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 26, 2019

Sunrise to Sunset in August!

Working overnight I get a chance to catch both the sunrise and sunset and everything in between.

Daybreak over Gloucester!
The Hammond Estate over the Greasy Pole.
 Exercise time at Good Harbor Beach.
 Thacher Island
Yacht Blue Guitar and Coastal cruise ship American Constitution.
 American Constitution travels the still waters of Gloucester Harbor.
 Foggy at Eastern Point Light.
 Gull in flight.
 Gull checking me out!
 Crisp day at the beach.
 High tide.
 Crazy sky!
 The sun has set over Gloucester.
 Gull atop the Fishermen's Memorial.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Struggling Sun and New Asphalt!

Most mornings around here have been foggy this past week. Also it was time for a new walkway and drive way. My house was built in 1958 and it was finally time to replace those. After I got a new Ford F-150 in 2017 it was apparent the driveway was not wide enough for that and my wife's Jeep. My passenger side tires were sitting on the grass and slowly sinking. Back in December we got a new fence and purposely moved the original fence line about two feet to allow plenty of parking room.

Breaking clouds over the harbor.
 Greasy Pole
 A closer look.
 Pavilion Beach
 Heading out.
 Dozer on Good Harbor Beach.
 The sun struggles to break through.
 Low tide.
 Fog rolls in.
 Thacher Island in the distance.
 Old driveway.
 Old walkway.
 Another look before it's gone.
 Demo work.
 The base is done.
 New walkway.

 New driveway.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Looking For Solitude!

The Summer is certainly a busy time on Cape Ann with the influx of tourist. Working the overnight shift affords me the opportunity to enjoy the solitude of daybreak and the dead of night!

Harbor Cove at daybreak.
 The Good Harbor Beach footbridge.
 Brace Cove as the fog rolls in.
Fog rolling in.
 High tide at the creek.
 The green tanks of Neptune's Harvest.
 Only in Gloucester can you find granite rest rooms!
 West End
 Sylvina W. Beal
 I moved over about 10' for this shot.
 Stage Fort Park Gentile Bandstand.
 Cripple Cove
 The setting moon.
 Fishermen's Memorial

Monday, August 05, 2019

Low Tide to High Tide!

During the week we were hit with a nasty T-storm which did damage in Annisquam. And we all heard the sad news out of Texas and Ohio Saturday. On Sunday an environmental group conducted a mock funeral for Mother Earth complete with black coffins at Good Harbor Beach. A poor choice of time and place, all in view of children and families enjoying a day at the beach.

Shocking Good Harbor Beach!
 A couple sit under "The Tree" at low tide.
 High tide.
 Low tide at the Creek.
 High tide!
 Low tide sand bridge to Salt Island.
 High tide mass of humanity!
 Low tide.
 The north tower of "Twin Lights".
Abandoned Air Jordan's!
 High tide at Pavilion Beach.
 Schooner Thomas E. Lannon passes "The Fort" playground.
 I asked this gentleman what's the coffin for, he scowled at me and turned away!
 Daybreak over Gloucester.

"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!