OP – The Blog

Posts Tagged ‘sunset’

July 2nd, 2013

Photo of The Day by Abe Blair

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Solitude by Abe Blair
The southwest is baking in the grips of a heatwave and on June 30 the temperature in Death Valley hit 129 degrees which, it seems difficult to believe, merely TIED the June record. The park has seen in influx of visitors wanting to be there for these record-setting–or record tying– days. With news stories about the extreme heat in Death Valley in the back of my mind, I came across this photo by Abe Blair. Blair submitted this image of Badwater in Death Valley to the Your Favorite Places gallery.
June 28th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Michael Anderson

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Etu Moana by Michael Anderson
The OP Your Favorite Places galleries get photos from all over the world and today’s Photo Of The Day comes from the remote Cook Islands in the South Pacific.
June 5th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Nathan Firebaugh

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Shine On by Nathan Firebaugh
Today’s Photo Of The Day was taken by Nathan Firebaugh when he was on Tybee Island in Georgia. Firebaugh used a Canon EOS 6D with a Canon 17-40mm f/4L lens. The silhouette of the person on the right is a small detail in the frame, but I think it really makes the shot.
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
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 …
February 4th, 2013

Ibis Coming Into Roost

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
ibis coming in to roost at sunset
I just returned home from a week shooting wildlife and landscapes in South Florida. The trip went really well and I spent the entire week driving from one bid hotspot to the other, often only sleeping a few hours each night. I spent 90% of my time and energy shooting birds and only a couple …
January 6th, 2012

Coral Cove Sunset, Jupiter Island, Florida

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Arriving on Jupiter Island in the early afternoon I went straight to Coral Cove to scout out this location. I was surprised at how little an area of rock it was. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it seemed like it would have been more expansive. At any rate, the rocks are …
September 2nd, 2011

The Forgotten Summer

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Mist rises over forest at sunset, Paradise, Mt. Rainier
I headed back to Mt. Rainier again yesterday to see if, by September 1st, the legendary wildflowers were likely to bloom at all this year.  Apparently not: the meadows around Paradise are still dotted with snow, the heaviest in years. Many of the flowers are still just emerging from winter, and with autumn in the …
August 24th, 2011

Storm Light, Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Storm Light, Sainty Mary Lake, Glacier National Park
While on my recent trip to photograph and scout for a future workshop in Glacier National Park, I made it a goal to come away with at least one dramatic image from Saint Mary’s Lake, arguably the most photographed location in the park. The last time I was in Glacier was about 12 years ago …
August 23rd, 2011

Triple Falls, Glacier National Park

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
I am finally back home after a nine-day trip to Glacier National Park followed by a week in Charleston with my family on vacation. The trip to Glacier was productive, but incredibly frustrating. To start with, my first three days were absolutely horrid conditions for nature photography, blue bird blue skies and not a cloud …