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, April 27, 2015

An Unexpected Surprise!

A resident where I work stopped by the office and thought I'd like a few old time Gloucester photos. Boy was he right, of all the photos I've seen of Gloucester I yet yet to see these. They were taken by a friend of a deceased relative of his. All he knows was the first name of the Photographer "Salvi", he's going to try to find out his last name. These were not dated but others he had one was marked "1928". Judging by the vessels, no radar or radio antennas are visible which leads me to a time frame of the late 1920's to the early 1930's. This would put this era as the sail to motorized transitional period.

The photos  wouldn't fit on my scanner so I had to lay them on the floor and photograph them. That process allowed me to remove the yellowing aged look. I was glad I was able to get the detail as they were. 

You can see the spires of the Trinity Church, City Hall and St. Ann's.
 The Gloucester Coal & Lumber Company, now the site of the Building Center.
 Harbor Cove, note the artist at work left at the end of the wooden Seine boat ramp!
 More of Harbor Cove.
A left over from those times, Blackburn Tavern of today.
 Yes that's snow Friday morning @ 4:08 am!
A bit rough out!
 Bass Rocks
 Salt Island
 Good Harbor Beach....not much beach!
 The footbridge.
 At least the Creek is calm.
 Under the tree.
 "The House"
 Wind turbine over the marsh during flood tide.
 Sunset from the Paint Factory.
 Sun rays break through.
 A few minutes later City Hall under nature's spot light!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Late Bloomers!

After a record breaking snow fall this year Spring is late to bloom! 

East Gloucester Elementary School 4/17/12
 This season the only thing in bloom are the daffodils!
 Our Lady of Good Voyage Church from Prospect Street.
 Herrick Court
 The sun fights through the fog along the Blynman Canal.
 Fisherman in the fog.
 Massive front over Good Harbor Beach 4/19/10.
 The front produced this!
 Fishing boat under a color burst!
 East Main Street at dusk.
 Wind Turbines becalmed!
 Our Lady of Good Voyage at sunset.
 City skyline
 Cloudy sunset.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Views From and Around "The Fort"!

Signs of Spring are around and new construction is progressing at "The Fort".

The old Birdseye plant a year ago this week.
 In August of 2014 the demolition begins.
 Birdseye exposed!
 Construction of the Beauport Hotel on the rise!
 The new hotel is further from the beach than the Birdseye footprint!
 Harbor Basketball!
 "Cabaret V" passes Ten Pound Island.
 Crane and wires!
 City Hall
 New dock at Mortillaro Lobster!
 "Thomas E. Lannon" unwrapped!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Lights, Camera, Action!

There was a knock at my door and it turned out to be a Hollywood location scout giving us a 1 day notice of a movie shoot the next night in my neighborhood. The name of the movie "Manchester-by-the-Sea" which to me is ironic. I coached high school football in Manchester-by-the-Sea for 20 years and now a movie of that name outside my door step! First a few trucks rolled in just before dusk but once it got dark things came together. Cables being strung, lights being assembled. Then an army of movie makers swarmed in lighting up the area like I never seen before. No one seemed to mind while I strolled around the set, all actually were very nice and proudly explaining how the movie magic is done. The star of the movie is Casey Affleck, though I didn't meet him because I had to go to work, I did meet with his "stand-in" who filled me in on his job.

Also posted are a few shots from around town and the left over snow.

Equipment truck 
 Setting up
 Setting up lights on a lift truck.
 Behind the lights.
 Movie shadows!
 Directors chairs!
 Lights up on the cliff!
 Another view.
 Parsons Playground field lit up!
 The snow almost gone from my yard!
 Gloucester's Rock of Gibraltar!
 Walls of snow at Stage Fort Park parking lot!
 Gentile Bandstand
 The big tree at Stage Fort Park.
 Kinda looks like a Patriot!
 A peek-a-boo sunset over 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!