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 !

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Birth and Death of a Funnel Cloud!

Monday morning an F-2 tornado struck Revere about 25 miles south from here. Many homes and businesses were damaged but luckily only few minor injuries. Here we had a brief downpour and rumble of thunder. Just about 6:45 pm I was working in the yard when I noticed clouds building. I grabbed my camera and headed up the hill behind my house where we have sweeping views looking west from south to north. After a few shots of impressive cloud formations I began to notice rotation at the base of the clouds. Micro funnels appeared and disappeared then a larger more defined funnel took shape. From beginning to end I guess it didn't last for more than a minute but was amazing to see. This is a rare event for here, tornado's are something we only hear about from the midwest but over the past few years conditions for tornado's have increased. June of 2013 I captured one from the same spot and luckily the same outcome. Lets hope our luck holds for the future! 

Building clouds
 The heart of a thunderhead!
 A gull flies through it.
 Shaft of light over the city.
 The light creates a wedge.
 Rotation begins
 Micro funnels sprout then disappear!
 Funnel cloud over Gloucester!
 Starting to break up.
 "Portugee Hill"
 City Hall.
Funnel cloud I captured June 23 2013

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunrise to a Smokey Haze Sunset!

As my midnight shift was winding down I noticed a pink/orange light rising in the east. Time to grab the camera and wait for the suns arrival. Late afternoon i headed over to the Rocky Neck Marine Railways and check out what projects are on the "ways". Then it was a short walk up the hill behind my house to check out the sunset. A light smokey haze from far away Canadian wildfires added a special touch.

 Info plate
 "Phyllis A."
 Pilot house
 New ribs
 "Boston Pilot"
 Savannah, Ga ?
 Two bows
 Two sailboats
 Needs work!
 "Francesca & Carlo"
 Fishing boats
 Anchor & gear
 St. Ann's and the setting sun. Look close and the two specks on the sun are gulls and an airliner behind the top of the steeple.
 The sun slips away.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fog and Sunset, Nature Puts on a Show!

On Wednesday heavy rains fell only to let up late afternoon. Fog started to settle in so I figured it might be a good time to get some fog shots. I headed over to Stacy Boulevard and began to shoot. After a few shots of the Fishermen's Memorial I got back into my truck to head towards Stage Fort Park. As I was crossing the Blynman Bridge something caught my eye. For a brief moment I saw what looked like a house on fire! I turned around only to discover it was the sun reflecting from the windows of a house which sits along the canal. After parking I walked over the bridge then saw the sun breaking through the fog. It was an awesome sight, something unexpected a combination of fog and sun creating a painting like scene that was constantly changing.

After that show I headed over to Good Harbor Beach where at first only encountered the fog. But within about 10 minutes the sun began its pastel talents. 

Finally in the fading light I headed over to Niles Beach for the last gasp in natures sky show.

Stacy Boulevard
 Fishermen's Memorial
 The sun reflects from the windows and the lights of New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium.
 Blynman Canal
 Looking up river.
 Geese swim by.
 Standing on the bridge.
 Only the top of Salt Island!
 The fog rolls in.
 An empty life guard chair.
 Wind turbine above the fog.
 Beach level
 The sky reflects off the Creek.
 Fire in the sky!
 Good Harbor Beach
 "The House"
Niles Beach
Niles Beach again.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Time!

Each day can and does bring a different face to Good Harbor Beach. It all depends on the weather and time of day. I also included some images from this years St. Peter's Fiesta.

Calm waters.
 Crossing the footbridge.
 Volleyball and takeoff!
 Rainy day
 Breezy and raw.
 A lone fisherman.
 Salt Island and fisherman.
 Storm just misses.
 Late afternoon fun at the beach.
 Storm clouds pass over the wind turbines.
 Looks threatening but the storm passes without much bite.
 Gull passing over Our Lady of Good Voyage Church.
 Not much color!
 Uncle Sam on a short walk!
 Spread eagle!
 Shove off!
 Rear departure!
 Gold pants!
 Standing in honor of our National Anthem.

"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!