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i have heard the mermaids singing

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?

I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.


T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"


This is, so far, my favorite image from my trip to San Diego. This was taken at Sunset Cliffs Park on the final evening of my stay. Due to the wildfires, the air had been a bit smoky for the past two days and the sun this night set into a red bank of haze. Before that, however, it lit up the cliffs and sparkled off the rocks and made the sea take on an ethereal quality, which I think pinhole captured well here.


This exposure was only a few seconds long, though I spent much longer lingering at the edge of the cliffs and watching the light play off the waves.

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Taken on November 8, 2007