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 31, 2020

Summer is Winding Down!

 Sunrises and sunsets are one of my favorite times to shoot. This post I have a mix for the week, mostly sunsets.

USCG Buoy Tender Abbie Burgess at daybreak.

After hauling anchor.
Volleyball at Good Harbor Beach on a dreary day.
Someone getting married?
East Gloucester dock scene.
Just clouds.
Sunset over Gloucester.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Crazy Skies!

 After weeks of little or no rain the weather pattern seems to have shifted. Several powerful T-storms have hit the area.

Shelf cloud.

About 30 seconds later.
North end of the shelf cloud.
The city under the shelf cloud.
Getting dark.
St Ann's Church
The UU Church
Our lady of Good Voyage Church.
A few days later.
Boat traffic.
The new Cameron's housing goes up.
A smiling face in the cloud!

Monday, August 17, 2020

From Hot & Humid to Cool & Damp!

 Up and down week as the weather goes and on Sunday we finally get some soaking rain. We needed it!

A jalopy at the beach!
Good harbor Beach late afternoon.
The creek.
The House.
Lone gull on the railing.
Gull between the twins!
Sun rising.
Tranquil waters off Niles Beach.
The derrick at Beacon Marine.
Friday night fire on Prospect Street.


St. Ann's on a gray Saturday morning.

Mr Froggy knee deep on a lily pad in my pond.
A yacht, Greasy Pole and a lobster boat.
Yacht Revive.

Monday, August 10, 2020

I've Been Working on the Railroad!

 Well I was....Back when I bought my house in 1995 I had space in the basement to build a HO scale layout. So with a few crate panels I salvaged from work I built a 15' x 12' layout without knowing what I was doing! A fellow co-worker got me hooked. I noticed he had a copy of Model Railroader on his desk and told him I still had the original HO train I had as a kid somewhere in the attic. He began to give me extra track, locomotives and cars and I had to get going. My basement turned out to me my "dog house" and during those times I worked on the railroad! In 2004 we added a 2nd floor to the house and all railroad activity ceased. During the construction new plumbing and electrical work almost destroyed the layout.

      Where most model railroaders just put up telephone poles and leave it at that, but I strung'm up using thread! I used weeds found around the neighborhood as trees and spray painted them. I built lobster boats by carving them with a grinder out of rigid insulation then used paper plates to build the superstructure. The windows were from packaging material from those plastic packages that are always hard to open! White mini Christmas lights for the buildings interior and flat wooden coffee stirrers to build a bridge and a dock! And a bunch of other repurposed stuff. 

       So now I have to clear a path to the layout, carefully dust it, remove the cob webs and figure out the best way to clean the tracks.

Dust covers the steam locomotive.

Caboose alley.
MBTA F-40 pulling a B&M RDC , the old Buddliners!
Weeds for trees!
There's a lot of work to do.

Gortons boxcar.
Another shot of the F-40.
I built this from scavenged parts to create this Cape Ann Railroad locomotive.
B&M Steam power!
Boston & Maine F-7
Daybreak over the city.
Sunrise over Harbor Cove.
Same place another day.
Look close and you'll see a listing fishing boat unloading at Ocean Crest.
Lobster boat heads to the inner harbor.

"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!