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Nokomis and the Guardian Angels

I Struggled with camera shake this evening to get this image. Seems the ground I was on was not sturdy enough and the slightest wind caused a slight streak of light from the city. Only 9 images showed no shaking. I went out to capture the crescent moon over Orillia and I could foresee this image in my mind after I started shooting. As the moon got closer to the target (Guardian Angels Church) wind started to become a factor. I almost missed my chance.


This is a Juxtaposition of the Spiritual vs Church. In Ojibwe the moon is refered to Nokomis (Grandmother) and she hold many teaching and lessons for the Anishnabe people. Below her is the Orillia Catholic Church of the Guardian Angels. So named for the first Jesuit priests that came to Huronia in the 1600′s and later died in the name of their faith.

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Taken on November 8, 2010