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, August 25, 2014

The Sky Makes The Difference!

Most of my subjects are scenics so the composition of the sky plays the most significant aspect. Time of day and weather conditions create an ever changing light source that can make the most boring subject interesting. Fortunately most everything on Cape Ann is never boring!

A non beach day!
 Lonesome gull!
 Layers of clouds over Good Harbor Beach.
 Walking the kayaks!
 On the footbridge.
 The end of a beach day.
 Low tide at "the Creek".
 Niles Beach
 Fog and sunrise produce a deep orange background.
 Lowering storm front!
 Wicked angry sky!
 Sunset from Eastern Point.
 The setting sun
 Pastel sky.
 The sun has set.
 Setting sun behind St. Ann's Church.

Monday, August 18, 2014

2014 Fishermen's Memorial Service

Since 1923 the Fishermen's Memorial statue has stood watch over Gloucester harbor looking out towards the sea in honor of 10,000 fishermen of Gloucester that were lost at sea. This is more than a statue, it's a gravestone for the families who's loved one rests beneath the waves forever. Every year a memorial service is held to honor those who never returned.

 Procession moves along Middle Street.
 Oars with names of fishing vessels lost.
 Gloucester Daily Times photographer Desi Smith records the traditional laying of the wreaths.
John Matteo Russo 5 and his brother Salvator 8 placing the wreath in honor of their father Matteo Russo and grandfather John Orlando who were lost in 2009 on the F/V Patriot.
 Four year old Wallace Grey III  escorted by his grandmother Carol Grey with a wreath to honor his father Wallace Grey III who was lost in the sinking of the F/V Foxy Lady II in 2012.
 A boost over the chains.
 Fishermen's Memorial
Fresh flowers.
 Tossing the flower to the sea.
 Strong flower toss.
 A youngster ready to cast her flowers to the sea.
 Wallace holds the blade of an oar in tribute to the F/V Foxy Lady II.
 Little sailor
 Touching a name on the memorial cenotaph.
 Three dories watch the proceedings.
 Always remembered.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Heaven On Earth!

It all started out as a quick trip to the store when the sky opened up with quarter size raindrops as soon as I left the driveway. The downpour lasted at best five minutes but soon saw the sun busting through the clouds. My first thought was that conditions for a rainbow may be brewing. I decided to drive over to Good Harbor Beach and check it out. As usual I have my camera with me just in case and as it turned out I was fortunate to capture a stunning heavenly display.

The sky as I arrived at the beach

 A closer look reveals micro funnel clouds and a horizontal "rope effect" cloud formation.
 Concentrated rain column.
 Cars line up to see nature's show.
 Faint beginnings of a rainbow.
 The colors begin to burst through.
 Crab apples and a rainbow!
 Some can see a praying angel in the clouds!
 Faint connection to the left.
 Salt Island with a colorful crown!
 Beginning to fade.
 The downpour continues offshore.
 Heavy with rain!
 Angry sky!

Monday, August 04, 2014

Storm Clouds and Calm Night!

Storms safely passed Cape Ann with only a hint of rain but impressive sky art. Sunday night after the sun had set I headed over to the Paint Factory to see if there were anything worth taking pictures of.

High in the chair!
 Storm front passes by Good Harbor Beach.
 Thacher Island in the distance and gulls and people enjoy the beach.
 The storm front heads north.
 Salt Island

 The sun has set.
 Heading into the inner harbor.
 Ten Pound Island
 The Paint Factory
 Gloucester at night.
 "Beauport Princess" all lit up!
 Heading past The Fort.
 Heading to Cruiseport Gloucester.

"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!