Although some revel in the constant daylight of Alaska’s summers, it can be exhausting from a photographer’s point of view. Golden hour peaks at some pretty severe hours, and I’ve never been too successful at midday naps. The end result is just a loss of sleep. The light however, is magnificent. After a long day on the river and a few moments to set up camp, I grabbed this shot quickly for fear that the clouds might soon obscure the sunbeam. I tried some variations of this shot with dual exposures using a different lens, but in the end, just a single exposure worked out pretty good, utilizing the shadows boost in Lightroom.