As I came around a switchback along the Pacific coast, I could see this woman on the beach below. When I reached the bottom of the switches I pulled over and took this photo out the car window.
She seemed to be listening more than praying, and I couldn’t tell if she was focused on the rock or the sea. The gull is a happy accident.
October 12, 2009. Seaside Beach, north of Fort Bragg, California.