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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My Views of Gloucester !

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Monday, March 23, 2015

From Essex to Gloucester!

I took a ride through Essex the other day and stopped at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum grounds. Always an interesting visit this time of year with all the ice in the Essex River. Then a quick stop to Little River in Gloucester, down Stacy Boulevard over to Good Harbor Beach to check the mountains of snow. Also a few shots around Gloucester's Rogers Street area.

A look over to Burham's Boat Yard.
 Upturned old skiff buried in snow.
 Santa's Workshop!
 Hole in a hull!
 Old Dodge Power Wagon.
 Frozen Essex River.
 Schooner "Ardelle" bow.
 Sitting on ice cakes!
 "Ardelle's" winter home.
 From the deck of the de-masted schooner "Maine".
 "Main" at the end of the Essex River.
 The Great Marsh!
 "The House" on the marsh.
Little River
Big pile of snow on I4-C2, an undeveloped parcel on Gloucester's waterfront.
 Cape Pond Ice
Paint Factory

City Hall
 Dirty mountains of snow at Good Harbor Beach.
 Looking at each other!
 "Look over there"!
 A Gloucester sunset.
 Down goes the sun.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Snowiest Winter On Record!

We were buried by snow for five weeks straight then a period of melting when temps almost reached the 60's. But on Sunday a few inches of the miserable white stuff fell putting us over the top of the snowiest winters on record! Gloucester averages 51.8" of snowfall per year, This year 123.8" !

Cripple Cove

 Harbor ice breaks up.
 A foggy night on Rocky Neck.
 My yard a few days ago.
 This morning!
 "The House" at Good Harbor Beach.
 Parking attendant booth at Good Harbor Beach.
 The water has no place to go!
 Flooded parking lot.
 The Good Harbor Beach Mountain Range!
 Mount Good Harbor Beach!
 From the marsh.
 Dog Bar Breakwater
 Eastern Point Lighthouse
 From the breakwater.
 A couple on the breakwater.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Melting Is Happening!

After 5 straight weeks of snow,snow and more snow the melt is on!  This week's forecast temps is in the 40's to 50 and and snow snow on the horizon.
Along with new photos I decided to warm things up with a look back to last Summer.

 My front yard and shrinking mountains of snow!
 From "Portugee Hill".
 Boats and ice!
 A slide waiting for Summer fun!
 Smith Cove
 North Shore Art Association building, I love texture.
 Gloucester's own Schooner "Adventure".
 "Roseway" heads out.
 "Osprey" with the USCG Barque "Eagle" trailing.
 "Eagle" gets a Gloucester welcome!
 An Eagle at night.
 Foggy Boulevard.
 Down burst off Good Harbor Beach.
 Good Harbor Beach
 Down burst off Salt Island.
 Rainbow appears.
 Very bright rainbow!
 The setting sun.
 Gloucester City Hall.

"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!