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February 2nd, 2016

Behind The Shot: “Milky Mobius” By Aaron Meyers—Alabama Hills, California

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Milky Mobius" by Aaron Meyers
As a photographer living in California, I realize I’m quite spoiled and thanks to my job at a photography company, SmugMug, I’m fortunate enough that I leave the office and explore as much as I can. SmugMug took the entire company on a retreat to Park City, and we brought along Ben Von Wong and …
January 1st, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Ryan Moyer

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Ryan Moyer
Happy New Year! Today’s Photo Of The Day is “A Delicate Night” by Ryan Moyer. Taken in Arches National Park, Utah, Moyer had this to say about his image: “Hiking up to Delicate Arch at night with no moon was interesting. I actually missed a turn and ended up down in the bowl beneath the …
December 9th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Lines” By Cmoon View—Unteraar-Glacier, Bernese Alps, Switzerland

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Cmoon View
We made a 16 km tour to the Unteraar-Glacier and back, in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. The Unteraar-Glacier is the bigger one of the two glaciers, where the Aare-River has its source. Imagine, there’s a very long glacier lake, where you walk along the shore, on the mountain slope, on a small path. After the lake …
October 20th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By David Gubernick

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Milky Way And Bixby Bridge" By David Gubernick
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Milky Way And Bixby Bridge” By David Gubernick. “This was a beautiful clear night with very little coastal fog, which can be a problem for nighttime photography in Big Sur,” says Gubernick. “Bixby Bridge is a landmark and a favorite location for photographers. This image is a composite of two …
September 1st, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Theresa Ditson

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Galaxy Rising" by Theresa Ditson
“It took a couple nights to capture the Milky Way vertically rising over Thumb Butte, our town of Prescott’s landmark,” said Ditson. “My first night’s attempt was thwarted by sudden, fast-moving clouds entering the scene just as the galaxy was rising into alignment!” Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and …
April 13th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Galactic Cave” And “Panorama at Portland Head Lighthouse” By Adam Woodworth—Maine

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Galactic Cave, Maine
This shot has been in the planning for about two years or so, and I finally had a chance to try it this winter. A lot of things needed to come together for this to work. It had to be early in the year (at the start of “Milky Way season”) in order to even …
December 9th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Ivan Pedretti

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Milky Way Castle' by Ivan Pedretti
‘Milky Way Castle’ by Ivan Pedretti captures the starry night sky cascading over the Acquafredda Castle in Cixerri, Sardinia, Italy. “In the valley of Cixerri, Sardinia, suddenly appears the inaccessible rock of the Acquafredda medieval fortress, which was built in the 13th Century by the count Ugolino Della Gherardesca, quoted in the ‘Divina Commedia’ of Dante …
December 2nd, 2014

Photo of the Day by Mike Taylor

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Noctambulism' by Mike Taylor
In preparation for the holidays – with Buyer’s Guides and Editors’ Picks – our Photo of the Day section has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. But today we’re back with a well done astro photography image submitted to the Your Favorite Places gallery by Mike Taylor. “An incredible amount of green and a bit of …
October 2nd, 2014

Starry Night Assignment Winner Quynh Ton

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Milkyway Arch' by Quynh Ton
Congrats to Quynh Ton for winning the Starry Night Assignment! “I had come to Picture Lake at Mount Baker National Park, WA many times in the past five years prior to shooting this photo and always envisioned the best way to depict this picturesque location. In May 2013 I took a night photography class where …
June 25th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Milky Way Over Screw Auger Falls” by Adam Woodworth – Grafton Notch State Park, Maine

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Long night exposure of the Milky Way over Screw Auger Falls gorge in Grafton Notch State Park Maine
Ever since I returned to landscape photography in 2008, I have been amazed by the places I’ve visited in my journeys through my original home state of Maine, and my current home state of New Hampshire. Screw Auger Falls in Maine’s Grafton Notch State Park, almost straddling the border of the two states, is a …