon shots it darkens almost to crimson. But I'm pretty sure the red will pop under the lights of a night game. Whatever the color this new athletic field is going to be something, gone are the warped stands, gone are the pot holes in the undersized track and gone is the field of salty mud!

Gloucester's Newell Stadium in 2009, the way it was.

From the banks of the Annisquam River.

Press box 2009.

New press box awaits installation.

Bulldozer at work.

Visitors bleachers yet to be built.

Bright red bleachers!

Track 2009

Grading the new track base.

Warped stands in 2009!

No warping here!

Wood ties used to support bleachers 2009.

Concrete pad.

Ramp to the press box.

Field ready for artificial turf.

Late afternoon as the red darkens.

A closer look of the trim.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Newell Stadium Rises Again!

The week started with the bombings during Patriots Day's Boston Marathon. Innocent people were killed and injured during a senseless act of terrorism. Lives lost and lives changed forever. But despite this horrific act people came together helping the injured and ultimately the death of one terrorist and the capture of his terrorist brother by hard working and heroic law enforcement officers. One conclusion crossed my mind "No One Gets Away Hurting The USA" and that's why I posted that thought on the image of "Old Glory"!

In the meantime the reconstruction of the "New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium" is taking shape!

Bleachers on the rise.

Field foundation prep.

Benches await installation.

Wide track base.

Side view.

New drainage culvert.

Concrete pad, something that was missing under the original stands.

A classic car at Tally's corner.

The "Three Amigos"!

Fishermen's Memorial

April sunset!

Looking towards City Hall.

Harbor sunset.

City Hall

Monday, April 15, 2013

April Views!

April can be a great month for photography around here. So far it's been a cold Spring and if the temps reach 60 degrees it's a bonus.

Call of the wild.

A gymnastic gull!

"Capt. Tom" enters Harbor Cove.

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon".

I hear this fishing boat is being converted to go crab fishing!

Fishermen's Memorial

Wind Turbines on the Route 128 extension.

Pilings and masts.

City Hall after the sun went down.

The UU Church!

"The Fort" where Fort Defiance once stood.

Brace Cove

Look close to the right....Someone getting too close!

Explosive force of nature!

"The House" at Good Harbor Beach weathers a storm!

A walk on the beach.

A gull check out the beach.

Same gull, same beach.

Running out of room to walk the dog!

Sunset over the Breakwater.

"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!