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

Jay Albert 2014 all rights reserved

Click on any post image to enlarge.

My Views of Gloucester !

Purchase Images !

Purchase Images !
If you would like to purchase a print that's not in the store's gallery,please e-mail me at jayjen1@comcast.net Please include a discription of the image and date posted.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sea and Sky!

This is a mix of  days and weather conditions. Some of the subjects are the same but in a matter of days and even minutes the texture is totally different.

Heading out
 The gulls get out of the way!
 Explosive breaker at Brace Cove!
 Can you see the fool that's too close?
 Grey day at Good Harbor Beach.
 High tide
 Get the ball!
 Painting in progress.
 Orange & yellow!
 Orange canopy
 Gloucester skyline
 About 5 minutes later!
 A day earlier.
 Fishermen's Wife's Statue
 Fishermen's Memorial using a flash.
 Without the flash.
 Fitz Henry Lane sketches by the light of the moon!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Summer Goes Out With a BANG!

Gloucester's end to the Summer season is usually marked by the Labor Day weekend with the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival. But the following weekend brought oppressive humidity that was ended by a series of strong thunderstorms. Here I included more fireworks along with the Schooner Parade of Sail. 
Late Saturday afternoon I grabbed my camera and headed up the hill behind my house in an attempt to capture the approaching storm. It didn't take long before the sky turned into a nasty posture. Distant rumbles of thunder crept closer and louder soon followed by flashes of lightning.. I was getting frustrated missing bolts of lightning and hung in there almost too long! Atop a hill in a thunderstorm is no place to be. After a bright flash entered my viewfinder I knew it was time to leave. The wind picked up as I headed down the hill with trees leaning over with the sound of breaking tree limbs! I made to my front door just as the sky opened the valve!

 Crowds around the Fishermen's Memorial.
 "Ardelle" "Adventure" and "American Eagle" at the dock.
 Training aboard the USCG Barque "Eagle".
 Wind power!
A line of schooners heads out.
 Hauling away aboard the "Liberty Clipper".
 "Adventure" catches the breeze.
 "American Eagle"
 Crowded deck aboard the "Roseway".
 A gull flies by.
 Off the bow.
 "Roseway" and "American Eagle" converge.
 Side by side.
 Group heads out.
 A flash of lightning breaks through the menacing clouds!
 A bolt over the city!
 Battle of the bolts over Good Harbor Beach!

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

"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!