August 2014

A Month of Photos of the Day

Photo of the Day August 1, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was captured by Flickr user Kaspars1985 using a Nikon D600 with a 50mm f/1.4 G lens and a fast 1/1250 exposure. See more of Kaspars1985's work here. Kaspars1985
Photo of the Day August 4, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was captured by Flickr user Vbajda during a trip to Oak Street beach in Chicago. Vbajda captured this overhead beach scene using a Canon EOS 60D with an 18-200mm lens. See more of Vbajda's work here. Vbajda
Photo of the Day August 5, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was captured by Ben Coffman along the Oregon coast. Ben says the musician Mark Langean influenced this long exposure of a star filled sky. See more of Ben's work here. Ben Coffman
Photo of the Day August 6, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Flickr user AriFoto during the ICC World Cup T20 in Bangladesh. This cricket fan had painted his body like a tiger to support his team. See more of AriFoto's work here. AriFoto
Photo of the Day August 7, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Mick Levy using a Pentax K-7 with a smc Pentax-FA 50mm F1.4 lens. See more of Mick's work here. Mick Levy
Photo of the Day August 8, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Yul Kwan in Hong Kong. See more of Yul's work here. Yul Kwan
Photo of the Day August 11, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Dov Plawsky using a Nikon D800 with a 150.0 mm f/2.8 lens when a yellow jacket flew into his apartment. See more of Dov's work here. Dov Plawsky
Photo of the Day August 12, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Rudy Pohl using a Nikon D7100 with a 300.0 mm f/4.0 lens. Although Rudy's long lens certainly helped him capture this bathing black bear, timing was also crucial. "The sunlight landing on him and the water was just perfect," Rudy writes. See more of Rudy's work here.Rudy Pohl
Photo of the Day August 13, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Thanh Tran using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a EF85mm f/1.8 USM lens open to it's widest aperture. See more of Thanh's work here. Thanh Tran
Photo of the Day August 14, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day is a great example of how a reflection can make a huge impact on a photo. This image was shot by Flickr-user Bud using a Pentax K-7 and an 18-135mm lens. He used a 31mm focal length and an aperture of f/11 to keep everything in focus. The overall dark tones in the image make things a bit more dramatic and emphasize the time of day, which gives it more impact. It also makes it stand out a bit from many bright landscape shots. You can see more work at Bud's Flickr page.Bud Massbat
Photo of the Day August 15, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day comes from our Flickr group and, sadly, doesn't include much in the way of EXIF data, but it does do something interesting. This is an example of a landscape photo that disregards the venerable rule of thirds and instead opts to split the frame almost exaclty in half. Some will tell you that splitting the frame is a bad idea, but this one has a lot going for it. The V created by the mountains is reflected by the water and creates leading lines drawing you directly the center of the image, which encourages you to explore the photo. The variety of textures and colors is also excellent. You can see more of the photographer's work here. If you want your own work considered for Photo of the Day, join up with our Flickr Group!Flickr User: MaroonBells2
Photo of the Day August 18, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was captured by R. Clark Photography during a tulip festival in Washington. The image was taken with a Canon EOS 60D with a 10-20 mm lens. See more of the photographer's work here. R. Clark Photography
Photo of the Day August 19, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Bob Larson in Prescott, Arizona at Watson Lake. It appears that Bob snapped this photo in the last moments of sunset. See more of his work here. Bob Larson
Photo of the Day August 20, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Manuel Ferlitsch at Mt. Triglav in Slovania—the highest mounatin in the Julian Alps. Manuel used a Sony SLT-A99V with a 100-300 mm f4.5-5.6 lens. A slow shutter speed gives this photo its dream like quality. See more of Manuel's work here. Manuel Ferlitsch
Photo of the Day August 21, 2014
Today we are embracing #TBT with our Photo of the Day which was taken by D.A. Swanson on December 30, 1969. This film photograph was made during the Mauna Ulu eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. See more photos collected by the U.S. Geological Survey here. U.S. Geological Survey
Photo of the Day August 22, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Naveen Gowtham in Tamilnadu, India. Naveen captured this portrait using a Canon EOS 600D with a EF50mm f/1.8 II lens. See more of Naveen's work here. Naveen Gowtham
Photo of the Day August 25, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was captured by Nathan Foley in Sri Lanka using a Nikon D5200 and a 18-55 mm lens. See more of Nathan's work here. Nathan Foley
Photo of the Day August 26, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was captured by Daniel Tirado during a trip to the Denver Zoo. Daniel captured this aquatic scene using a Nikon D700 with a 105.0 mm f/2.8 lens. See more of Daniel's work here.Daniel Tirado
Photo of the Day August 27, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was taken by Andy Kratzi using a Nikon D90 with a Tokina 100mm Macro lens. See more of Andy's work here. Andy Kratzi
Photo of the Day August 28, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day comes from Ben Leshchinsky. Ben captured this starry night scene over Crater Lake in Oregon using a Nikon D600 with a 20.0 mm f/2.8 lens, an ISO of 2500 and a long exposure. See more of Ben's work here. Ben Leshchinsky
Photo of the Day August 29, 2014
Today's Photo of the Day was submitted to our Flickr Group by Patrick James. It was shot on a Pentax K-5 with an 18-55mm kit lens. The F/18 aperture keeps things sharp, while the 0.8-second exposure gives the water a very dreamy quality. One of my favorite aspects of this photo is that it was shot on a kit lens. It's very much proof that, with skill and planning, you can make a great photo on kit lenses, which usually get bashed for their quality. The inclusion of important foreground elements here helps contexutalize the image and augments the impact. If you want to see more of Patrick's work, you can check out his Flickr page.Patrick James

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