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 !

Thursday, November 28, 2013

New Trophy For A Tradition!

Back in the summer of 1982 a new head football coach hired me as an assistant coach. That year Fran York guided the Hornets to a perfect season 11-0 and state Superbowl Champions! For years Georgetown and Manchester/Essex played their final game of the season on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and Coach York had always relished the thought of moving the game to Turkey Day. Through his efforts it was in 1991 and a new tradition was born. And finally this year a trophy was created in Coach York's honor along with Eric DiMaio who was a two year captain for the Georgetown Royals. DiMaio a 1983 graduate of Georgetown High School had been a long time Royal supporter and passed away at age 42 in 2007. This year the Hornets won the trophy by a score of 38-25 in a hard fought game played on a "cow pasture" of a field. The field conditions in Georgetown were muddy despite the cold temps, a bright sun made sure of that. Next year I've been told a new artificial field will be installed! 

Check out the crooked painted yard line!
 Hornets score!
 Loose ball!
 Mud slippage!
 Face mask!
Wide open!
 Ball in the air, prime for an interception!
 Picked off!
 Pick Six!
 Hands up!
 Xtra point attempt.
 Former Hornet head coaches Dick Ananian and Fran York
 Fran York with his grand daughters and son Barry.
 The DiMaio family
 Coach York brings out the trophy.
 Coach York with his former player and now Hornets Head Coach Mike Athanas.
 Coach York addresses the team.
 Raising the trophy!
 Team picture time.
 Perhaps the last muddy game played in Georgetown!
 Final score.
Season is over!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wind,Fog and Darkness!

I got back into taking pictures this past week, it was a matter of refocusing on my surroundings. One night I wandered over to the Gloucester Marine Railways at Rocky Neck, haven't been there in some time I noticed a new dock recently added. The fog is always interesting and challenging to photograph. And Sunday was wind swept and cold. Heading back into town I decided to check out Good Harbor Beach. At 8 am the starkness of a bitter wind and a near desolate beach showed through the view finder.

Tugs at the Gloucester Marine Railways at Rock Neck.
 Good Harbor Beach
 The twin lights of Thacher Island.
 "Sea Farmer" heads past Ten Pound Island.
 Outriggers being lowered.
 From Pavilion Beach.
 A tug on the "ways".

 Bow shot using flash.

 Using no flash, open exposure to use existing light.
 New dock.
 Harbor Cove and a full moon.
 Fishermen's Memorial star gazing!

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Mixing of the Seasons!

A week without taking one shot! I don't think that's happened to me since around 2005. Perhaps "photographers block" I don't know for sure. Then it occurred to me to go back into my photo files and see what I've been looking at. An unpublished photo here and a re-tweaked photo there is what makes up this post. Then the ideas of future subjects came washing into my mind. I'll probably be back taking pictures this week!
Good Harbor Beach
 Four gulls on Fishermen's Wharf.
 Back lit gulls swoop down.
 Waving passengers aboard the schooner "Thomas E. Lannon".
 Schooner "Roseway" offshore.
 A gathering of tall ships.
 Gloucester Fire Department ladder training at Stage Fort Park.
Cormorant dives for lunch!
 Late Fall in Essex.
 Fall in Rockport
 Stacy Boulevard
 Onslaught on the Boulevard.
 Someone getting too close!
 Bass Rocks white with foam!
 "Miss Sandy" comes in to offload her catch.
 A winter coating for the Fishermen's Memorial.
 Antonio Gentile Band Stand at Stage Fort Park

"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!