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June 20th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Bill Sisson

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Bill Sisson
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Stair Steps From Heaven” by Bill Sisson. Location: Watkins Glen State Park, New York. “Watkins Glen State Park has numerous waterfalls cascading over rock ledges,” says Sisson. “I used a telephoto lens to compress the distance between several smaller falls and focus on the curtains of water flowing over …
January 31st, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Aleksandra Kolosowsky

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Aleksandra Kolosowsky
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Navajo Falls” by Aleksandra Kolosowsky. Location: Havasupai Falls, Arizona. “Each major flood completely reconfigures the area of Havasupai Falls,” explains Kolosowsky. After the flood of 2008, instead of old Navajo Falls, there appeared two new falls that also are called Navajo—Upper and Lower. Here’s a picture of both of …
August 6th, 2014

Getting Down to the Essentials

Posted By Michael Frye
Wildflower island and cascade, eastern Sierra; 100mm, 1/2 sec. at f/16, 100 ISO
It’s been an interesting summer in the Sierra. Last winter was one of the driest on record, but over the last month or so we’ve seen a steady flow of monsoonal moisture flowing up from the southeast, leading to frequent afternoon showers and thunderstorms over the higher elevations. We even heard about an epic deluge …
May 20th, 2013

Photo of The Day by Valerie Millett

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Starry Starry Night by Valerie Millett
I see a lot of photos from Havasu Falls. It’s among the most sought after landscape photo locations in the West, but I’ve never seen one quite like this. Valerie Millett took this photo which she calls Starry Starry Night under the night sky and she submitted it to the Moving Water Assignment which is currently open for submission.
May 1st, 2013

Size Matters

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Steve Shuey below Falls Creek Falls, Washington State
I’m pretty old school; when I am out in nature, I am typically working hard to exclude any sign of humans from my landscape pictures. So when my friend Steve Shuey and I were photographing this spectacular waterfall in the Cascade mountains, I took care to crop out cut logs and any sign of the …
April 22nd, 2013

Waterfall Photo Tips

Posted By Jerry Monkman
Zealand Falls in fall in new Hampshire's White Mountains.
With spring bringing snow melt and rain in the mountains, it seemed like a good time to share some waterfall photo tips: I also want to say thank you to the editors of the OP blog for mentioning my Kickstarter project last week. If Earth Day has you wanting to support the arts and conservation …
March 9th, 2012

Breaking Routines

Posted By Michael Frye
Small waterfall in Yosemite Valley, high noon
Everyone develops routines and habits: waking up at the same time every day, eating the same thing for breakfast, taking the same route to work… and on and on. Routines are beneficial in some ways—they help us avoid spending time and energy making small, unimportant decisions every day. In photography, routines can help with the …
January 18th, 2012

Deaming of Spring

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Every winter I get this feeling about halfway through the month of January, I am ready for spring! This year winter  feels especially long, and in fact it has rather felt like spring most of the winter. It’s been mild, way too mild. No ice, no snow, no frozen waterfalls.  Without the wintry white stuff …
May 24th, 2011

Notes from the field: West Virginia Spring

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Notes from the filed this week features a new image from West Virginia. I have been shooting the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virgina for over twelve years now and the area never disappoints, especially in the spring. The mountains around Canaan Valley abound with tons of waterfalls and countless cascades and in the spring …
February 17th, 2011

West Virginia Winter Wonderland

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Morning Light at Blackwater Falls
Winter wonderland in West Virginia, well not this winter for me. I have been visiting and photographing this area of the Allegheny Mountains in eastern West Virginia for over ten years in every season. Winter being a favorite time for me. The conditions are more challenging than the other three seasons, and with most photographers …