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, September 26, 2016

The "Big Z" is Back, But Not My Computer!

The MS Zuiderdam made a return trip to Gloucester and it was early. I was ending my shift at the hotel when I saw her round the Breakwater. After I clocked out a quick trip to the roof for a few clicks then from the garage a few more. I'm still without my computer so I'm using an ancient, slow and very difficult to edit Toshiba laptop. And this old laptop makes it impossible to see the quality of the images I'm posting due to the small size and poor quality of the screen. So here it goes.....

Fog at the top!
 WWII B-17 flies over my house!
 Moon over the pool!
 Pink Elephant with Cape Pond Ice in the background!
 MS Zuiderdam arriving.
 Deploying her shuttle craft before a complete stop!
 Bow on.
 Woman checks out the visitor.
 From the foul line!
 A closer look at this 955' behemoth!
 Good Harbor Beach
 Bird activity on the Creek.
 Two cormorants and a gull.
 One flying one watching one spreading and one yaking!
 Gull flies above.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Computer Meltdown!

It was bound to happen, my XP computer died and all of my original photos with it! Ever since Windows stopped supporting the XP platform I couldn't update my anti virus program. Windows didn't even allow me to upgrade! So here I am using another ancient XP Toshiba laptop which does a poor job allowing me to properly edit my photos. But there's hope, I gave the tower to my niece's husband who's an IT tech. He thinks he can rescue my original photos. And luckily I saved most of my processed photos on an external drive and a thumb drive.
This week I'm posting photos from August and September of 2015 and a few from this week. The ones from this past week. I did my best to make them presentable using this dinosaur!

Note: Due to this laptop I'm posting them in sort of random order.
A foggy walk on the Boulevard.
 Looking the other way.
 Foggy Good Harbor Beach.
 Lightning off Good Harbor Beach.
 Bass Rocks getting rocked!
 Four surfers.
 Blood Moon over the beach!
 Last week from the Beauport Hotel.
 Dawn over the city last week.
 Going home Saturday morning and I thought I saw a pink elephant!
 Rainbow and lightning 2015.
 St. Ann's and Our Lady of Good Voyage churches 2015
 Ten Pound Island 2015
 And this Sunday my grand niece Imari during Baptism!

Monday, September 12, 2016

From Schooners to a Cruise Ship!

I had taken 202 shots during the Gloucester Schooner Festival and had a few more to post here. In the meantime we had a big visitor to Gloucester Harbor. The 955' MS Zuiderdam, the largest ship ever to enter the harbor making its first of three visits this year.

Schooner Lattie G. Howard through the entrance of the Beauport Hotel!
 At anchor.
 Roseway bow.
 Thomas E. Lannon, Adventure and lobster boat Stanley Thomas.
 Lattie G.Howard and Adventure
 Adventure sailing through.
 Adventure passes by.
 Coming and going!
 Thomas E. Lannon and Ardelle
 Lannon passes by as Captain Tom Ellis waves his cap.
 A gathering of schooners.
 A mini trawler.
 City Hall peeks above the Beauport Hotel.
 Ten Pound Island in the morning.
Kids playing on the Greasy Pole.
 Hard Merchandise of Wicked Tuna fame passes Ten Pound Island.
 Hard Merchandise and MS Zuiderdam!
 From the pool deck!
 From the bar.
 From the terrace.
 MS Zuiderdam framed!
 From the Boulevard.
 A lobster boat speeds by!
 A closer look.
 Fishermen's Memorial

"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!