Photo of The Day by Mark Vandyke

'Carolina Blue Moon' by Mark Vandyke
'Carolina Blue Moon' by Mark Vandyke

Mark Vandyke submitted today's Photo of the Day to the Stillness Assignment, which is open until midnight March 25th.

"My family took a vacation to Blowing Rock, North Carolina this past June and I had the chance to show my father some of my favorite Western North Carolina hiking spots, as well as to show my mother, who is also an avid photographer, some of my favorite photography haunts. I convinced my mother to get up early and take the short ride over to Price Lake where I was hopeful for at least a colorful sunrise and some reflections of Grandfather Mountain and Calloway Peak. Much to my surprise (I wish I could say that it was planned in advance) the supermoon was literally hanging right in the upper third of my desired sunrise composition. I think we each got about three to four frames snapped before some fog/clouds swallowed the remainder of light and sunrise swept in to erase the blues of morning," describes Vandyke.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsYour 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 Best Of Assignments section in the print magazine. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.


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