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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Monday, May 09, 2016

Looking Back, Way Back!

With rain and grey skies for a solid week I worked on restoring old photos I stumbled on during most of my free time. Most of these were taken by Boston Herald American photographer Leslie Jones who worked for the paper from 1917 to 1956. These photos were all taken in Gloucester.

Fishermen's Memorial and the cruise ship MS Eurodam in 2011 and the USS Constitution taken by Leslie Jones 1930!
 USS Constitution 1930
 Schooner Adventure with halibut 1927.
 Baiting up 1930.
 Flake yard 1930.
 Steamer City of Gloucester 1930.
 Gloucester Harbor 1930.
 Harbor Cove 1930.
 Working on the main boom of the Henry Ford 1930.
 Julia and Margaret D. 1930.
 Italian fleet 1930.
 Painting a scene 1932.
 Preparing the rigging 1930.
 Loading seine nets 1930.
 Coast Guard chasing rum runners outside Gloucester Harbor 1927!
 Moving house during the construction of Stacy Boulevard 1923.
 Five Pound Island from Pilot's Hill 1870. (Photographer unknown)
 President Franklin D. Roosevelt receives Emile Gruppe painting in Gloucester Harbor.
 FDR with painting of the Gertrude L Thebaud.
 Gertrude L Thebaud racing the Bluenose 1938.
 Gertrude L Thebaud
 Crewman aloft.
Captain Ben Pine and John Matheson on the helm 1931.
Howard Blackburn 1930.


WPgirl said...

Love historic pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Lynda in Michigan

Scotto said...

Jay, great pictures of a great city in a growing industry. Never forget our history. Even I remember Five Pound Island. Excellent!
Thanks for you and your keen eye.

Scotto in O.P. Florida

"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"!

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