I see a lot of photos from Havasu Falls. It’s among the most sought after landscape photo locations in the West, but I’ve never seen one quite like this. Most photographers strive to capture the falls in the early morning or late afternoon magic hours. Valerie Millett took this photo which she calls Starry Starry Night under the night sky and she submitted it to the Moving Water Assignment which is currently open for submission. The falling water is transformed into a simple conical shape beneath the starry sky. A slightly faster shutter speed, less than 30 seconds, would have eliminated the slight streaking in the stars. Overall, the photo is so strong that the slight streaks don’t significantly detract from the image for me. Millett took this photo with her Canon EOS 5D Mk II.
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.