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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"A Gloucester Christmas ! "

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa Over Gloucester 2014!



It wasn't easy but luckily I spied Santa during a break in the rain. I then made my way around the harbor looking for a good vantage point. At first he was too high, above the overcast sky then he broke through the clouds as he zig zagged looking for homes where the kids were asleep.

Santa over Fishermen's Wharf!
 Santa heading towards the inner harbor.
 Santa checked out the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree!

 Santa as he headed in!
 Temple Achavat Achim's Lobster Trap Menorha!

Monday, December 22, 2014

That Time of Year!

This year it's going to be a challenge to capture Santa flying over Cape Ann because I have to work. Last years Santa's run was early and I hope it is this year. If so I might have time to take pictures and post them here Christmas Eve. Since I work the midnight shift that gives me a small window to get it done. The key is for kids to get to bed early because Santa won't land until the kids are asleep.
In the meantime here are a few from Christmas past.


Angel
 The Gloucester Fisherman!
 Kent Circle
 The Kent Circle Christmas tree.
 2006 Lobster Trap Christmas tree, A Gloucester tradition.
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 2009
 2010
 2011
 2012
 2013
 Santa flying over a Gloucester wind turbine!
 Santa flying over Rockport!
 Santa over Gloucester Harbor!
 Harbor Cove

Monday, December 15, 2014

Timing and Finding the Right Spot!

In photography some things you never plan on, at least that's how I end up taking pictures. Being at the right place at the right time all depends on may factors, even what's on my mind at the time. Sometimes I would miss a shot that would be interesting only because my focus was on another concern. Another factor I consider is after I download the memory card into my computer. What can I do to make the image as close as I see it with the naked eye. It is rare that the camera settings match up perfectly to what and how I wish to capture a subject. In August of 2009 I was driving through downtown and looked up at the City Hall Tower. The contrast between the tower and the sky was just right so I stopped on Dale Avenue and took several shots. Then I thought why not go inside and see if I could climb the tower! Mayor Carolyn Kirk was in her office and kindly gave me permission to do so. Climbing the rickety ladders was an adventure, it was interesting but my excitement of taking pictures from the very top was almost crushed! The windows looked like they were never cleaned from when City Hall was built in 1870!  Over the past few years I learned new post editing techniques to save an image. The dirty windows created smudges and off lighting conditions that are difficult to correct but felt I needed another go at it, and this is the result.

I also added some Good Harbor Beach images that I suspect how God creates a painting!





City Hall tower

 Inside the clock!
 Central Fire Headquarters in the foreground.
 Our Lady of Good Voyage Church to the left.
 Shaw's and Maplewood Avenue.
 St. Ann's
 Looking towards Thacher Island.
Thacher Island
 Good Harbor Beach parking lot and Milk Island.
 Inner harbor
 Looking over to Rocky Neck.
 Stage Fort Park in the distance.
 The Fort!
 Ten Pound Island
 Massive cloud reaches down!
 Satin clouds!
 Hint of a rainbow!
 God's creation!


Monday, December 08, 2014

The Face of Winter!

Winter is settling in around here and in this post I again mixed a few old images with now ones.

A rare winter rainbow.....Actually it's an "icebow" made of ice crystals over Good Harbor Beach 1/4/10.
 Fishermen's Memorial
 The fisherman's winter coat!
 Another view
 Stacy Boulevard
 "Old Man Winter"!
 Eastern Point Light
 The Dog Bar Breakwater working hard!
 High tide and heavy seas!
 Gulls fly through the snow.
 Breaking over!
 Huge swell breaks.
 Rough seas!
 Snow is falling at the Railways.
 Empty cradle.
 "Captain Dominic"....Open exposure, no flash.
 Using the flash highlights the snow flakes.
 Morning has broken and the snow washed away!
 A closer look.

"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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