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 25, 2022

From a Gull to Boats!

 I'm greeted most mornings by a pair of gulls, Gertrude and Heathcliff. Gertrude had been the shy one while Heathcliff bold and usually gets close. But lately things have flip flopped, Gert is the one who will get close, sometimes too close. The other day while I was trying to take a picture of a sunrise she got in front of the lens!

Here comes Gertrude!

Sunrise over Harbor Cove.
A boat heads out.
City skyline at daybreak.
Three boats head out.
Overcast morning at Good Harbor Beach.
Low tide.
The shimmering steeple of St. Ann's Church.
USCG Cutter Key Largo moored in Gloucester Harbor with Boston 26 miles away as the gull flies.
The blustery breeze changes direction and the cutter swings in about 10 seconds!


Monday, April 18, 2022

Easter Week!

 Spring is trying to establish itself here but even on Easter Sunday snow flurries fell for about ten minutes. And offshore what looked like a waterspout!

The neighborhood Easter Parade.

Daybreak at Good Harbor Beach.
A lone beach walker.
Another morning.
Thacher Island "Twin Lights".
A lone surfer heads into the mist and waves.
Easter Sunday sight. At first I thought I saw the statue of Liberty walking my way!
Getting a close up view.
A gull and a fishing boat heading into stormy weather.
Fishermen's Memorial looking out to the storm.
Looks like the waterspout is taking shape.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Gulls, Hail and Boats Oh My!

 Since I work the overnight shift I sleep during the day. Saturday I over slept and awoke to a roar hitting my house. I jumped out of my bed and raised the shade and saw what looked like quarter size rain drops slamming the house. By the time I got dressed and went outside it turned to hail, a rare event here.

Hail in the yard.

Hail on my truck.

Gloucester skyline.
Rocky Neck Marine Railways
The UU Church
City Hall
Boats head out.
Boats head in.
Harbor Cove, boats at rest.
Gertrude and Heathcliff
A gull ballet!
A rooster crows at daybreak but a gull squawks!

Sunday, April 03, 2022

April Starts With Fog and Some Last Week Leftovers!

 Fog always brings out unique photo subjects and so does the morning light.

The Greasy Pole in the fog.

The Paint Factory above the fog.
Fishermen's Memorial

Stacy Boulevard disappears into the fog.

Barbara May
Go For Broke
Pirates Lane
Smith Cove
The House overlooking Good Harbor Beach.
Thacher Island
NOAA research vessel Henry B. Bigelow fishing off Good Harbor Beach.
Photographers and the Bigelow offshore. I've never seen commercial fishing boats fishing this close to shore!
Boston 26 miles from Niles Beach as the gull flies.


"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!