Family Spirit Houses

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Family Spirit Houses

Michelle Alton Student 11/7/2012 10:45:29 AM

How INTERESTING! Beautifully composed across the diagonal in an unusual way, and I love that we can see a collection of more distant Spirit Houses in the bg. #1497012

Songbird Cline 11/7/2012 12:04:39 PM

Thank you so very much for the compliment, I really appreciate it today. #10408536

JudyAnn Rector 11/7/2012 4:11:14 PM

Excellent image and comp, Songbird... SO interesting as well! -- Do I sense you are a bit down? Thinking about you... #10408804

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Description

Russian Orthodox missionaries arrived in the 1840s. The melding of Orthodox Christianity and native practices resulted in the brightly-colored spirit houses which can be seen at the Eklutna Cemetery, in use since 1650 and now a historical park. The cemetery is probably the most photographed graveyard in Alaska, overshadowing other features of the village.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40X

Uploaded on 11/7/2012 9:03:43 AM

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