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April 2nd, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Leland Howard (4/2/2013)

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Leland Howard Coyote Gulch
Today’s Photo Of The Day is by Leland Howard. He submitted the photo of Coyote Gulch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah to the People In The Landscape Assignment.  
April 1st, 2013

Marcus Mcadam Gets Photo Of The Day (4/1/2013)

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Marcus Mcadam On Top Of The World
Marcus Mcadam sent this photo to the Your Favorite Places gallery where it’s among the most viewed and highest ranked. It fits the criteria of the current People In The Landscape Assignment which is open for submissions through April 2nd. Mcadam took the photo on the Isle Of Skye in the UK.  
March 27th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Laura Zirino (3/27/2013)

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Laura Zirino Photography From The Edge
Laura Zirino’s photo of the Grand Canyon seen from Hopi Point is today’s Photo Of The Day. The photo was submitted to the new Assignment: People In The Landscape.  
March 26th, 2013

Photo Of The Day By Paul Bowman (3/26/2013)

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Paul Bowman Into The Shadows
I selected Paul Bowman’s photo from the Winter Grandscapes Assignment. I’ll be choosing a Photo Of The Day every day. The images are picked from the various OP galleries including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and all of the OP Contests. 
March 10th, 2013

Are Sunsets Overdone?

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Sunset, Deception Pass, WA
I have a thing about sunsets.  As my friends will testify, I have been known to rant about how we’re being inundated with endless pictures of sunsets, and landscapes bathed in dramatic, richly-colored light (and don’t get me started about digital exaggeration). So what’s my problem?  Simple: I believe that this obsession with sunsets can … 
March 2nd, 2013

Chased by the Light

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
fire-wave-sunset
On the first evening of my recent Valley of Fire Workshop, we hiked out to Fire Wave in hopes of capturing dramatic landscape images. The skies had some amazing clouds to the south hanging over Fire Wave when we first arrived and we set up for the more or less traditional shot. I encouraged my … 
March 1st, 2013

Chasing the Moon

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
elephant-rock-and-moon
On the very last evening of my trip to the southwest, I spent the night in Valley of Fire State Park. I knew the full moon would be rising 10  minutes after sunset, and I planned to catch it coming up through Elephant Rock just after sunset. I was up on White Domes shooting sunset … 
February 28th, 2013

Brain Rocking It At White Pocket

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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Just last week I had another chance to visit the remote and wild country of the Paria/Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness of extreme northern Arizona. After catching an early morning flight out of Baltimore, I arrived in Sin City at 9:30am and quickly got straight the hell out of there. I can’t stand Las Vegas!! After driving … 
February 13th, 2013

Poolenalena Beach Sunset 4

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Poolenalena Beach Sunset 4
Since I am flying back to the Big Island of Hawaii tomorrow morning, I decided to share one of my new Maui images from my last visit to the islands in December. Most of my recent trips have been dedicated to wildlife, but that does not mean that I have forsaken landscapes. I photographed this … 
January 31st, 2013

Creating Depth: Beyond the Wide-Angle Formula

Posted By Michael Frye
El Capitan and the Merced River, autumn, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
Depth can be a powerful tool in photography. Our medium is two-dimensional, but a sense of depth, an illusion of space and distance, can make the viewer feel like part of the scene, and literally and figuratively add another dimension to a photograph. A Common Formula This image of El Capitan follows a common formula …