If you have ever traveled between Fairbanks and Delta Junction on a clear day, you’ve been under the spell of the Alaska range, which is visible in a spectacular array to the west of the road. Even some of the locals are not sure of the names of the prominent peaks, as their appearance changes considerably depending on your angle of view. This image was taken at a popular turnout situated on a ridge that overlooks the Tanana river, not too far from Delta Junction. If you are anticipating a summer sunrise shot like this one, get accustomed to getting up very early. I took this at 4:40am near the end of July. Figuring out the best angle of light during Alaska’s summer is quite a task of variability depending on the month.