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, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day, When Life Changes!

 With Memorial Day here I always think of what it must have been when Pearl Harbor was attacked. That's when I look back into my dads past and see it as a life changing event. Not for just him but all Americans! In his case he was an all scholastic athlete who was then a freshman at Villanova University playing football. Right after the attack he was on the road hitching rides back to Gloucester to say goodby to his parents and join the Navy. He became a naval aviator as a radioman and gunner aboard a PBY. He and his squadron VP-53 participated in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war. In his first action while on patrol March 8 1943 at 1:10 pm they spotted a surfaced U boat and began the attack. The pilot, Lt Dryden positioned the plane in a perfect alignment with the sun. That way the U boat's crew couldn't see the approaching aircraft. My father manned one of the guns and started to rake the deck in an effort to keep the subs crew from manning their guns. After dropping 4 contact depth bombs the sub split in two and quickly sank. Spotting survivors the PBY's crew dropped two life rafts and circled the site for several hours waiting for a rescue vessel to pick them up. With fuel getting low they had to depart never knowing the fate of the subs surviving crew. My dad never knew the the story of the U-156 until many years later when I read an article about the sub in his American Legion magazine. At one time the U-156 attacked the oil refineries of Aruba
with little success. But later they attacked the British liner Laconia in what was to be known as "The Laconia Incident". In the American Legion article it mentioned details of the U-156 sinking. Out of curiosity I looked through my dads log book and there it was.....March 8 43...."Sunk Sub"! That's all he wrote and not until the 1970's did he tell me the details!

U-156 Captain Warner Hartenstein
R.M.S. Laconia
 Laconia survivors aboard the U-156
 Captain Hartenstein and his crew.
 Attacking U-156 (Two crewmen at base of conning tower)
 Survivors clinging to an external supply tube.
 Survivors in a raft.
 Lt. Dryden
 My dad with the crew somewhere in the Pacific.
 My dad (right) holding captured Japanese flag.
 Navy Air Medal

Monday, May 23, 2016

From Dawn to Dusk to the Night!

 After looking at some night shots I took in the past, it gave me the inspiration to try some more. Here I mixed a few images I had on file and added shots from this past week.

Morning has broken!

 Egret fishing!
 A flipped reflection.
 Under the gulls, not the best place to be!
 Fog descends over the city.
 Overcast at Good Harbor Beach.
 Dangerous photo op!
In harms way!

Nature's onslaught!
 Splash over.
 A bell hands in the loft.
 Maritime Gloucester
 Schooner Adventure dockside.
 Adventure helm.
 Soon to open Beauport Hotel
 Grounded out at Cripple Cove.
 Cripple Cove
 Harbor Cove
Fishermen's Memorial

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Windy Day!

The wind was howling and that gave me the idea to check out the wind turbines close up. Also a quick stop at Good Harbor Beach and the waterfront and a few sunsets.
 Looking south from Applied Materials.
 Looking up!
 Wind turbines at dusk.
 Traveler and High Roller
 Herring fleet
 Boats at rest.
 Good Harbor Beach
 Kite flying!
 Thacher and Salt Islands.
 Cloud color burst!
 The sun shines through it!
 At a different moment.
 St. Ann's
 Allie enjoying a sunset!

"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!