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April 14th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Nicholas Parker

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Nicholas Parker
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Tombolo Sunset” by Nicholas Parker. Location: North Shore, Lake Superior, Minnesota. 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 and social media. To get your photos in …
 
September 28th, 2014

Lake Superior: Three Favorite Destinations

Posted By Ian Plant
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Lake Superior (by Ian Plant)
(© Ian Plant) Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes of North America, and is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. Known by the native Ojibwe people as Gichigami—”big water”—mighty Superior can be at times tranquil as a mirror, and at others as violent as a hurricane. It is …
 
March 7th, 2014

My Birthday Present

Posted By Ian Plant
"Ice Age"—Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, USA (by Ian Plant)
(© Ian Plant) A few days ago—I’m not going to say when—it was my birthday. I’m not bringing this up to elicit “Happy Birthdays” from everyone (please don’t bother). Birthdays are essentially meaningless to me; in fact, I had totally forgotten it was my birthday until I got a scattering of calls from the few …
 
July 10th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Island Moon’ by Peter Scott Eide – Between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie on the North Shore of Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white double exposure of moon and landscape along the Great Lakes Lake Superior in Ontario Canada
My photograph titled “Island Moon” was taken along the northern shore of Lake Superior, within Ontario, Canada. This has been a favorite location of mine since I first came upon it well over a decade ago. I continue to use film for all of my photography, and this image was made using in-camera double exposure, …
 
August 31st, 2012

Go With the Flow

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Devil's Eye" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) George Lepp just posted an excellent article on the importance of pre-visualization, in which he discussed using modern digital technology to help you fully realize your artistic vision. While pre-visualization is certainly an important aspect of the photographic process, I thought I’d use George’s article as an opportunity to talk about the …
 
June 17th, 2011

Days Long Past

Posted By Ian Plant
Shovel-Point-and-sea-arch,-Lake-Superior,-Tettegouche-State-Park,-Minnesota-thumb
(© Ian Plant) Photography is more than just making pretty pictures—it is a way to document our constantly changing world. Driven by the unrelenting arrow of time, each moment is a unique slice of reality that will never be repeated again. As photographers, we keep a sacred trust, recording the passage of time and preserving …
 
October 27th, 2010

Simple Video

Posted By Rob Sheppard
Video DSLR sm
Video is now in nearly every new digital camera, from point-and-shoots to DSLRs. Video can be a lot of fun, but it is a little different than shooting still photos, so many photographers are a little intimidated by it. Then when you shoot the video, you have to “do something” with it, meaning edit it, …