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This is one of my favorite shots. Shot from the hip while riding along one of the MUNI trains in the city. I took it with my Nikon FM10 film camera and have no idea what I had it set to. The shot’s maybe five years old.

There’s a loneliness to commuting. Being stuck in a tiny tin breadbox with dozens of other people, but not really talking to or interacting with any of them. You just sit there, in your own little world, with nothing but time and your thoughts to keep you company. There’s something in her eyes that reflects that loneliness and melancholy that only commuters can really understand.

Either that or she’s wondering if she left the water running.

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