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 25, 2017

Fog, Sun and a Tropical Storm!

I'm back, I usually post Sundays just after midnight but last week I had to work and didn't have enough images to create one. During that time we had some fog, sun on the last day of Summer and Tropical Storm Jose.  Luckily Jose turned out to be a pesky nor'easter with nothing more than wind and rain. As far as I know Cape Ann didn't suffer any power outages and the only damage was a boat which broke off its mooring and sunk in Smith Cove.

American Constellation and lobster boat.

 City in the fog!
 Foggy glow upon City Hall.
 From the Beauport Hotel.
 Sunrise over the harbor.
 Umbrella eclipse!
 Salt grass changing color.
 Walking Good Harbor Beach.
Last day of Summer.
 Family on the beach.
 Sunrise over the creek.
 Photographer shooting the weather.
 Looks like the gulls are the subject.
 Seal on the beach!
 Rushing to the surf!
 Shutter bugs at Bass Rocks.
 Rose sunk at Smith Cove.
 Another view
 USCG Cutter Key Largo anchored.

Monday, September 11, 2017

More Gloucester Schooner Festival 2017 !

I took about 200 shots during the 2017 Gloucester Schooner Festival and here is the rest of the best( I think).

Concert on the Boulevard.
 Stacy Boulevard

 Schooners at rest as gull lands in the foreground.
 Working aloft the Lynx.
 Columbia helm.
 Columbia pulls away.
 Getting bunched up.
 Big and little!
 American Eagle
 Adventure and Fame.
 Lining up.
 The smallest schooner has the biggest flag!
 Lynx and American Eagle.
 Ardelle leads a pack of schooners.
 Two schooners and a Grand Banks Dory.
 Thomas E. Lannon heads in as the Adventure heads out.
 The crowd on the Boulevard.

Monday, September 04, 2017

2017 Gloucester Schooner Festival!

This was the first time in years I wasn't on the water for the Parade of Sail. I was trying to figure how to get shots from shore that afforded me as many background options as possible. On the water I could utilize the position of the sun and scenery being able to re-position my location 360 degrees. This time I choose my work location, the Beauport Hotel. I started off on the roof but found the lower deck the ideal shore location. I started with Saturday nights fireworks.

 American Eagle heads out of Harbor Cove.
 Ardelle passing Ten Pound Island
 Adventure out by the breakwater.
 Adventure hoisting sails.
 A nice breeze.
 Adventure and a Banks Dory.
 Thomas E. Lannon leads Liberty Clipper.
 Lattie G. Howard
 Ardelle off the Boulevard.
 The sharp bow of the Columbia.
 Adventure leading a group of schooners
 American Eagle leads the Thomas E. Lannon.
 Off The Fort playground.
 Coming and going.
 American Eagle heads offshore.
 Smoke from a gun salute at Stage Fort Park.
 Lewis H. Story
 Ships exchange salutes.
 A parade of sail!
 Thomas E. Lannon
 From a kayak to schooners.
 Tree of Life
 The steel hulled Columbia.

"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!