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, May 18, 2015

A Place of Honor !

The Fishermen's Memorial Statue has looked out past Gloucester Harbor to the open sea since 1923 to honor the over 10,000 fishermen who never returned to this port. I've been honored by the city to provide photos of Gloucester fishing vessels for banners that flank the memorial.

Fishermen's Memorial at dusk.
 The Fishermen's Memorial Service 2014.
 The banners
 Stacy Boulevard
 The Beauport Hotel rises in the background.
 Another view.
 "Aaron & Melissa II"
 I took this with my first digital camera back in 2001!
 "Midnight Sun"
 "Princess Elena"
 City Hall at dusk.
 Sunset over the harbor.
 A few moments later.
 Zooming in.
 Panning back.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Good Harbor Beach a Week Apart!

Spring was slow to spring to life but on Sunday, Mothers Day we shot past Spring into summer! The temps made it to the low 90's and the beach crowds made use of it. I took a few shots of the beach last week and thought it would be cool to compare what it looked like a week later.

But first a ride down the Boulevard 5/4/15.
 From the creek 5/4/15.
 Under the tree 5/4/15.
 Same tree a week later!
 Cool day 5/4/15.
 On the footbridge a week later.
 Surfers with no surf 5/10/15.
 On and under the footbridge 5/10/15.
 Allie wants to drive 5/4/15!

Monday, May 04, 2015

Full Moon Rising!

I had a theme in mind for this post and set out to photograph those subjects when I realized the light was all wrong. By that time I refocused to try to get some sunset pics, but that failed because I was in the wrong place with no time to relocate. It was getting late and the available light was fading away. I was about to pull onto Rogers Street from Commercial Street when out of the corner of my eye I saw the full moon rising over the harbor.

 Snow at Fuller School!
 Visiting Fitz!
 Thacher Island
 A touch of pink at Good Harbor Beach.
 Maplewood Ave.
 Beauport Hotel taking shape.
 I took this 10 minutes earlier!
 Moon over lobster pots.
 A little cleaning might help!
 Full moon rising.
 Gull fly-by!
  Another fly-by.
 Dory and full moon.
 Through the rigging!
Full moon over East Gloucester.
                            Calm waters under the full moon.

Monday, April 27, 2015

An Unexpected Surprise!

A resident where I work stopped by the office and thought I'd like a few old time Gloucester photos. Boy was he right, of all the photos I've seen of Gloucester I yet yet to see these. They were taken by a friend of a deceased relative of his. All he knows was the first name of the Photographer "Salvi", he's going to try to find out his last name. These were not dated but others he had one was marked "1928". Judging by the vessels, no radar or radio antennas are visible which leads me to a time frame of the late 1920's to the early 1930's. This would put this era as the sail to motorized transitional period.

The photos  wouldn't fit on my scanner so I had to lay them on the floor and photograph them. That process allowed me to remove the yellowing aged look. I was glad I was able to get the detail as they were. 

You can see the spires of the Trinity Church, City Hall and St. Ann's.
 The Gloucester Coal & Lumber Company, now the site of the Building Center.
 Harbor Cove, note the artist at work left at the end of the wooden Seine boat ramp!
 More of Harbor Cove.
A left over from those times, Blackburn Tavern of today.
 Yes that's snow Friday morning @ 4:08 am!
A bit rough out!
 Bass Rocks
 Salt Island
 Good Harbor Beach....not much beach!
 The footbridge.
 At least the Creek is calm.
 Under the tree.
 "The House"
 Wind turbine over the marsh during flood tide.
 Sunset from the Paint Factory.
 Sun rays break through.
 A few minutes later City Hall under nature's spot light!

"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!