Archival Inkjet Print, Limited Edition (10)
20”H x 16”W (unframed, print only)
Lupine Sunset (AK.45.L.1383) 2021
The Twentymile River flows from Alaska’s Chugach Mountains into the east end of the Turnagain Arm. It carries glacial silt from the Twentymile Glacier, which builds a delta of sorts west of where the river enters the fjord. In some summers, the silt deposit is covered with a field of lupine. These lupine bloom in June, when it doesn’t really get darker than dusk at night. Sunsets seem to last for hours. Wind is common in the Arm, but often calms after sunset. Seeing sunset colors in the sky at one o’clock in the morning and being surrounded by flowers and mountains made me intensely aware of being in Alaska in the summer. I made this photograph with a 4x5 Linhof Teknikardan camera and a 135mm lens.