Artwork ID # 2306-31626-9
Seeming like a quartz painting, this is an intimate sunrise detail from the low tide-line at Quoddy Head, the remote northernmost headland of the Maine seacoast.
Revealed by the retreating tide, these basalt formations with streaks of white quartz were photographed in the first light of the day.
When the sea is high they are entirely covered by the breaking surf. At that time , continual searches for food are carried out by rafts of eider ducks, scoters, and other sea birds.
This intimate place has never fully belonged to the mainland.
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