"Chief Mountain Moonrise."
A full moon clears the horizon and rises silently past Chief Mountain, on the east side of Glacier National Park, Montana.
Behind the lens.
Many years ago, I photographed the full moon rising behind Chief Mountain. The image didn't justify the reallife event, so I mulled it over. And over. Almost twenty years later, I finally created this image of the same celestial event. For me, this photograph begins to hint at the mysterious way that we respond to certain locations, like Chief Mountain. Finally, after all these years, this image begins to do justice to the mountain that is a sacred site to the Blackfeet Indians.