I’ve posted a number of photos from a recent river trip on the Nigu, which flows north out of the Brooks range mountains in Alaska’s arctic. On the first few days, there was a cruddy haze looming in the area, and I later heard reports that it was residual forest fire pollution from Russia. The skies soon cleared however, and the atmosphere was brilliant and fresh. Here are few landscapes from the river basin. They are a good contrast to show using both the foreground element and the sky for compositional strength.