Today's Photo Of The Day was taken by Nathan Firebaugh when he was on Tybee Island in Georgia. Firebaugh used a Canon EOS 6D with a Canon 17-40mm f/4L lens. The silhouette of the person on the right is a small detail in the frame, but I think it really makes the shot. Without that person giving the scene context, scale and a human connection, this would be a nice sunset shot. With the person, it's a much stronger image and today's Photo Of The Day. Firebaugh submitted the photo to the Your Favorite Places gallery.
I select a Photo Of The Day every day. I choose the images from the various OP galleries including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and all of the OP Contests. Also, for each issue of the magazine I go through the Assignments galleries and choose a few to be featured in The Best Of Assignments in print and I select a weekly winner to be featured on the OP home page. To get your photos into the running all you have to do is submit them.