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, October 20, 2014

Late Afternoon Until Dusk!

Sometimes I get the urge to shoot late afternoon into dusk which I did the last few days. With the days getting shorter and cooler this is the time of year I was deep into football for 20 years. That's how long I coached high school football and never really had the chance to admire the Fall colors.

Frenchman's Pier

 Dock stretches out to Little River.
 Along the tracks.
 Essex Avenue train bridge.
 Fishermen's Memorial
 Geese heading south for the winter.
 A closer look.
 Using a flash.
 Almost too much flash!
 Gentile Bandsatand
 Looking out over the harbor from Stage Fort Park.
A little closer.
Park benches
 City Hall
 Gloucester skyline
 Sighting down the barrel.
 Future home of the Beauport Hotel.
 Gull on a piling.
 The sun has set over Gloucester Harbor.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Blood Moon & Early Fall Colors!

Many images I post happen by chance, that's what happened this past week when I stumbled on the "Blood Moon". Seeing a pretty good sunset brewing I headed to the Boulevard to see if I could capture the sunset behind the Fishermen's Memorial. Stuck in slow traffic I could see I might get there too late. Sure enough the best of the sunset had passed but I did get a couple of descent shots. On my way home I hoped there might be enough light at Good Harbor Beach to capture the pink/orange clouds. As soon as the beach came into view I knew I was too late, darkness was taking over. As I drove past the footbridge there it was, the "Blood Moon" rising behind Salt Island. I never had a clue but there it was.

"Blood Moon" rising!
 Beach goers catch the show.
 I didn't notice people on Salt Island until I downloaded this!
 Here it is in the true light.
 I had to adjust the contrast to bring out the surroundings.
 Rising a little higher.
 "The House" at Good Harbor Beach.
 High tide at Little River.
 The colors are starting to show at Buswell Pond.
Late afternoon light.
 Off Cape Ann from my office in Middleton.
 Fishermen's Memorial
 The sun has set.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Fog to Blue Sky!

Finally we had rain, much needed rain. Too early for Fall colors but if you look close enough you can see the change coming.

Fog descends on Good Harbor Beach.
 A foggy gathering!
 From the creek.
 Looking for the sun!
 Breaking clouds.
 Down on the Boulevard.
 Little River
 Marsh grass turning to Fall colors.
 Low tide
 The "UU Church"
 A little bit closer.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Mix of Past and Present!

No real theme going on here. During the week I looked at past files to see what interests me and while finding new ways to edit I thought another look was in order. I did take some shots here and there and a few from the woods in back of the house

We need rain! This is the first time in my memory I've seen the brook dry!
Vines are taking over a few trees!
 Tarzan would love this one!
 A foggy day from 9/23/11.
 A winter day 1/3/14.
 This is Good Harbor Beach 11/20/09.
 Thacher Island
 Massive thunderhead 11/20/09
 Clouds swirl over the footbridge 11/20/09.
 Dark clouds descend 11/20/09
 Scary Sky!
 10/15/11 and someone in the water!
 An artist at work 9/28/14 at Good Harbor Beach.
 Late afternoon 9/28/14 and 75 degrees!
 A surfer walks by.
 Niles Beach 9/28/14
 Sunset from Niles Beach.

"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 !

"A Gloucester Christmas ! "

Allie Hates Soccer!