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 30, 2021

August Winds Down!

 This week I didn't get many photos as my computer was on its way out. It took me over 4 hours to boot it up! Then it was glitch after glitch so I ordered a new one. But I was lucky enough to save my photo files onto thumb drives . I did manage to capture  a few images this week but I decided to add some shots of the Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival of years past. The Festival is on for next weekend!


Fishermen's Memorial and a boat!
153' yacht Focus tied up at the Paint Factory.
Harbor Cove and the Beauport Hotel.
Crane and barge installing floats for the schooners.
Orange morning sky envelopes Good Harbor Beach.
The footbridge.
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon.
Three schooners abreast.
Schooners tied up in Harbor Cove.
A parade of sail.
American Eagle and Lynx.
Columbia again.
Lattie Howard follows Columbia.
Schooner Adventure

Monday, August 23, 2021

Great Weather and a Fizzled Out Hurricane Henri !

 A great week of weather ended with a fizzled out Hurricane. We also had a surprise when the Bass Rocks Golf Club held their 125 year Anniversary. Not far away my house started to shake as fireworks began going off. Most in town had no clue what was going on. None the less it was a great show but I wished I knew about it, I would have set up my camera for it. On Friday the weather gurus were warning of impeding doom for our area so I prepped my boat for the worse. Luckily for Cape Ann Hurricane Henri turned out to be a dud.

Dawn at Good Harbor Beach.


Kid heads off surfing.

A closer look.
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon sails past the Paint Factory.
Hitch hiking gulls on the schooner Ardelle!
Ardelle sails away.
Four ducks in Smith Cove.
Racing in!
A "Clorox Bottle boat" breaking the No Wake zone.
Prepping my boat for weather.

Lone gull stands watch.
Work skiff.
Surprise fireworks.
Looks like a walrus!
Saturday morning at Stage Fort Park and tents for a waterfront festival.
More tents.
Three dories in Harbor Cove.
Lanes Cove during Henri.
Rockport's Motif #1.
Rockport Harbor Master boat.
Rockport town float.
Windy and Mary B.
Thacher Island landing craft.
Desolate Stacy Boulevard.
Fishermen's Memorial in a breeze.
Fog rolls in to Smith Cove.
My boat (center) battling the 2 mph tropical breeze!

Monday, August 16, 2021

Perfect Day On the Water!

 Weather wise it was the perfect day on the water, however the weekends always seems to attract the boating clueless. There were a few instances on this trip but I managed to keep my cool and refrained from taking their photo.

Daybreak at Harbor Cove.

A closer look.
"Old Glory" flying proud.
Pedal power!
Pedal powered paddle wheel.
F/V Lucy looking different!
F/V Lucy being dismantled.
Finz to the Left.
Gull flies over Zeke.
The Greasy Pole!
Beauport Hotel
Party boat Lady Sea waiting for the bridge to go up.
Dog Bar Breakwater
A couple walks along the Breakwater.
Moving fast!
Schooner Ardelle heads out.

Schooner Adventure.
Resolute heads in.
A boat like mine!

Speedwell 100 years old!
My boat back in the slip.

"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!