While sailing in San Pedro harbor over this past weekend I was able to get some decent, up close photos of the Black Pearl. We were able to get out boat to within about 40' of the ship. I'm unable to post a URL (new account), but if you do a people search on Flickr for "kevin has a camera" you will find my page with the photos (look for the eye!). Be sure to click the "all sizes" button above each photo to access the large version. Enjoy.