Seek the Light

By: LeRoy Zimmerman


Region: Polar Regions

Site: Ninilchik-Alaska - USA


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From the photographer "There are many reasons that people go to church. And surely one of those reasons is 'to seek the light'. Sometimes through beliefs, and other times through a camera. There is a simple Russian Orthodox Church in the village of Ninilchik, in south central Alaska, along the coast of the Cook Inlet. A shot I had long envisioned getting, auroras over that historic church, was never easy to do as it was almost 500 miles from my home in Fairbanks. I do not find myself in that area too often. But the auroras had been active for the few nights previous, so as I was making a photo trip around the state at that time, it made sense to park myself at the church that night. So that become my reason to attend church that evening, as I too was there to seek the light. There are many ways to be aware that there are greater forces at work in this world than we can ever understand. Some may go inside the church to know, and some of us can know from being outside the church. I welcome the mystery of not knowing some of the secrets of this world, and this night was a reminder of just how humble one should be. LeRoy Zimmerman/

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