Elena and that look of bottomless depression

Sunset twilight, on first nights heading out to sea, is always the hardest for crewman Elena. Trying to smile, this shot -- taken with flash -- perfectly expresses Elena's hopeless resignation, and endless, gnawing, soul-eating depression. Still a displaced person, 10 years later -- when this shot was taken -- first nights, on the way into watery exile, never get easier for her.

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