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Colin H Sillerud
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When the weather builds in waves of dark wind, and raindrops scream, and shelter is miles away, I wait, watching hints of light on the horizon, and I am alone. That is when I am alive.

Maybe my nose bleeds from frostbite, or parched heat claws the water from my skin. I have been eaten by a million mosquitoes and bitten by a billion cactus needles. Once a tendon in my leg exploded while snowshoeing 10 miles away from my car.

It is these moments that society cannot match, with its laws and subduing safety. Everything is known, society says. Everything has been done. Turn on a computer and the world is at your fingers, but only a snapshot, a wish-you-were-here with no texture, no chance, no danger. No Pain.

Here, in the unknown, is where life exists. There is no Facebook to tell me how cool I am with 10,000 friends I’ve never met. There is no mom or dad to wipe my nose. And there is no one to tell me No. No speed limit. No checkpoints. No bank teller holding my credit score with a scornful look.

Only I exist, with my decisions and my consequences. If I reach too far, I fall. If I stare too long, I go blind. If I slip, I die. But if I make the top, if I swallow the fear, I know that I saw it – a day so perfect, a place so sublime, a moment unplanned – truly, a Land Beyond.
Hi there to all my watchers!  My photo Scylla and Charybdis has recently been selected as one of the finalists in the Lightinspired group photography contest.  If you wouldn't mind taking the time to visit their page at and vote for my image it would be much appreciated!  

Thanks and I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer!


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TeddieFrosch Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey! You've got the best gallery! And really good description too. Always enjoying your work.
SearosKesitu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful pictures in your gallery. Truly inspiring. :)
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for watching me!
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for making such awesome art.
carlywilliamson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   Photographer
:wave: :happybounce: Hi there Colin, Thanks for :+fav: 'ing my work :) I thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your gallery, its terrific!!! :) Have a great day.
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Glad to hear it, Carly.  Great gallery as well.  Look forward to more.
danUK86 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   General Artist
stunning gallery :)
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks a ton, Dan
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   General Artist
no problem :)
adokeeffe Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful gallery :)
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