When I looked at my “favorite photos” folder for August 20, what jumped out at me were images from Alaska and from a dance recital. It was a tough call. I ended up choosing a photo of Turnagain Arm in Alaska.
Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage has some of the highest tides in north America resulting in bore tides. The tide comes in as waves.
The sunstar in the sky was not created with a star filter. It is the natural result of using a small aperture with a wide angle lens. As the sunlight enters the lens the rays of light bend every place two aperture blades meet inside the lens, creating a ray of light. More aperture blades in the lens mean more rays of light.
Turnagain Arm is a great photo location. Near the south end of Turnagain Arm is Portage Lake and Portage Glacier, another great photo location.
These Alaska images were created August 20, 2000.
My second place image for August 20 is from a dance recital. I like the near silhouette look and the angles of the body.
Both of these dance images were created August 20, 2011.