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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 … 
July 15th, 2014

Wildflower Assignment Winner Lindsay Daniels

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Albion Basin Wildflowers' by Lindsay Daniels
Congrats to Lindsay Daniels for winning the Wildflower Assignment! “Every July, wildflowers carpet Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, near Salt Lake City, Utah. I had explored the area and found that this spot had the most wild flower coverage and the best view of Devil’s Castle in the background. But at … 
May 20th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Kathleen Wasselle Croft

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Wildflower Sunset by Kathleen Wasselle Croft
Kathleen Wasselle Croft’s Wildflower Sunset epitomizes the wildflower season. In this area, the San Francisco Peaks of Northern Arizona, wildflower season is in the summer, rather than springtime.  
May 19th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Steph Sawyer

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Shadow's Color by Steph Sawyer
If Steph Sawyer’s name is familiar to readers of OP, it’s because she won our 2013 American Landscape contest with a photo taken in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She is today’s Photo Of The Day winner with another Wyoming image. This one was sent to the Wildflowers Assignment. That Assignment has been extended until May 20th at midnight.  
May 14th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Dustin Penman

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Lone Tree' by Dustin Penman
Today’s Photo of the Day is entitled “Lone Tree” by Dustin Penman and was submitted to the Wildflower Assignment. Yes, more lupines. I was indoctrinated by my home state with an affinity for our state flower – the bluebonnet – in early childhood, so I admit my slight bias. But what really drew me to Penman’s composition … 
May 13th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Doug Croft

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Big Sur' by Doug Croft
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Wildflowers Assignment by Doug Croft. Croft found Lupine covered hills overlooking a foggy seascape in the Los Padres National Forest, CA. 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 … 
June 18th, 2012

2012 Animals of Alaska Calendar

Posted By Jon Cornforth
2012 Animals of Alaska Calendar
While visiting Seward, Alaska last month, I was pleasantly surprised to see my brown bear in lupine image on the cover of the 2012 Animals of Alaska calendar. The calendar was put together by Accent Alaska, which is one of the stock agencies that represents my photography. This image has never been one of my … 
November 2nd, 2011

Nellie Juan Glacier Dwarf Fireweed Sunrise 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Nellie Juan Glacier Dwarf Fireweed Sunrise 1, Prince William Sound, Alaska
I photographed this rugged scene while cruising Prince William Sound with my dad in late June. I had scouted Nellie Juan Fjord several days earlier in rainy conditions and observed a few dwarf fireweed blooms high above the tideline on the granite cliffs. In order to get to this location, I woke up well before sunrise, … 
August 23rd, 2011

Harriman Glacier Dwarf Fireweed Sunrise 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Harriman Glacier Dwarf Fireweed Sunrise 1_Prince William Sound, Alaska
During my trip to Alaska last month, I returned to Harriman Fjord in Prince William Sound with ambitions of photographing wildflowers blooming near the tidewater glaciers. I was very lucky, as my timing was perfect and the weather was spectacular. I had seen a few images of this patch of dwarf fireweed from Alaska photographers … 
August 18th, 2011

A Photograph From the Archives: My Self-Critique

Posted By Michael Frye
Wildflowers, Tuolumne Meadows, 1986
It’s wildflower season in the Yosemite high country, which made me think about this image that I made 25 years ago, in August of 1986, in Tuolumne Meadows. In the 1980s large swaths of Lemmon’s paintbrush and shooting stars were common in Tuolumne Meadows in the summer. But 1986 brought the best bloom I’ve ever …