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Colin H Sillerud
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United States
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Website: thelandbeyond.net

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.
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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 lightinspired.deviantart.com/ and vote for my image it would be much appreciated!  

Thanks and I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer!

Sincerely,

Colin Sillerud

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Arabatzis Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional Photographer
stunning, just stunning! :+fav:
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NitramX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday! :cake: :hug:
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Cameron-Jung Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:party:
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hope you have a great day!
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foureyes Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Happy Birthday Fella :D by zakarranda  Happy B'day Colin w00t! 
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Happy Birthday
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015   General Artist
Happy Birthday :D
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Celem Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :)  :party:
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jaydoncabe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional Photographer
Happy Birthday
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jessomie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love your work, you are an extremely talented photographer and i really appreciate your thoughtful comments beneath each photo. sometimes i just wish they were a little bit bigger so i could see the details. look forward to seeing more of your work
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