A photographer’s schedule in June, in the arctic, is a complete function of weather and daylight. The blue cloudless skies become a curse, at least until about midnight when the warm wash of light drips across the landscape, and even then, some sort of cloud action helps grab some color in the sky. I unfortunately had too much clear weather during my trip to the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska last June, if one can squeak out such a complaint. My schedule was inverted from my normal early morning routine, and I found myself often going to bed about the time I usually wake up. Below are a few shots taken from Archimedes ridge, a great expansive platform that gives views for miles around, and easy ground for covering miles on foot.