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Sustenance (September 19-23, 2007)

John Leith

Four of Me Making Dinner

Brooks Leffler

Fisherman's Wharf Means Food!

Monterey, California, USA

5:52 pm local time

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Caption

The original wharf in old Monterey was constructed in 1870 by the Pacific Coast Steamship Company, for both passenger and freight service, with ships arriving four times per week. The City Council assumed ownership of the pier in 1913, in order to keep it in better condition, and it became known as "Fisherman's Wharf" due to the need to provide services to the burgeoning sardine industry.

Part of the original wharf collapsed in 1925, and it was rebuilt and extended the following year, primarily to service the fishing fleet. By the end of World War II, a second commercial wharf had been built, but the sardines were pretty much gone, and Fisherman's Wharf was converted to tourist-related enterprise. Today these businesses include restaurants, gift and candy shops, a theater, snack bars, boat rental businesses, and fish markets — nearly all of them focused on food from the sea.

This panorama was taken on a Sunday evening after the main tourist season, and the crowd was smaller than usual due to competition for tourist attention from the 50th Monterey Jazz Festival, across town.
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Location

USA-Canada / USA-California

Lat: 36° 36' 16.2" N
Long: 121° 53' 33.36" W

Elevation: 25 ft

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Equipment

Nikon D40x; Sigma 8mm f4; Impact 10 ft light stand with homemade panorama head; triggered by gentLED infrared trigger. Four RAW images were processed in Photoshop CS3 using HDR for Dummies, stitched in PTGui, and made round by CubicConverter.

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