Illiamna and Redoubt volcanos can be seen in silhoette on the distant horizon in contrast to the strong twilight of a summer evening after sunset. I say evening but it is actually past midnight. The air is still over the waters of Cook Inlet. The air is still but not the sky.
The sky is restless with the energy of a powerful aurora. Pink, purple, greens and reds are painting an already nice sunset with even more color. The moon rose full tonight and only the brightest stars are visible on this night with no darkness.
It is August and the fireweed is still in bloom. Salmon are running the streams and summer is not over. Heavy coats are still a month or so away but the aurora season on the Kenai Peninsula is already in full swing.
This image is cropped from a 6x6 cm original using a medium format camera with a 30mm fisheye lens and Fuji SuperG 800 film.