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. 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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My Views of Gloucester !

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Slowly Arrives!

It's not like turning on a switch and BANG Spring is here. No, it's taking a bit to see the trees and flowers bloom, but it's getting there. 

Stage Fort Park 
 Fishing vessel "Harmony" heads out.
 The old Birdseye plant.
 Majestic and colorful storm front passes Good Harbor Beach.
 Did I say colorful?
 Thacher Island and not really a rainbow but a rainbow stump!
 "Traveler" sits idle at the Jodrey Fish Pier.
 "Ugly Duck"
 "Angela Rose", "Bad Penny" and " Donna Marie"
 Sketch of a Humpback whale on the barge.
 Chopping ice!
 Fuel barge "Captain Dave".
 Reflection!
 "Mary Alice" in need of a cleaning and paint!
 A drop of lens cleaner produces a prism effect of the Fishermen's Memorial.
 Sunset over the city.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Fog and Dusk!

Here's a look at what I took this weekend. Early morning fog and dusk. During the sunsets I focused on the indirect light on several of these photos. 


Foggy morning
 Lobster pots stacked.
 Squashed!
USCG Cutter "Grand Isle"
 Sun behind the post.
 Empty floats
 North Shore Art Association
 Beacon Marine
 Good Harbor Beach
 The footbridge
 Post Office and City Hall
 Looking up the tower!
 Harbor Cove at dusk.
 The old Birdseye plant.
Greasy Pole in the calm harbor.




Monday, March 31, 2014

Old and New!


Finally I think we got past the snow but this week was rain and wind. Here I mix old and new photos from here and there.


"Teresa Marie II" enters the harbor in high wins as a crewman atop the pilot house attempts to secure the port outrigger.
"Michael & Kristen" heads out.
 "Gillian Anne" heading in.
 Climbing out of a trough!
 Plowing on.
 Buried!
Making headway!


 Boston in the distance.
 Off Magnolia.
 Gulls huddle on the Dog Bar Breakwater!
 Storm front approaches Gloucester.
 Good Harbor Beach.
 Massive storm front over Thacher Island.
 High tide at Beacon Marine Basin.
 Erosion along the Creek!
 A lone walker and Thacher Island.

Monday, March 24, 2014

March Is Sunset Month!

Ever since I picked up a digital camera I discovered March around here is a great month for sunsets. It must be the cold air and the weather patterns that produce this show of nature.

Dead pilings and a vibrant sky!
 Low tide exposes the pilings.
 Gulls pass by.
 Gulls standing watch.
 A Gloucester sunset.
 From the hill behind my house.
 More dead pilings and stored lobster pots.
 Aircraft washes up in the harbor!
 Eastern Point Yacht Club
 Moon over Eastern Point Light.
 Billowing clouds
 A tranquil setting.
 From the Breakwater.
 Sun slips behind City Hall.
 Fishermen's Memorial

"Glosta Logic"

It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
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It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
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"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
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A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
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It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
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It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!
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Angels in Disguise

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Unloading Haddock !

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25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Slideshow !

SailGloucester 2009 Slideshow !

"A Gloucester Christmas ! "

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