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Posts Tagged ‘Yosemite’

June 30th, 2016

What’s Happening Now

Posted By Michael Frye
Creek cascading through a granite bowl, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
One of the biggest challenges in landscape photography is deciding where to go and what to photograph. Technical skill and an eye for composition are always important, but it certainly helps to put yourself in the right place at the right time. Of course everyone has their own preferences about the types of subjects and …
June 24th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Eric Grimm

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Eric Grimm
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Springtime In Yosemite” by Eric Grimm. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. See more of Eric Grimm’s work here. 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, …
February 9th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Mario Marez

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo by Mario Marez
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Tunnel View Dream” by Mario Marez. Location: Yosemite Valley, California. “This was actually taken in the spring of 2015 during a rare snow storm earlier in the year, unlike the latter part, which snowed heavily in this area,” said Marez. “I took this shot after taking a dawn shot …
December 30th, 2015

Stormy Weather Assignment Winner Susan Taylor

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Yosemite National Park Light Show" By Susan Taylor
Congratulations to Susan Taylor for winning the Stormy Weather Assignment! “This one has a story . . . Was it worth it?” said Taylor. “Well, I was pretty tired after spending a sleepless but spectacular night in Yosemite while counting over 50+ strikes of thunder and lightning (some two miles away) while parked at Tunnel View. I …
December 3rd, 2015

A Clearing Storm by Moonlight

Posted By Michael Frye
Yosemite Valley illuminated by the rising moon, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
Last week another storm brought rain and snow to Yosemite. We didn’t get a lot of precipitation, but after the cold front passed through, snow levels dropped down to near 3,000 feet, and Yosemite Valley got about two inches of snow. Checking the satellite images online Wednesday afternoon it looked like the skies might clear …
November 15th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Anthony Bonafede

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Anthony Bonafede
Today’s Photo Of The Day, taken in Yosemite National Park, California, is “Autumn Reflections” by Anthony Bonafede. 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 …
October 22nd, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Sean Voges

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"The Three Brothers" By Sean Voges
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Three Brothers” By Sean Voges. “The quintessential photo locale in Yosemite Valley!” said Voges. “I was on my out of the park. I had spent most of the day battling Mother Nature for photos. Rain and snow seem to be her best weapons despite being well into spring …
February 24th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Phillip Nicholas

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'High Sierra Sunset' by Phillip NIcholas
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Colors Coming Through Assignment by Phillip Nicholas. “This photo was taken on the tail end of a magnificent sunset from Mt. Watkins in Yosemite National Park. As the color was beginning to fade, I turned around and saw a thin sliver of brilliant pink light spilling …
September 10th, 2014

Fire and Half Dome

Posted By Michael Frye
Meadow Fire burning in Little Yosemite Valley at night, with Half Dome on the left, Yosemite NP, CA, USA; 9-7-14
Sunday afternoon my wife Claudia and I saw dramatic images on the Yosemite webcams of a fire in Little Yosemite Valley. We’ve had many fires around here the last two summers, and I’ve made plenty of fire photographs. But how often can you photograph a fire next to Half Dome? We decided to head up …
August 28th, 2014

Starry Skies Adventure Workshop

Posted By Michael Frye
Star trails over an alpine lake, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
One of the highlights of the workshop was viewing and photographing a dawn alignment of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon over Mono Lake last Saturday. It’s hard to convey how gorgeous this was in a photograph, but you’ll find my best attempt above.