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, June 30, 2014

2014 St. Peter's Fiesta! Part 1

Almost perfect weather for this years St. Peter's Fiesta. Trying to decide how to post some of the 350 images I took this year presented a problem. So for this year I started with the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Greasy Pole Champions with a few other interesting shots thrown in. Much more to follow!

Friday Greasy Pole......Blue spiked hair fail!
 Oh so close but no cigar!
 Jack Russ on leave from the USAF approaches the flag.
 Reaching for victory!

Taking the flag down!
 Hitting the water.
 High five!
 Another high five!
 Shoulder ride!
Saturday Greasy Pole contest.
 Loosing grip!
 Spiderman fail!
 Kyle Barry grabs the flag!
 Flag follows him down!
 Victory splash!
 Saturday Greasy Pole Champ Kyle Barry!
 Sunday the walkers arrive and a plume of water!
 Perfect view!
 Not close enough!
 Even this effort is not close enough!
 Mark Allen grabs the flag.
 High fives all around.
 He still has grip of the flag!
 Victory swig for the 2014 Greasy Pole Champ Mark Allen!

Monday, June 23, 2014

2014 International Dory Races!

It was near perfect weather for the 62nd annual International Dory Races and it was a perfect result for the Canadian rowers as they swept all four matches.
In the Mixed Doubles:
Kelly George and Robert Fox (Canada) 6:13
over James and Laurel Tarantino (USA) 6:25
John Ernst and Thomas Stuart (Canada) 6:20
over Tyler Edmonds and Thomas Beaton (USA) 7:11
Gail Atkinson and Kathryn Moore (Canada) 6:22
over Amanda Palazzola and Lindsey Rogers (USA) 7:39
Markus Schmidt and Joel George (Canada) 9:47
over Vito Giacalone and Mike Mitchell (USA) 9:54

Canadian rower Robert Fox lugs the oars to the dory.
 Gull flies by as the Tarantino's check out the race course.
 Mixed Doubles start.
 Jimmy and Laurel off to a smooth start.
 Kelly and Robert row past the F/V Midnight Sun.
 Crossing the finish line.
 Junior race begins.
 Thomas Stuart pulls hard!
 USA juniors
 Canadians in sync.
 USA Tyler Edmonds and Thomas Beaton head to finish.
 Womens race begins.
 Canadian team Kathryn Moore (bow) and Gail Atkinson (stern)
 USA team Lindsey Rogers (bow) and Amanda Palazzola (stern)
 Team USA drifting off course.
 Shaking hands.
USA Seniors Vito Giacalone (bow) and Mike Mitchel (stern)
 Deep strokes!
 Hard work!
 Canadian Seniors Markus Schmidt and Joel George.
 Team USA drifting towards me!
 Canadians in final push to the finish.
 Exhausted crews!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Overcast to Sunshine!

Flag Day and Father's Day shared the same weekend but not the same weather.

Overcast Gloucester Harbor.
 Light fog.
 City Hall as a gull flies by.
 "Midnight Sun"
 Looking for lunch!
 In the rear view mirror.
 Morning clouds.
 Stacy Boulevard
 "Angela Rose"
 Pilot house of "Captain Dave".
 "Still Kicking"
 High and dry!
 Late afternoon beach crowd.
 Low tide at Good Harbor Beach.
 Playing in the Creek.
 Heading home.

"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!