The early morning atmospherics in Redwood National Park create stunning opportunities for a prepared photographer. Willie Huang proved the maxim that luck favors the prepared when he took this photo. He says, “As soon as the sun rose into the sky, the fog began to retreat back into the ocean. By pure luck, most of the fog had cleared out of this forest section. As I hiked through the redwoods, I spotted a light beam. Then two appeared. Remnants of light fog rolled through the forest and created the medium for the light beams to reflect. Soon enough, the forest exploded in light beams radiating in all directions.” Huang used his Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens. He submitted the photo to the National Parks Assignment which has held over for an extra week. The new deadline for that Assignment is July 16th.
I select a Photo Of The Day every day. I choose the images from the various OP galleries including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and all of the OP Contests. Also, for each issue of the magazine I go through the Assignments galleries and choose a few to be featured in The Best Of Assignments in print and I select a weekly winner to be featured on the OP home page. To get your photos into the running all you have to do is submit them.