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 27, 2013

Getting Close To Nature!

Spending time on the waterfront you can't help catching the waterfowl. For years I took gulls and swans for granted, almost pest like. But after taking pictures you see the beauty and appreciate their existence.
No need for captions here, I'll let the images tell the story.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lights Up.....Turf Down!

New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium is moving right along. The track will take some time longer but all looks good for the Fall season. One difference will be the fresh cut grass smell will give way to the smell of rubber!

Lights installed!

Taking shape.

End zone shot.

Down the vistor's sideline.

Wind turbines can be seen just above the treeline.

Pre-painted yard lines.

Home side

Close look at the lights.

While shooting the stadium behind me the "Lisa & Jake" makes her way up river.

Heading to the Cape Ann Marina.

Wind turbines and lobster pots.

Big crowd at the Fishermen's Memorial.

"You look'n at me"?

Dusk at Good Harbor Beach.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fog, Sunsets and The Night!

I Originally planned an update of Newell Stadium but a few days of rain slowed the progress. Instead I used the weekend and captured the unique qualities of the light here in Gloucester. Even at night the city shines!

The new city built temporary span at Good Harbor Beach.

The footbridge.

Sitting on the bridge.

Large group on the beach.

A cold dip!


Mooreland Road in the fog.

But the other side was clear!

Gulls and wind turbines.

Sun behind the steeple.

Sun below St Ann's.


"Miss Trish II bow and the schooner "Thomas E. Lannon".

"Miss Trish II"

Boats at rest.

Tranquil waters.

Harbor Cove and the "UU Church"!

Monday, May 06, 2013

New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium Coming Along!

Heimlich Landscaping and Construction is moving right along with the re-construction. After a site visit I learned that the visitors bleachers will have to wait for more funding and will not be included in this phase of the project. But the original plans for the home side have been changed to increase the capacity by 400. The construction crew will also prep the site to allow visitor bleachers in the future. This week weather permitting the FieldTurf will be installed.

Original artist rendition.

Behind the bleachers

Press box installed.

Inside the press box complete with heating!

To the river.

Looking towards Centennial Ave.

View from the top of the bleachers.

Field level

Bleachers complete!

Close up view.

Wide shot from the banks of the Annisquam.

New scoreboard supports, I hear the new scoreboard with have LED lighting.

Rolls of FieldTurf await installation.

"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!