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, October 27, 2014

From a Nor'easter To Nice!

A pretty nasty Nor'easter hit us during the week. High winds and 6" of rain brought down trees, flooded roadways and caused scattered power outages. While working the midnight shift I noticed torrents of water cascading under the doors into the garage. After inspection I discovered the drains were clogged with leaves. It required three trips during the night to keep the drains clear. My ride home, normally 25 minutes was actually 1 hour and 10 minutes due to flooded roads, downed trees and heavy and I mean HEAVY traffic! Other than a downspout pulling away from my house, we survived just fine. But a tree toppled into a clearing I created for the dogs in the nearby woods.......Nobody heard it fall!

Water pours under the garage doors (Video capture from the security monitor)
 Flooding roadway!
 Downed tree!
 The footbridge at Good Harbor Beach.
 Not a beach day!
 Rough surf
                                 "Phyllis A." under repair.  
"Padre Pio" sports a new paint scheme.
Catching a wave!
 The curl closing in.
 In the foam!
 Breaker hits the Dog Bar Breakwater!
 Eastern Point Light
 Fall color of Woodward Avenue.
 City Hall late afternoon.
 Half Moon Beach
 Sunset over the harbor.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Late Afternoon Until Dusk!

Sometimes I get the urge to shoot late afternoon into dusk which I did the last few days. With the days getting shorter and cooler this is the time of year I was deep into football for 20 years. That's how long I coached high school football and never really had the chance to admire the Fall colors.

Frenchman's Pier

 Dock stretches out to Little River.
 Along the tracks.
 Essex Avenue train bridge.
 Fishermen's Memorial
 Geese heading south for the winter.
 A closer look.
 Using a flash.
 Almost too much flash!
 Gentile Bandsatand
 Looking out over the harbor from Stage Fort Park.
A little closer.
Park benches
 City Hall
 Gloucester skyline
 Sighting down the barrel.
 Future home of the Beauport Hotel.
 Gull on a piling.
 The sun has set over Gloucester Harbor.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Blood Moon & Early Fall Colors!

Many images I post happen by chance, that's what happened this past week when I stumbled on the "Blood Moon". Seeing a pretty good sunset brewing I headed to the Boulevard to see if I could capture the sunset behind the Fishermen's Memorial. Stuck in slow traffic I could see I might get there too late. Sure enough the best of the sunset had passed but I did get a couple of descent shots. On my way home I hoped there might be enough light at Good Harbor Beach to capture the pink/orange clouds. As soon as the beach came into view I knew I was too late, darkness was taking over. As I drove past the footbridge there it was, the "Blood Moon" rising behind Salt Island. I never had a clue but there it was.

"Blood Moon" rising!
 Beach goers catch the show.
 I didn't notice people on Salt Island until I downloaded this!
 Here it is in the true light.
 I had to adjust the contrast to bring out the surroundings.
 Rising a little higher.
 "The House" at Good Harbor Beach.
 High tide at Little River.
 The colors are starting to show at Buswell Pond.
Late afternoon light.
 Off Cape Ann from my office in Middleton.
 Fishermen's Memorial
 The sun has set.

"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!