Photo Of The Day By Beth Young


Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Douglas Falls” by Timothy Joyce. Location: Canaan Valley, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia.
Photo By Beth Young

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Doud Creek Backlit Calla Lilies” by Beth Young. Place: Garrapata State Park, Large Sur, California.

“Photographing the calla lilies that develop along a tiny stretch of Doud Creek in Garrapata State Park in Large Sur is a enormous physical exercise in patience, to be positive, especially on a warm Saturday afternoon,” says Young. “The greatest time to photograph them is when the sun is low to the horizon to the west, backlighting the luminous petals in contrasting warm and cool colors. There’s only 1 prime vantage point seeking out towards the Pacific Ocean in a incredibly narrow canyon now totally overrun with vacationers who weren’t present just a handful of years ago. Couple these challenges with coastal winds blowing by way of the canyon, and higher contrast, which demands bracketing a wide dynamic variety and a higher ISO to freeze the movement, then employing layer masks in Photoshop to blend various pictures to erase the men and women constantly walking by way of your shot and voila, there you go: a lily photo, only eight hours of driving and various post-processing tricks to realize. Wellies are most undoubtedly your buddy right here they shield against an insane quantity of soft mud and poison oak and have been helpful for composing pictures from the middle of the creek exactly where far fewer vacationers in white sneakers roam! I sound like I’m complaining, I know, but would I do it once more? In the words of Napoleon Dynamite: ‘HECK YES!’”

Exposure: 1/80 sec., f/16, ISO 1600.

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