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The Herring are Running!

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 20 January 2011 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Continuing a nautical theme.....I was in the City today with a friend. We went to see a wonderful photo exhibit at Pier 24 on the Embarcadero. Look at the bonus we got! The herring are making their annual run in the San Francisco Bay, where they come every January to lay their eggs. Fishermen put these herring boats on big 18 wheelers and truck them down here from Washington and Oregon so that they can set their gill nets and reel them in. The prize of the catch is their roe, which is sold to Japan. Apparently, the rest of the fish caught in our bay is considered "junk". Interesting. I love getting out with my camera on everyday jaunts. You never know what you will run across and then learn about.

NIKON D90 1/80 second F/18.0 ISO 320 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

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marci from in, Morocco

great composition!

20 Jan 2011 6:48am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Like the name of the boat, we gain inspiration from these "everyday" scens and trips...what a glorious day Barbara!!! I love this piece!

20 Jan 2011 5:17pm

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

wonderful composition. Love the leading lines of the bridge.

20 Jan 2011 6:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition. very nice light

20 Jan 2011 6:53pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition and wonderful DOF and sharpness!

21 Jan 2011 12:36am

David from Detroit, United States

This is the definition of "local color." Great shot.

21 Jan 2011 3:35am

1/80 second
ISO 320
78 mm (35mm equiv.)