Today I reveal all!
Sailors’ Retreat (immediately below) and below that the original photo.
For all the world we see lights in homes but we have only white rocks very close to the water line. Darkening leaves visible only the brightest parts of the rocks which then appear as specks of light. The title, “Sailors’ Retreat” may have reinforced the view that we saw lights from homes.
The lights set the scale. We appear distant from the shore because we have decided the specks show houses but actually we are very close to the uninhabited shore.
I didn’t think that this manipulation was working until I saw the lights and then ….
Thus is a picture transformed and our eyes deceived.