Photo of the Day by Abhijit Sarkar

'Last Light After Rain' by Abhijit Sarkar

‘Last Light After Rain’ by Abhijit Sarkar

Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the National Parks Assignment by Abhijit Sarkar. (The National Parks Assignment has been extended to April 28th!)

Sarkar patiently waited for this shot in Mount Rainier National Park. “It rained almost all afternoon and the ranger told me I probably should just go home instead of waiting for the sunset. I didn’t; just a little before sunset, the clouds cleared, the rain stopped and the sun shone. This was hands down the most technically difficult scene I’ve ever photographed. I’d to employ all the techniques in the book, even one that I’d never used before,” says Sarkar.

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.