Moonrise Under Oraibi

Second Mesa, Arizona

On a Windswept Hopi Mesa,

sits the Ancient village of Oraibi..

the oldest continuously inhabited

Spiritual community on the continent..

On the Horizon,

I watched Father Sun set.

silhouetting this ancient place,

I glanced in my car mirror and saw

the magnificent Mother Moon

rising behind me.

This was the photographic challenge

of that special evening.

no photoshop magic with this one...

This photograph is all on one negative.

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