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 29, 2016

The 20th Annual Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial Service!

America's oldest seaport has paid dearly for that title, over 10,000 of her finest never returned. The sea gives and takes away for those who fish the waters. This years service featured swordfish boat captain Linda Greenlaw of the F/V Hannah Boden made famous in the book and movie "The Perfect Storm".

The procession arrives.
 Placing the oars.
 Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken.
 Linda Greenlaw
 Honoring the lost F/V Patriot.
 Presenting a wreath.
 Laying the wreath.

 Tossing flowers to the sea.

 A prayer for the fishermen.

 The Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial Service Committee with Linda Greenlaw.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Work With a View!

After 35 years in Quality Control I now have a career in the hospitality industry. And my blood pressure couldn't be happier! I'm meeting people from all over the world and seeing first hand how the Beauport Hotel has put Gloucester on the map as a go to destination. The other day while I was talking to a couple from Kentucky a fork lift drove by and the husband said "This place IS real, I like that"! Then just before sunrise a Japanese couple asked where is the best place to photograph the sunrise. I said follow me and I brought them up to the Birdseye Deck atop the hotel's roof!

Just before sunrise.
 Couple from Japan watch the sunrise.
 The sun peeks.
 Looking at the outer harbor.
 I took this from inside the hotel garage.
 Morning harbor traffic.
 A dory rows by.
 Oliver Hazard Perry and a yacht.
 The sun reflects off the Breakwater lighthouse.
 A low tide ride.
 Harbor solitude.
 From the hotel parking lot.
 A close look at the Greasy Pole.
 The "UU Church" from the hotel.

Monday, August 15, 2016

From the Present to a Little of the Past!

 Two gulls at sunrise.
 Foggy morning!
 Harbor Cove
 Fish Pier
 Schooner Adventure docked in the fog.
 Sunshine fights off the fog!
 F/V Midnight Sun
 Fishing at sunset.
 After glow!
 The sun has set 9/3/13!
 A Gloucester Harbor sunset.
 A look back to 2/25/15!
 Fishermen's Memorial looks out at the cruise ship Seabourn Sojourn 10/23/13!

"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!