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, July 25, 2022

Hottest Week of the Year!

 Boston broke a record on Sunday with a high of 100 f degrees but here on Cape Ann it topped off at 86 f degrees. It was the sea breeze factor kicking in. The brook behind my house is feeling the effects of the latest drought. I've been here since 1960 and never in my life have seen the brook stop flowing! It's down to a trickle. I use the brook as my emergency water source for my koi pond since the city tap water will kill the koi. Luckily I have a full rain barrel that when it does rain the overflow goes directly into the pond.

  In the meantime I captured commercial fishing for pogies inside the outer harbor and different views of Good Harbor Beach.

                                            Down to a trickle!

                                           The rocks are usually covered in water!
Early morning harbor activity.
Lobster boat Lady B. hauling traps.
Pogey fishing.

City tractor cleaning Pavilion Beach.
Hot roof work.
Good Harbor Beach in the morning.
Creek closed to swimming due to high bacteria count.
Saturday late afternoon.
Reflecting at the Creek.
Sunday afternoon about 5 pm.
Walking the Creek.
Climbing the jetty.
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon.

Monday, July 18, 2022


The other day I was at home late afternoon and it was raining. I noticed the sky was clearing to the west and decided to drive over to Good Harbor Beach and see if I could find the "pot of gold".

Earlier that day in the morning.

Morning stillness.
Rainbow through the trees.
Someone on the beach taking a pic of the rainbow!
Volleyball flies through the rainbow!

Rainbow fading away.
A surfer watches the rainbow over Thacher Island.
Similar rainbow under massive cloud in 2010.
Super bright rainbow in 2015.
On my way home, sunset over Chapel Street.


Monday, July 11, 2022

Left Over Fireworks!

 I took 140 shots of last weeks fireworks and editing fireworks is no easy thing. Trying to pick them out using the thumb images is hit or miss due to the small size. What looks like a blank image can be a gem.  

Saturday morning the yacht Big Blue and Coastal Cruise ship American Constitution and a Boston Whaler.

Monday, July 04, 2022

Natural and Man Made Fireworks!

 Here in Gloucester the 4th of July is celebrated on July 3rd with a parade and a concert with fireworks on Stacy Boulevard. However a few days before Mother Nature provided the fireworks!

Lightning over Gloucester Harbor. Shot through heavy rain.

Joan of Arc statue at dusk.
Stacy Boulevard
Boats waiting for the fireworks.

Overflowing trash!
Happy 4th of July!

"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!