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January 14th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Weihao Pan

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Weihao Pan
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Puzzle” by Weihao Pan. Location: Lassen National Park, California. “This is an interesting abstract image I made last year on a winter trip to Lassen National Park,” said Pan. “I found the Painted Dunes covered by snow, which formed a scene like a puzzle. Nature has its own way …
 
December 16th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Yosemite Lightning Strike” By Nolan Nitschke—Yosemite National Park, California

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Nolan Nitschke
In 2006, at the inception of my career in landscape photography, I set out with a very specific photographic goal that, at the time, seemed nearly impossible. The year before, while lugging my camera gear and trying to follow in the footsteps of legendary Range of Light photographers Galen Rowell and Ansel Adams, a thought …
 
November 15th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Anthony Bonafede

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Anthony Bonafede
Today’s Photo Of The Day, taken in Yosemite National Park, California, is “Autumn Reflections” by Anthony Bonafede. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage and several images from the Assignment Gallery are picked to be …
 
November 3rd, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Dan Holmes

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Dan Holmes
  Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Aspen And Mt. Warren” by Dan Holmes. Taken in Mono National Forest, California, Holmes describes his shot as, “Mt Warren and a forest of aspen glow in the afternoon sun and the remnants of an October storm.” Gear: Canon 5DMII, EF 28-300 IS USM, hoya Polarizer, Induro Tripod …
 
October 30th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Vincent James

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Landscape In A Dream" By Vincent James
Today’s Photo of the Day was taken in Petaluma, California, by Vincent James. “I was creeping through the hills of Petaluma, California, one spring morning and came across this lovely scene,” said James. “It took a while to unfold, and for a while it was too foggy to see anything. Once it lifted I couldn’t …
 
August 19th, 2015

Road Trip Assignment Winner Michael Ryan

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Dichotomy" by Michael Ryan
Congratulations to Michael Ryan for winning the Road Trip assignment with his image, “Dichotomy.” “I’m based in the San Francisco Bay Area and quite often my last minute ‘close-to-home’ photography sessions are fueled by quick scans of satellite imagery and local web cams for promising conditions,” explains Ryan. “Like many landscape photographers, I’ve found this …
 
July 27th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Jeremy Johnson

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Coastal Waterfall" by Jeremy Johnson
Today’s Photo of the Day of a coastal waterfall along the Laguna Beach, CA, coastline is by Jeremy Johnson. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage and several images from the Assignment Gallery are picked …
 
July 22nd, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Vincent James

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Sunset Bluff Walk" By Vincent James
Today’s Photo of the Day was taken in California by Vincent James, who said, “A clear night that forced me to readjust my composition expectations. Sometimes the challenge produced interesting results. Here, I was trying to capture the mood of walking on these bluffs at sunset.” Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP …
 
June 15th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Aspen Rain” By Justin Reznick— Emerald Bay State Park, California

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Aspen Rain" By Justin Reznick
I was hiking through Emerald Bay State Park on the shore of Lake Tahoe in late November, scouting for a private tour. It was getting cold, and the rain turned quickly into snow. I noticed a grove of aspen trees. Amazingly enough, there were still a few final leaves holding on. I was witnessing what …
 
March 12th, 2015

Without Expectations, Desert Wanderings (Part 1)

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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Expectations are a dangerous thing. They can lead us to great disappointment often and utter satisfaction only rarely. I often hear  and read other photographers whine and wallow over the lack of great light or weather at that location they have been chasing an image or idea for years. I often wonder how many images …