Today's photo of The Day comes from Todd Young. He captured this scene along the Central California and he submitted the photo to the Black & White Special Issue Assignment which is open for submissions through midnight tonight. I particularly like the fact this image doesn't show excessive contrast and it appears balanced between highlights, mid-tones and shadows. Some scenes lend themselves to extreme contrast, but this coastal vista, which Young photographed with a slow shutter speed to smooth the water, is best served by a more subtle use of contrast.
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.