"Illiamna Moondance"

                                             Homer, Alaska
                                              April 15, 2006

    A bright yellow orb our Moon, hangs low in the western sky and its light sparkles off the snow accumulated after a long winter. It is joined by the aurora in a playful dance that fills the sky. 11,000 foot Illiamna Volcano is seen on the distant horizon and golden moonlight is reflected off the waters of Cook Inlet in this view from the Southern Kenai Peninsula.
    With a little imagination, one can almost picture an image of a dragon about to swallow the golden pearl of our Moon.
    I had loaded my van earlier in the evening thinking that I might go on a little adventure chasing the polar lights but I had forund myself parked all night not 100 yards from the end of our driveway. located about 5 miles NW of Homer, as I realized that the view doesn't get much better than this.
    I used a 6x7 cm home-built medium format camera equipped with a 38mm wide-angle lens and Kodak E100G film to secure an image of the drama laid out before me.

   This image is availible in the following sizes: 5x7, 6x9, 8x12, 11x15 and12x18.

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