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DC_20170621_008 "Evening Light on a Dark Day"

In 2017, the summer solstice saw a gloomy overcast of low clouds and dull light in the Matanuska Valley. Finally, around 10pm, the clouds broke just enough to spill a narrow band of late evening sunlight across the glacier’s parking lot, slowly moving toward the ice waiting in the darkness beyond. I hurried to retrieve my camera and completely guessed at what settings I might need, raising the camera to my eye just in time to snap this photo, with only seconds before the clouds had moved on and again brought darkness to the glacier. The low-key exposure and heavy contrast brings an abnormally moody feel to the Matanuska.

From Alaska - 2017