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Photo Of The Day By Jeff Stasney

Photo by Jeff Stasney

Photo by Jeff Stasney

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Lake Of The Clouds Sunrise” by Jeff Stasney. Location: Porcupine Mountains, Michigan.

“In early October, I made my way to the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan, in hopes of capturing some wonderful fall color,” explained Stasney. “This was my fourth trip to Lake of The Clouds, since moving to the Midwest over five years ago. In the past I had always missed the short window of color or come up against un-ideal weather conditions in my attempts to capture this scene. When I arrived a good hour before sunrise, I figured I’d probably be one of the early birds. However, as I exited my car I saw 25 headlamps dancing around as dark figures we’re making their way up the hill to the overlook. I decided I had to move quickly, so I grabbed my gear and hustled up the path. Sadly, as I reached the top, I discovered I was far from early. The upper observatory deck and nearby areas were surrounded by photographers all snapping away in the dark! Undeterred though, and determined, I managed to jump down below and find my way between two other photographers to claim my spot. This is certainly not my style of shooting, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get the shot you envision!”

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.