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 31, 2015

Pavilion Beach and Good Harbor Beach!

Two beaches, Pavilion beach a harbor beach and Good Harbor Beach an ocean facing beach, each with its own personality.

A year ago this week the old Birdseye plant comes down.
 This week the new Beauport Hotel takes shape on Pavilion Beach.
 A few days later the roofing shingles are installed.
 New ramp to the beach.
 South west view.
 The lower floor behind the seawall is the garage.
 At dusk.
Sunset over Pavilion Beach.
 Good Harbor Beach
 Gulls hanging out in the creek.
 A lone jogger.
 Gulls fly by.
 Fog off shore.
 Volleyball as a wave rolls in.
Fog Approaches!
Looking back at the footbridge.
Fog Bank!
Fog getting closer.
 Lots of surfers and Salt Island.
 Surfs up!
 Four surfers.
 The sun has set over the city.
 City Hall in an orange sky!
And on my way home the other morning, Godzilla or should I say "Cloudzilla"?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Honoring the Fishermen!

Every summer Gloucester pays tribute to the 10,000 fishermen lost at sea. This year I had to work and missed covering the service. So with this installment I included images from past services.

Fog bank approaches.
 Fishermen's Memorial in the fog.
 A foggy Boulevard.
 A foggy walk!
 Beauport Hotel takes shape.
 Laying a wreath 2009
 Little one climbs the monument base 2009.
Tossing flowers to the sea 2010.
 Presenting a wreath 2011
 A little one finds a name 2014.
 Tossing flowers 2014.
 After work and after the service I visited the Fishermen's Memorial.
 Yellow rose

Monday, August 17, 2015

Rainbows, Lightning and a Stanley Cup!

I have a sometimes boring yet interesting part time job with a long name, "New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium Supervisor". I've seen people from around the world running or walking the track or playing soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and football. All types of boats go by in the canal  and on trailers going to and from the Dun Fudgin boat ramp behind the high school. But most interesting is the weather, luckily I get great WiFi connections for my tablet and can see the latest radar images. The sky out west was starting to boil and I had a clear view from the top of the bleachers to see a T-storm roll in.

Earlier in the week my nephew Cody who turned my shed into his workshop was putting on the finishing touches on his version of the Stanley Cup. This cup is for his friend's wedding, a big Boston Bruins fan. The cup features a slot for wedding gift envelopes.

Clear skies!
 How many football stadiums have a view of the schooner "Ardelle" going by?
Lot of boats!
 Building clouds over Gloucester High School!
 At this point I can hear distant rumbles of thunder.
 Now I can see the lightning!
 As I'm heading to the safety of my truck I caught this bolt upper right!
 The storm has passed so I return to the bleachers and catch this!
 I head onto the field to anticipate a rainbow but catch this!
 Finally the rainbow.
 I move back to try to catch both ends of the rainbow and a surprise!
 Cody working on The Cup.
 The Cup (Note the envelope slot)
 Cody with The Cup as my dog Allie photo bombs the picture!
 Raising The Cup!
 There goes The Cup!

"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!