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June 24th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Eric Grimm

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Eric Grimm
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Springtime In Yosemite” by Eric Grimm. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. See more of Eric Grimm’s work here. 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, …
 
June 20th, 2016

Arranging Sea Stacks

Posted By Michael Frye
Sea stacks and cormorant, Redwood NP, CA, USA
During our recent workshop in the redwood country we had plenty of opportunities to photograph the beautiful, rugged, northern-California coast. There are many spots between Trinidad and Crescent City with offshore rocks and sea stacks, which make wonderful photographic subjects. Separating visual elements is a concern in any composition, but seems to be particularly vital when photographing the ocean and forest scenes along the northern California coast. Both sea stacks and redwood trunks need to be well-spaced, balanced, and stand out clearly.
 
June 19th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Nam Ing

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Nam Ing
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Foggy Sunset” by Nam Ing. Location: Mount Tamalpais State Park, California. “Hot summer days usually mean foggy evenings in this coastal area,” said Ing. “Mount Tamalpais is a perfect spot to view the sunset above the fog.” Gear: Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Lumix 25mm F1.4 Photo of the Day …
 
June 5th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Michael Ryan

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Michael Ryan
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Up, Down, And All Around” by Michael Ryan. Location: Salt Point State Park, California. “This is one of my favorite shooting locations on the Sonoma Coast of California,” said Ryan. “After years of being teased by mother nature, my friends and I finally received some exceptional light at sunset …
 
June 4th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Doug Croft

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Doug Croft
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Rivers Of Poppies” by Doug Croft. Location: Hite Cove Trail in the Sierra Foothills, just outside of Yosemite National Park, California. “On the Hite Cove Trail in the Sierra Foothills, just outside of Yosemite National Park. This area is renowned for its poppy bloom. I liked the lines in …
 
May 27th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Gary Fua

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Gary Fua
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Perpetual” by Gary Fua. Location: Kashaya Falls Sonoma Coastline, California. 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, Facebook and Twitter. To get your photos in …
 
May 18th, 2016

Showcase: May 2016

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
3---Cool-Blue
As seen in the Showcase section of the May 2016 issue. Photographer Jarred Decker shares the stories behind three very different, and very colorful, images taken in Nevada, California and Oregon. “I took this image on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe in January 2015. It was my first time there since childhood, and …
 
May 15th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Vincent Bonafede

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Vincent Bonafede
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cotton Candy Skies” by Vincent Bonafede. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. 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, Facebook and Twitter. To get your photos …
 
April 20th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Vincent James

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Vincent James
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fiery Valley Sunrise” By Vincent James. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “If you are staying in the valley, it’s hard to pass up a sunrise from the Valley View vista point,” said James. “On this morning a couple weeks ago, I was treated with a beautiful orange sky glow. …
 
April 13th, 2016

Focus-Stacking Season

Posted By Michael Frye
Poppies, lupines, goldfields, and tri-colored gilia, Merced River Canyon, Sierra Nevada foothills, CA, USA
It’s spring, which means it’s wildflower season, and focus-stacking season. Last week my wife Claudia and I spent an afternoon photographing flowers in the Merced River Canyon, just west of Yosemite. It was a little past the peak of the wildflower season there, but we still found some nice patches of poppies mixed with other flowers. As I was processing the images later, it occurred to me that all of them required focus stacking. Literally every single one. And this is very common for me when photographing wildflowers.