Outdoor Photography

Photo By Derek Jerrell Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Force of Nature” by Derek Jerrell. Location: West Yellowstone. “I’ve been trying to get this shot for years now, and it finally came together this past winter!” says Jerrell. “I stood in waist-deep snow for over an hour in -15-degree Fahrenheit temps, watching a couple
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Photo By John Koskulitz Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Death Valley” by John Koskulitz. Location: California. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is
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Photo By Philip Kuntz Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Moody Louise” by Philip Kuntz. Location: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta. “Looking up Lake Louise’s outlet at the storm building in the distance,” describes Kuntz. See more of Philip Kuntz’s photography at philipkuntzphotography.com. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and
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Photo By Carol Grenier Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Yellowstone Wolves” by Carol Grenier. Location: West Yellowstone, Montana. “The Wapiti wolf pack had taken down a bison with a broken leg and unusually, it was in an open area near a road,” explains Grenier. “The morning I saw this scene, wolves were resting in
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One of the advantages of full-frame when shooting this scene in the Sierras was the ability to use a tilt/shift lens to control the depth of field. Currently, none of the smaller-sensor systems offers perspective control lenses; lens selection remains a key advantage of full-frame systems.The scene was very high contrast, so I bracketed for
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Congratulations to Darlene Gillespie for winning the recent Iconic Locations Assignment with the image, “Tunnel View Storming.” See more of Gillespie’s photography at www.focusedonphotos.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Tunnel View Storming”
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In this multi-part Tip of the Week series, I discuss many ways photographers can attain the sharpest images possible. Factors that impact a photo’s sharpness include proper use of a stable tripod, the working aperture, what shutter speed was used in combination with the working aperture, the focal length of the lens, the ISO and
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Photo By Inna Malostovker Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sunset in the Swamp” by Inna Malostovker. Location: Georgia. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to
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Photo By Douglas Croft Today’s Photo Of The Day is “River Bend” by Douglas Croft. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “The Merced River meanders beneath the granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley after an overnight snowstorm,” describes Croft. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that
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Photo By Kim Hang Dessoliers Today’s Photo Of The Day is “White Sands Autumn Sunset 2” by Kim Hang Dessoliers. Location: White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your
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Photo By Mickey Rebecchi Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Half Dome Framed” by Mickey Rebecchi. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “Wandering around the valley floor, I was looking for something different of Half Dome and came across this tree, giving me this framed image of Half Dome,” says Rebecchi. See more of Mickey Rebecchi’s
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Photo By Andy Lerner “I watched as a mother grizzly and two young cubs ran down the beach in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska,” says Andy Lerner. “When one cub took off alone, I expected the others to follow and hoped to get a few shots as they passed. Instead, when they got right in
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Photo By David Bodine Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Coolin’ Off” by David Bodine. Location: Jackson, Wyoming. “This bull was at the lily pad pond taking a dip and letting out some frustration,” describes Bodine. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are
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Lake Mulwala is a man-made reservoir that was created by the construction of the Yarrawonga Weir across the Murray River in 1939 to provide water for irrigation of the surrounding area. The reservoir is located between Bundalong and Yarrawonga on the Victoria side, accessed via the Murray Valley Highway, and Mulwala on the New South
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Great images are comprised of many positive attributes: good composition, complimentary light, proper lens choice, a clean background, a distraction-free foreground and strategic use of depth of field. The list is comprised of numerous important aspects that factor into a successful photo, but unless the image is sharp, all the above are irrelevant as it’s
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Photo By Tom Elenbaas Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Landmanalauger” by Tom Elenbaas. Location: Iceland. “Aerial view of the colorful mountains of Landmanalauger in the highlands of Iceland,” describes Elenbaas. “Taken from a helicopter with a Canon 6D.” See more of Tom Elenbaas’ photography at www.tomelenbaas.com. Photo of the Day is chosen from various
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Aurora borealis, Scoresbysund, Greenland. Nikon D810, Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, Really Right Stuff TVC-24L tripod and BH-55 ballhead. Imagine a painter—say, Georgia O’Keeffe—staring into a blank canvas. Working from an image in her mind’s eye, she steps to the canvas and sketches out the basic composition. Then she adds paint, in various colors,
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Photo By Lori Hibbett Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Morning Light in the High Country” by Lori Hibbett. Location: California. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you
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It was an early spring morning when I awoke to an expanse of low-lying fog filling the sky. I immediately knew there would be plenty of opportunities to capture and create extraordinary images. Harriman State Park in Hudson Valley, New York, was only a short 15-minute drive from my home. I quickly gathered up my
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Photo By Stan Bysshe Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pronghorn Rut” by Stan Bysshe. Location: Wyoming “This male pronghorn kept running back and forth, warding off other males, allowing for some attempts at pan blurs,” describes Bysshe. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners
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Congratulations to Jody Partin for winning the recent Fall Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Autumn Heron.” See more of Partin’s photography at https://jody-partin.pixels.com/. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Autumn Heron” By Jody
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Photo by Kris Walkowski Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Mirrored” by Kris Walkowski. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to
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Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of December’s selections in the gallery below. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the
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Photo By Craig Bill Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Odyssey” by Craig Bill. Location: Kermit, Texas. Sand dunes have always captivated me,” says Bill. “Dynamic and changing, they’re never the same. These environments can be blazing hot during the day and then cool as mountain air that night. “I wanted to capture this dynamic
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I love to exploit the beauty of a fallen snow, especially when it’s followed by a crisp, clear morning sunrise. The setting becomes a winter wonderland in its expanse. If you decide to explore it with macro or telephoto eyes, it becomes a miniature world of white on white and reveals patterns, shapes and textures.
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Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Grandview” by Suzanne Mathia. Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. “The thick fog and mists swirling around Grandview Point break slightly to reveal to reveal the canyon beyond,” describes Mathia. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are
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Photo By Clayton Peoples Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Grand Winter Wonderland” by Clayton Peoples. Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. “In the waning hours before sunset on a cold and wintry day in the Grand Canyon, a storm was producing precipitation in the distance,” says Peoples. “The sun angle was just right, producing
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Photo By Gary Fua Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Purity” by Gary Fua. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “The iconic Half Dome and Elm Tree clothed in winter coat,” describes Fua. “Probably the best winter I had in Yosemite in recent years, the Valley was blanketed with approximately 12 inches of powdery snow. A
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Photo By Jola Charlton Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Call of the Wild” by Jola Charlton. Location: Republic, Washington. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have
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