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, November 30, 2015

The Tradition of Turkey Day!

I was an assistant football coach from 1982 - 2002 at Manchester/Essex High School and the coach who hired me now has the Thanksgiving Day Trophy named after him, Fran York. It's also named after Georgetown native the late Eric DiMaio.
Coach York was on hand to present the trophy to this years Thanksgiving victor the Manchester/ Essex Hornets who defeated the Georgetown Royals 39-8.
Georgetown now has a new field complete with artificial turf, lights and a new scoreboard. Gone is the old "cow pasture" where depending on the weather it was either mud or ice or both!

Bringing out the chairs.
 Coin toss
 The new Jim Collamore Field
 Face mask! It wasn't caught by the officials.
 Fumble recovered.
 Breaking away!
 The ball is in the air.
 He missed the ball!
 Loose ball!
 Clock winding down.
 Raising the trophy!
 Retired coach Fran York speaks.
 He has the teams attention.
 The talk continues.
 2015 Thanksgiving Champs!
 Kissing the trophy!

Monday, November 23, 2015

From City Hall to Good Harbor Beach!

There is a moving tribute to Cape Ann's living WWII vets at City Hall by photographer Jason Grow. Stop in during City Hall's open times this month and it may run through December.

Also images from the past week.

City Hall auditorium
 City Hall
 A closer look at the tower.
 Cod weather vane!
 St. Ann's Steeple rises above the neighborhood.
 Just installed plaque at the New Balance Track & Field at Newell Stadium.
 A rowdy wet "crowd"!
 Lumber shed at the Building Center.
 Heading in.
 175' USCG Buoy Tender Marcus Hanna.
 Another view
 Thacher Island and the texture of Good Harbor Beach.
 From the tree.
 Moon rises above the beach.
 Under the footbridge and under the moon!

Monday, November 16, 2015

November Light!

November can be a great time for photography. No humidity in the air means a sharp crisp sky, but there are also those rainy days.

Gull on a sacred pearch!
 Fishermen's Memorial
 Good Harbor Beach
 Dusk over downtown.
 Pirates Lane
 Our Lady of Good Voyage
 In the light of a sunset.
 "Challenger" heads past Ten Pound Island in the rain.
 Passing the Breakwater while gulls sit and fishermen fish.
 Pink sky!
 The sun has set behind Rocky Neck.
 Gull on a piling.
Rainy night over Gloucester.

Monday, November 09, 2015

More Fall Colors !

A great time of the year to look around and see the change in season.

Annisquam Bridge
 Lobster Cove
 Looking east.
 Looking west.
 Annisquam Light.
 Dune cut!
 Good Harbor Beach boardwalk through the sand dunes.
 Dag plays in the creek.
 A fisherman on the rocks!
 Our lady of Good Voyage
 Sunset over Smith Cove.
 Middle and Pleasant streets.
 Tanks at Ocean Crest Seafood.
 Cruiseport 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!