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, April 29, 2019

Nature's Power and Light!

I'm blessed I live where I do, this is a place that meets nature in a very special way. A place where stormy weather can be a sight to behold, a place where sea and sky can put on a show during sunrise and sunset.

Overcast morning yet sunlight finds the Hammond Estate.
 Lobster boat
 Ten Pound Island Light and a hoop!
 Gloucester City Hall at dawn.
 The "UU Church"
 Gull blocks the sunrise!
 Interesting new house on the back shore.
 Interesting roof design.
Morning walk over the Good Harbor Beach footbridge.
 Stormy Brace Cove.
  Brace Rock

 Distant wind turbines at sunset.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Sun and Fog and the Moon too!

Interesting week, lots of wind and rain with a full moon and a pretty end to Easter Sunday.

Moon behind the Fisherman!
 Serenading the Fisherman!
 Good Harbor Beach sunrise.
 Wind wiped surf.
 Surfs up!
 Catching a wave!
 Fog over the beach.
 Dog on the beach, dogs are prohibited to protect the Piping Plovers that are nesting.
 Speedwell circa 1924!
 Moon setting over Pavilion Beach.
 From the main deck of the Beauport Hotel.
 Easter sunset.
 A pretty end to Easter Sunday.
 Another view.

Monday, April 15, 2019

My Views of the Week!

Spring is taking its time, still waiting for those 70 degree days around here.

Sunrise over Harbor Cove.
 Downtown and City Hall in the morning
 Looking through a crystal ball!
Contrasting clouds over the Greasy Pole.
 Thacher Island
 Surf board flies up at Good Harbor Beach!
  From Niles Beach.
 Lone gull at the waters edge.
 Airliner flies over Boston.
 Sunset at Niles Beach.
 Cloudy sky over the Fishermen's Memorial.
 Restored figurehead on the tall ship Friendship.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Early April and a Spring Project!

A few months ago I got frustrated using the snow thrower. The handles are non adjustable and much of the time I'm hunched over as the auger shield lifts up on packed snow. Plus the auger was tangled when I drove over a rope. It was so wedged in I had to disassemble the auger blades to free it. That's when I decided to get a lawn tractor with the plow attachment. My shed could be used to keep the tractor in but my nephew uses it as his weld shop. So I decided I needed a new place to store the tractor. I bought a 10 x 10 Shelter Logic "Shed in a box" and could only find one spot in the back yard for it. So this weekend up went the "Shed in a box". It took some time to inventory and separate all the parts especially the hardware since they bagged all the various size bolts all together. The directions said it's a two person project but I managed to do it myself. I guess all the years I covered my boat for the winter helped. I still need to make adjustments and install a floor. For the floor I'm planning on using a pallet base topped with plywood.

Low tide reflections at the Good Harbor Beach creek.
 Two ducks on a stroll.
 Ducks on the rocks!
 Gull flies over Harbor Cove.
 Clam dump boat Providenza leads gulls past Boston into Gloucester Harbor.
 The UU Church at sunset.
 Sunset light over Gloucester.
 The sun goes down over the city.
 My Cub Cadet XT1 needs a garage!
 Frame up.
 Notice the boulder inside.
 Just enough room to drive the tractor in there!
 Cover on before adjustments.
 Door zippered shut.
 Despite the boulder it fits inside with the plow attached.
 My grand nieces like the tractor!
 A new tractor driver!

"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!