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April 26th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Christopher Lawrence

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Christopher Lawrence
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Ocean Falls—Portland Head Light” by Christopher Lawrence. Location: Portland, Maine. 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 …
February 17th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Melissa Machonis

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Melissa Machonis
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Crashing Waves” by Melissa Machonis. Location: Florida. “I come to this spot a couple of times of year as it is one of the few places in Florida that has rocks on the ocean,” Machonis explains. “This time, there was a tropical storm out in the ocean, which made …
November 24th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “The End” by Ryan Dyar – Hilo, Island of Hawaiʻi, Hawaii

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Hawaiian lava flowing into the ocean creating mist spray against the surf
When good friend Miles Morgan and I embarked on our trip to Hawaii to photograph the lava flows, I spent the long flight day-dreaming of what was in store over the next several days. Beautiful beaches, warm air, good food, getting to shoot with my favorite people, more food, epic landscapes, food, etc, food, etc. …
June 19th, 2014

Waves and Slow Shutter Speeds

Posted By Michael Frye
Fog at the mouth of the Klamath River, Redwood NP, CA, USA
The far northern coast of California has many wonderful, wild coastal areas, providing great opportunities to make moody photographs of ocean scenes. It can be challenging to photograph these scenes, however, because things are constantly changing. In addition to that usual variable – the weather – you have to think about the tides and movement …
March 31st, 2014

VIDEO: Making A Splash—How To Shoot At High Speed With Long Focal Lengths

Posted By Christopher Robinson
In their first OPTV Blog post, Varina & Jay Patel show how to create dramatic high-speed, extreme telephoto photos on a day when the sunlight was less than fully cooperative.
June 13th, 2012

Back to Jurassic Park

Posted By Michael Frye
Sunbeams in redwood forest
Last year I spent a magical day among foggy redwoods and rhododendrons along the northern California coast, and captured some of my favorite redwood photographs to date. You can see some of those photos here and here. Claudia and I recently returned from another trip to the redwoods. On our first morning we went to …
July 27th, 2011

Waiting for a Window

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Islands and Arches, Olympic Peninsula, WA
Sometimes, pictures take planning. I have been wanting to photograph this location at dawn for over a year, but conditions have never come together…until today.  Access requires a minus tide at dawn, which only happens a few days a month if at all, as well as clear skies, which happens almost never… Typically, when high …
April 1st, 2011

The Bone Yard at first light, South Carolina

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Bone Yard Beach Dawn, Edisto Island, SC
I just returned home from a 10 day trip shooting the low land coastal regions around Charleston, South Carolina. On the first morning of the trip, I visited an area known as Bone Yard Beach on Edisto Island. This amazing barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean has an area of trees that are literally stranded …