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Pier 45 - Shed C

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 19 May 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

5:58 AM (Tuesday - 18 May 2010)

Beyond the tourists and the restaurants and the souvenir shops - Pier 45 at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is where the real commercial fish industry is found. Here are the cleaning and packing houses that load up the trucks for delivery to restaurants throughout the Bay Area and beyond. You can (faintly) see the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance.

I hadn't taken many photographs recently. I've been busy and the weather has been fairly flat for the past few weeks. Hazy, or cloudless, or rain.

But this day seemed inspired. It was raining as I crossed the Bay Bridge. I grabbed some coffee and found myself here in light rain. All of the pictures for the next several days were taken within a two hour period from this one.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good image, i like the reflection

19 May 2010 5:25am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

L'ambiance des ports est bien restituée, on peut presque entendre les bruits que l'on entend généralement dans ce genre d'endroit.

19 May 2010 5:48am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I think that we will enjoy the next photos :)
This one gives a different image of Fisherman's Wharf, the work zone. I can imagine the three mast ship behind the left boats and buildings. It has to be majestic with all the unfurled sails!

19 May 2010 5:59am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

hmm... looks like i can take some time to go there for a location portrait shoot. i always like it when there's less people around, great shot!

19 May 2010 6:45am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love seeing the 'real' pier life. Wonderful soft moody colors.!!!

19 May 2010 11:23am

JPS from Le Havre, France

Period of blues???

19 May 2010 3:12pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the mood here

19 May 2010 7:53pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Nice shot that bird sitting atop the pole......

19 May 2010 11:59pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, United States

Brings back fond memories, lovely capture Stephen. I was stationed on Treasure Island and visited Fisherman's Wharf many times and other places too. Great background with all the masts, the overcast sky and wet surface add nicely to the mood here.

20 May 2010 1:51am

Brigitte G. from Australia

cool pic !!
Love the turquoise post that stands out from the other polls.

20 May 2010 3:22am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

I would love to walk around here,fishing is a hard life lived by hard men (and Women) and they have my admiration.Shots like this are a great ribute !!

20 May 2010 4:09pm