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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Monday, September 02, 2013

Gloucester Schooner Festival 2013 !

This year my nephew Seth invited out in his boat to shoot the Parade of Sail. Right off the bat my camera 18mm - 55mm lens of choice failed me! The night before I readied my camera equipment by charging the batteries and cleaning the lenses. Looking through the view finder all I saw was a cloudy image. Cleaning that didn't change a thing but soon discovered cleaning solution was fogging inside the lens glass. I had to shoot using a 70mm-300mm zoom lens and because of that I had to ask Seth not to get too close to the schooners so I could fit them into the shot. He did a great job piloting among the spectator fleet which at times was chaotic. I can imagine the schooner captains having to do the same. There was one brief downpour but luckily didn't spoil the day. 
Lining the rails!

 "Adventure" dockside.
 "Roseway" and "Virginia"
 "Adventure" leads the parade.

 The Paint Factory off the bow of the "Ardelle".
 "Sugar Babe"
 "Virginia" heads out. Great to see her back after missing last years festival.
 "American Eagle" follows "Yankee Clipper".
 Aboard "American Eagle".
 Lobster boat "Jupiter II" with guest pass by.
 Mini trawler "Tide Skipper"
 "Roseway" off Ten Pound Island.
 "Roseway" in full sail.
 "Roseway" aft.
 Sunshine highlights "Adirondack III".
 Schooners and wind turbines!
 "Adventure" under sail.
 "Adventure' bow and "Thomas E. Lannon".
" Thomas E. Lannon" as the "Roseway" passes astern.
 "Adventure" bow on!

"Thomas E. Lannon" and "Adventure"


Bore Head said...

Great photos Jay. Thanks for posting the link at the place I can read, but not comment! Talk about a tactical error! BH

Jay Albert said...


Twinkle Terrior said...

My husband is from Gloucester. So awesome for us to view your amazing images! Hope you and yours had a great Labor Day weekend. PS- we are going up in 2 wks and can't wait to go to Destinos for lunch-LOL

Jay Albert said...

Thanks "Twinkle", I hope you have great weather for your visit!

WPgirl said...

Your photos are just beautiful. I think I can feel the wind on my face.
Lynda in Michigan.

Jay Albert said...

Thanks Lynda!
If you were there you'd have the rain in your face too....but for only about 5 minutes.

"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


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