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, September 01, 2014

2014 Gloucester Schooner Festival!

Where to begin? I guess the best place to begin is with the arrival of this years guest the USCG Barque Eagle. On Friday afternoon the majestic training ship of the US Coast Guard entered Gloucester Harbor and was greeted by a local flotilla. The weather was great for the Saturday night fireworks (More of that later) and for the Sunday morning Parade of Sail there was a brisk SW wind that filled the sails. I'd have to say this year had the biggest crowds I've seen ever for this annual event.

USCG Barque "Eagle" Arrives.
 At night
 Dockside Sunday morning.
 Eagle figurehead
 Gloucester's own "Adventure" heads out
 Ex Gloucester fishing vessel "American Eagle" leads the "Adventure".
 Lobster boat "Trapper John" and "Adventure".
 Heaving line aboard "Liberty Clipper".
 "Liberty Clipper"
 Passing The Fort.
 Hauling up sail.
 "Adventure" Pennant
 Healing to starboard.
 "Bald Eagle"
 "Roseway" with "Thomas E. Lannon"
 Passing Stage Fort Park.
 Heading out of the harbor.
 "Thomas E. Lannon"
 "Tillicum I"
 Ripped sail!
 A mini pirate ship!
 All bunched up!
 Bow view

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Sky Makes The Difference!

Most of my subjects are scenics so the composition of the sky plays the most significant aspect. Time of day and weather conditions create an ever changing light source that can make the most boring subject interesting. Fortunately most everything on Cape Ann is never boring!

A non beach day!
 Lonesome gull!
 Layers of clouds over Good Harbor Beach.
 Walking the kayaks!
 On the footbridge.
 The end of a beach day.
 Low tide at "the Creek".
 Niles Beach
 Fog and sunrise produce a deep orange background.
 Lowering storm front!
 Wicked angry sky!
 Sunset from Eastern Point.
 The setting sun
 Pastel sky.
 The sun has set.
 Setting sun behind St. Ann's Church.

Monday, August 18, 2014

2014 Fishermen's Memorial Service

Since 1923 the Fishermen's Memorial statue has stood watch over Gloucester harbor looking out towards the sea in honor of 10,000 fishermen of Gloucester that were lost at sea. This is more than a statue, it's a gravestone for the families who's loved one rests beneath the waves forever. Every year a memorial service is held to honor those who never returned.

 Procession moves along Middle Street.
 Oars with names of fishing vessels lost.
 Gloucester Daily Times photographer Desi Smith records the traditional laying of the wreaths.
John Matteo Russo 5 and his brother Salvator 8 placing the wreath in honor of their father Matteo Russo and grandfather John Orlando who were lost in 2009 on the F/V Patriot.
 Four year old Wallace Grey III  escorted by his grandmother Carol Grey with a wreath to honor his father Wallace Grey III who was lost in the sinking of the F/V Foxy Lady II in 2012.
 A boost over the chains.
 Fishermen's Memorial
Fresh flowers.
 Tossing the flower to the sea.
 Strong flower toss.
 A youngster ready to cast her flowers to the sea.
 Wallace holds the blade of an oar in tribute to the F/V Foxy Lady II.
 Little sailor
 Touching a name on the memorial cenotaph.
 Three dories watch the proceedings.
 Always remembered.

"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!