Sometimes clouds can shroud the Alaska Range so completely that nothing can be seen, making flying even more challenging than normal. But on this particular evening, I discovered a sunset glowing over a bank that had nestled perfectly among the Kichatna Spires. There were gaps in the cover that would allow me to descend if necessary. So I stayed high, photographing a world where mountain summits stood like islands in a lustrous, silken sea thousands of feet deep. It reminded me of the Chugach Mountains rising from the ocean and fiords of Prince William Sound.