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, March 30, 2020

Goodbye March!

With this Coronavirus around things here have slowed down. I'm lucky enough to still be working but on the overnight shift makes me feel like the last man on earth. Warmer weather is ahead and so is better times. I look at it as an adventure with new rules and hopefully a better outcome. 102 years ago we faced the Spanish Flu, we will overcome this one!

Lonely Greasy Pole.
 Pavilion Beach and Stacy Boulevard.
 City Hall
 The call of the wild!
 One leg up!
 Our Lady of Good Voyage Church
 City Hall and two of the wind turbines.
 Annisquam Light
 Rainbow 3 years ago this week.
 Bass Rocks breaker!
 Fishermen's Memorial
 Hanging out on a rock.
 Daybreak at Good Harbor Beach.
Lonely Beach

Monday, March 16, 2020

Dawn and Dusk!

This Caronavirus kinda reminds me of the Blizzard of 1969 where Cape Ann was hammered with a 41" snowstorm and power was out for over two weeks. No school and supermarkets running out of everything, not because of hoarding but no deliveries could get in. If we can survive that we can survive this.

In the meantime I'll keep the shutter clicking. In this installment sunrises and sunsets and a "year ago" thrown in.
St Ann's Church in the morning light.
 Prospect Street.
 Boston only 26 miles away as the gull flies.
 Morning full moon over the Boulevard.
 Good Harbor Beach

Sunrise off Bass Rocks.
 A year ago this week!
 Calm harbor.
 City skyline from the Rocky Neck Marine Railways.
 Fishermen's Memorial at dusk.

Monday, March 09, 2020

Rough Seas!

A few days of high winds turns the sea boiling. All these photos I took late afternoon on Saturday as the winds died down but the seas were still active. Keep in mind when photographing from the shoreline keep a safe distance. Too many get too close and even if your not swept away you can be hurt from flying rocks the sea kicks up! Many of these photos were taken with my 300mm zoom lens and all were taken from the road. Stay safe far away!

Boats soon to be in the water!
 Bounty Hunter
 Dive boat.
 New RR bridge under construction.
 F/V Linda on the ways.
 F/V Linda bow.
 City Hall in the distance.
 Rough seas off Good Harbor Beach.

 Thacher Island
 Rolling thunder!
 Wind swept waves off Bass Rocks.
 Crashing ashore.
 White foam and spray.
 Brace Rock

Monday, March 02, 2020

Sun & Fog!

February 2020 is done with, little snow and overall warm temps, a far cry from years past.

Morning beach stroll.
 Breaking clouds at sunrise.
 Busy beach for this time of year.
 Fog moves in as two dogs exchange greetings.
 Thacher Island "Twin Lights".
 Fishermen's Memorial in the fog.

 Foggy Boulevard.
 Foggy Pavilion Beach.
 Fog moves in to Stage Fort Park, Hammond Estate tower in the distance.
Hammond Estate in morning sunshine.
 A tanker passes behind Thacher Island.
 Boston from Gloucester 26 miles away as the gull flies.
 A year ago this week!

"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!