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, March 30, 2015

Mountains and Leftovers!

I heard somewhere we've had snow for ten straight weekends, lately it's been a dusting followed by a week of melting. I'd be happy if that trend keeps going at least for a few more weeks. But it's going to be a long time before the mountains of snow disappear. Here are a few shots of those mountains of snow along with leftovers I found while searching my files.

Good Harbor Beach Canyon!
 A cliff hanger!
 Good Harbor Beach Mountain Range!
Dead tree overlooks the marsh.
 Another look at the Range!
 A foggy day at the Paint Factory.
 A closer look.
 Dusk is starting to settle over the fog.
 Fishermen's Memorial
 Foggy Good Harbor Beach 5/10/13.
 A "selfie" 3/18/12.
 Fog bank rolls in April 2012.
 Sunset 4/21/10.
 Gull on a piling 5/3/10.
 City Hall 4/5/10
 A fisherman silhouette!

Monday, March 23, 2015

From Essex to Gloucester!

I took a ride through Essex the other day and stopped at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum grounds. Always an interesting visit this time of year with all the ice in the Essex River. Then a quick stop to Little River in Gloucester, down Stacy Boulevard over to Good Harbor Beach to check the mountains of snow. Also a few shots around Gloucester's Rogers Street area.

A look over to Burham's Boat Yard.
 Upturned old skiff buried in snow.
 Santa's Workshop!
 Hole in a hull!
 Old Dodge Power Wagon.
 Frozen Essex River.
 Schooner "Ardelle" bow.
 Sitting on ice cakes!
 "Ardelle's" winter home.
 From the deck of the de-masted schooner "Maine".
 "Main" at the end of the Essex River.
 The Great Marsh!
 "The House" on the marsh.
Little River
Big pile of snow on I4-C2, an undeveloped parcel on Gloucester's waterfront.
 Cape Pond Ice
Paint Factory

City Hall
 Dirty mountains of snow at Good Harbor Beach.
 Looking at each other!
 "Look over there"!
 A Gloucester sunset.
 Down goes the sun.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Snowiest Winter On Record!

We were buried by snow for five weeks straight then a period of melting when temps almost reached the 60's. But on Sunday a few inches of the miserable white stuff fell putting us over the top of the snowiest winters on record! Gloucester averages 51.8" of snowfall per year, This year 123.8" !

Cripple Cove

 Harbor ice breaks up.
 A foggy night on Rocky Neck.
 My yard a few days ago.
 This morning!
 "The House" at Good Harbor Beach.
 Parking attendant booth at Good Harbor Beach.
 The water has no place to go!
 Flooded parking lot.
 The Good Harbor Beach Mountain Range!
 Mount Good Harbor Beach!
 From the marsh.
 Dog Bar Breakwater
 Eastern Point Lighthouse
 From the breakwater.
 A couple on the breakwater.

"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!