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Helena, Montana, USA
Nikon D750 with Rokinon 8mm lens
Interval photo, layers composited in Adobe Bridge and PS Cloud
The sun's path during summer solstice arches high across the sky (upper), but at Winter Solstice it's path barely clears the brick walls of the Potter's Shrine, a sculptural landmark on the grounds of the Archie Bray Foundation (http://archiebray.org/) in Helena, Montana. The interval composite photo was created over two days months apart by placing a fisheye lens on the ground and aiming it at the southern sky. The shrine was created by Robert Harrison during 1985-87, its circumference is 25' with walls 11' high featuring four arched doorways, round and rectangular windows, and a central column that Harrison calls his totem. Over the years, many of the Bray's resident artists have contributed pieces to adorn the shrine's walls, ledges, benches and floor.