Don’t know why they used 2 ropes, but it sure made for an interesting shot. Cool shadows.

Shot at Pillar Point Harbor, just north of Half Moon Bay, California. If you want to see real, working fishing boats, this is a good place to go. Plus, you can buy the fresh catch right off the boat. This day, dungeness crab was the catch.


bob wall, btwgf, crabs, fishing, fishing boats, harbor, pillar point

I’ll shoot anything that catches my eye, but I love it when somebody says “I never looked at it that way before” or even just a little “ooooh”. If I can make you stop and say “hmm”, that’s the best. I normally use minimal processing; a little bump in color and/or contrast, maybe a little cropping. But sometimes I just can’t resist the urge to play with an image.

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  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Robertsover 4 years ago

    I like it… as usual :P
    Nice black and white :D

  • Thanks Matt. The color version was pretty cool too, but I like this one better.

    – Bob Wall

  • ronda chatelle
    ronda chatelleover 4 years ago

    4/20/10 CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Cool beans. Thanks for the feature Ronda.

    – Bob Wall

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethover 4 years ago

    great. looks snakelike.

  • Thanks Teeth. As big as that rope was, if it had been a snake, i would not have been anywhere near as close as I was.

    – Bob Wall

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    image is black but reslut is pure gold

  • Thanks Bobby. I just saw this.

    – Bob Wall

  • Rosej
    Rosejabout 4 years ago

    Great abstract – looks like a piece of cool collage work…

  • Thanks Rose.

    – Bob Wall

  • irisopiate
    irisopiateabout 4 years ago

    So Far this is My Favorite of your PIllar Point Pics
    This Makes Me think of Having Dungeness Straight Off the Boats Down There.
    Yumm…..Strangely it wasn’t the crab traps that made me think of it…..

  • Thaks Iris. I just saw this message. I’m not much for crab, but wife and daughter love it so I get some once in a while. I love to go out there in salmon season and buy a couple of nice filets right off the boat. Mmm, grilled salmon, salmon sashimi…

    – Bob Wall

  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jover 3 years ago

    Great textures. Well done

  • Thanks Lissie

    – Bob Wall

  • james smith
    james smithover 3 years ago

  • Woohoo! Thanks for the feature James.

    – Bob Wall

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 3 years ago

    congrats Bob, i feel like i can reach out and touh this!

  • Thank you Linda

    – Bob Wall

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely sinuous curves

  • Thanks Kala.

    – Bob Wall

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