Why do I like the mountains so much? Because they deliver such quickly changing weather. The Alaska range arcs across the south central region of the state and tends to serve as a moisture block forcing the dump of precipitation on its southern side, leaving the interior of the state a more dry climate. This summer in Denali Park, I saw so many fascinating clouds that I think I could do a book just on that subject. This river drainage near the Toklat in Denali park reveals a mixture of low lying clouds, dust clouds from wind, and a dense layering of dark clouds over the mountains. A few cracks in the cloud barrier let in some late morning light to generate some drama. I exposed the scene heavy to the right to capture as much detail in the shadows as possible, then pulled the brightness down on the sky with a split graduated filter in LR3 to reveal the detail in the clouds.