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June 21st, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Candice Watson

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Candice Watson
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Peaceful Evening” by Candice Watson. Location: Palouse Falls, Washington. “This is a shot of the Palouse Falls, near Dayton, Washington,” says Watson. It is a 260-foot waterfall that sits in the middle of Eastern Washington. It takes a bit of a drive to get there, but so worth it. …
 
April 4th, 2016

Behind The Shot: “Patiently Waiting” By Doug Croft—Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Doug Croft
The truth of it is, we all have to start somewhere, and I was very fortunate to have my love of nature photography start at Brooks Falls, Alaska. In 2010, my wife and I were planning a trip to Alaska, and I remembered seeing Tom Mangelsen’s iconic photo, “Catch of the Day.” I knew we …
 
March 29th, 2016

Behind The Shot: “Seljalandsfoss—Under the Midnight Sun” By Harry Lichtman—Iceland

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Harry Lichtman
Iceland boasts many waterfalls, many of which are easily accessible near major roads. This can be a good thing, but the downside is that these attractions have been photographed widely and original compositions can be difficult to come by. While many waterfalls were much larger, I was drawn to the more intimate feel of Seljalandsfoss. …
 
February 23rd, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Rami Jabaji

Posted By Staff
Photo by Rami Jabaji
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Vertigo” by Rami Jabaji. Location: Silver Falls, Oregon. “This is a shot I’ve attempted pretty much every time I’ve been to Silver Falls,” said Jabaji. “I never really liked the results until this time around. The low water flow of lower South Falls provided the right balance of water …
 
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 …
 
February 12th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Garry Kennedy

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Garry Kennedy
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Nant Mill” by Garry Kennedy. Location: Plas Power Woods near Wrexham, North Wales. 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 and several images from the …
 
January 19th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Patty Morris

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Patty Morris
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Liquid Gold” by Patty Morris. Location: Scalzi Riverwalk Nature Preserve, Connecticut. 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 and several images from the Assignment Gallery are picked to be …
 
December 18th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Tom Gillespie

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Tom Gillespie
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Three Leaves” By Tom Gillespie. Location: North Carolina. 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 and several images from the Assignment Gallery are picked to be featured in The …
 
September 2nd, 2015

High-Contrast Black-And-White Assignment Winner Dean Cobin

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Dean Cobin_web
Congratulations to Dean Cobin, who won the High-Contrast Black-and-White Assignment with his image, “Ghosts On The Water.” “Upon arriving at this location and finding a blanket of thick fog, I was able to isolate a group of trees using a 70-200mm lens,” explains Cobin. “The low light and stopping down to f/32 allowed for a …
 
February 9th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Essence of Reverie” By Don Komarechka

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
  A fascinating feature of water droplets is their ability to refract images. Like tiny crystal balls, a spherical water droplet can create a focused image of whatever happens to be directly behind it. Understanding the physics is simple, but using it to create beautiful artwork can be a bit more challenging. The first challenge …