Michael Ryan's photo from Schooner Gulch State Beach in California was submitted to the Photo Of The Year Assignment which ran in January. This spot, known locally as Bowling Ball Beach rarely shows it's best for photogrsaphs, but by being persistent, Ryan was able to get a shot that lived up to the loaction's potential.
Springtime-A Journey Into Macro Space by Gunther Machu. Exploring the macro world is like stepping into an altered reality and Gunther Machu has done a spectacular job of brining that altered reality into motion in this fantastic short film.
As part of a larger press release on the availability and pricing of the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens, Sigma has announced a new USB dock which allows photographers to update the lens' internal firmware. DSLR firmware updates have become commonplace. Being able to upgrade the lens firmware to opens up a new realm of getting the camera and lens to work together for improved performance across the board.
Nicholas Barnhart captured a quintessential view of California's Mono Lake in this photo. The distinctive tufas draw countless photographers every year in the hopes of a moment like this when the light cooperates and the lake is calm.
Ya Zhang is today's Photo Of The Day winner. Zhang's choice of rendering this vista in black and white adds an element of timelessness to the image. The photo was shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens. Zhang sent this photo to the Reflections Assignment which is open for submission until April 23rd.