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, September 29, 2014

A Mix of Past and Present!

No real theme going on here. During the week I looked at past files to see what interests me and while finding new ways to edit I thought another look was in order. I did take some shots here and there and a few from the woods in back of the house

We need rain! This is the first time in my memory I've seen the brook dry!
Vines are taking over a few trees!
 Tarzan would love this one!
 A foggy day from 9/23/11.
 A winter day 1/3/14.
 This is Good Harbor Beach 11/20/09.
 Thacher Island
 Massive thunderhead 11/20/09
 Clouds swirl over the footbridge 11/20/09.
 Dark clouds descend 11/20/09
 Scary Sky!
 10/15/11 and someone in the water!
 An artist at work 9/28/14 at Good Harbor Beach.
 Late afternoon 9/28/14 and 75 degrees!
 A surfer walks by.
 Niles Beach 9/28/14
 Sunset from Niles Beach.

Monday, September 22, 2014

From Fishing To Windows and Fog!

Good Harbor Beach is always a favorite for wedding photos and you always see kids fishing on the waterfront. But rarely does one get the chance to photograph from one of Gloucester's most painted and photographed landmarks from the inside! I was at Ocean Alliance' "Paint Factory" for a meeting and I made sure to bring the camera along. Then as Sunday night settled in fog covered the city, and I love the challenge to photograph in the fog.

Kids fishing along the Blynman Canal.
 Wedding party at Good Harbor Beach.
 Kids horse around!
 Setting up a photo shoot on the footbridge.
 A gig rows by.
 Paint Factory
 Looking across to The Fort.
 The main building looks tired!
 A closer look.
 Looking out upon the outer harbor.
 The Birdseye plant.....or what's left of it!
 Boats at rest in Harbor Cove.
 Fishermen's Memorial
 In the fog!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sea and Sky!

This is a mix of  days and weather conditions. Some of the subjects are the same but in a matter of days and even minutes the texture is totally different.

Heading out
 The gulls get out of the way!
 Explosive breaker at Brace Cove!
 Can you see the fool that's too close?
 Grey day at Good Harbor Beach.
 High tide
 Get the ball!
 Painting in progress.
 Orange & yellow!
 Orange canopy
 Gloucester skyline
 About 5 minutes later!
 A day earlier.
 Fishermen's Wife's Statue
 Fishermen's Memorial using a flash.
 Without the flash.
 Fitz Henry Lane sketches by the light of the moon!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Summer Goes Out With a BANG!

Gloucester's end to the Summer season is usually marked by the Labor Day weekend with the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival. But the following weekend brought oppressive humidity that was ended by a series of strong thunderstorms. Here I included more fireworks along with the Schooner Parade of Sail. 
Late Saturday afternoon I grabbed my camera and headed up the hill behind my house in an attempt to capture the approaching storm. It didn't take long before the sky turned into a nasty posture. Distant rumbles of thunder crept closer and louder soon followed by flashes of lightning.. I was getting frustrated missing bolts of lightning and hung in there almost too long! Atop a hill in a thunderstorm is no place to be. After a bright flash entered my viewfinder I knew it was time to leave. The wind picked up as I headed down the hill with trees leaning over with the sound of breaking tree limbs! I made to my front door just as the sky opened the valve!

 Crowds around the Fishermen's Memorial.
 "Ardelle" "Adventure" and "American Eagle" at the dock.
 Training aboard the USCG Barque "Eagle".
 Wind power!
A line of schooners heads out.
 Hauling away aboard the "Liberty Clipper".
 "Adventure" catches the breeze.
 "American Eagle"
 Crowded deck aboard the "Roseway".
 A gull flies by.
 Off the bow.
 "Roseway" and "American Eagle" converge.
 Side by side.
 Group heads out.
 A flash of lightning breaks through the menacing clouds!
 A bolt over the city!
 Battle of the bolts over Good Harbor Beach!

"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!