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 !

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Funnel Cloud Over Gloucester!

About 6 pm I heard the distant rumble of thunder then checked the weather radar. Figuring I had maybe 20-30 minutes before the storm hit, I headed up the hill behind my house to hopefully capture lightning. Well my attempt proved a nano second off on some impressive bolts. But as I scanned the sky I saw a distant rotation of clouds forming a funnel. Soon after I took my last shot the winds picked up and quarter size raindrops fell from the sky. I scrambled to put my camera back in the bag as I ran through the woods down the hill. Small tree branches were breaking off and falling around me! I made it home just in time to close the windows.

Storm builds at 6:07 pm

At 6:18 the funnel takes shape

At 6:19 the funnel begins to drop.

About 30 or so seconds later it's really taking shape. That's when the rain started and the winds picked up sending me home in a hurry!

Monday, June 24, 2013

International Dory Races 2013 !

Saturday morning was a great day for a race, the 2013 International Dory Races between Canada and USA is a great event that's been going on for 61 years!

A memorial row honoring past committee members who have passed away.

USCG 47 footer patrol boat.

Mix division start. Gloucester rowers Mike Frontiera and Elin diAngelo (foreground) vs Canadians Kelly George and Robert Fox

Approaching the finish line which Mike Frontiera and Elin diAngelo won.

Without a Canadian Junior team in this years race two Coast Guard crew members of Station Gloucester face off against Gloucester's Kyle Edmonds and Joey Ciolino (foreground).

Kyle and Joey hug the Fish Pier for less wind resistance!

Coast Guard crew.

Crossing the finish line as victors!

Women's race starts, Gloucester’s Samantha Rose and Alexandra Pizzimenti (foreground) vs Canadians Gail Atkinson and Kathryn Moore.

Samantha and Alexandra

Canadian team working hard.

The Canadian tandem win the race!

Again Canada didn't bring a team for the Masters over Forty Division so Gloucester's Glenn Harrington and Erik Dombrowski (foreground) faced off against another Gloucester tandem of Mike Harmon and Jeff Muise.

Erik and Glenn working hard.

Last push by Jeff and Mike.

Glen and Erik win the race!

Positioning the stern at the start line!

Men's Division start,Gloucester’s Tom Jarvis and Jimmy Tarantino (foreground) vs Canadians Joel George and Markus Schmidt.

Jimmy Tarantino's oar snaps at the start!

Rules allow a restart for equipment failures that happen before the tenth stroke takes place.

Replacement oars on the way from a dress wearing "Viking"!

Off with the covers!

Racing with borrowed oars!

Canadian rowers win the race.

Sportsmanship shines!

Congrats all around.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cape Ann Snapshots!

My internal clock is screwed up! I'm now working midnight to 8 am and was expected more time for photography. However I need some time to settle in and get better at managing my time. This post contains some recent images and some I took in 2009 that I rediscovered in my data base.

Wind Turbine in a light fog.

Repaired Good Harbor Beach footbridge.

Wide shot of Good Harbor Beach.

Building storm clouds.

High tide and breakers.

The end of a big swell!

Large breaked off Bass Rocks.

The fog moves in.

Schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" becalmed.

The seagulls are swimming faster!

Gull atop the Fishermen's Memorial!

Essex marsh

A picnic table with a view at Farnham's in Essex.

The sunset squeezes through storm clouds!

Sunset at Niles Beach.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Washington Street Fire! Great Work By Area Firefighters!

Just after 7:00 pm a fire was reported at 91A Washington Street. Firefighters working in light rain managed to confine the blaze to the third floor of the three story structure. A business "Happy Dumplings" occupies the first floor while several apartments are on the upper floors. Beverly, Essex, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester and Rockport provided Mutual Aid support. Thankfully no injuries reported at the time of this post. The state Fire Marshall arrived at 10:00 pm to investigate the cause.

Firefighters set up.

Heading up the ladder.

Positioning the ladder.

Hauling a ladder up the ladder.

Ladder under the ladder.

Breaking out the window

Second floor consumed by fire.

Water on the fire.

Working the peak.

Rockport's Sandy Bay engine arrives.

"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!