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As Darkness Falls by ColinHSillerud As Darkness Falls by ColinHSillerud
First off, sorry to all of my groups, each of my watchers, and everyone I follow. I have been extremely busy in other areas of my life so I have not been able to keep up on DA. Hopefully I will have more time in the future.

However, here is some new work!

An epic spot I found on the Grand Canyon. The road was about gone so I imagine it's been years since anyone has visited. However, to break the peace, helicopters provided reminders of man every 15 minutes. I made it a point to pretend to go to the bathroom for every flight.

I shot the foreground 20 min prior to the sky because it was too windy to do a ~4 min exposure at f9 when the Milky Way was out.

Also, the sky is blue rather than black because this was literally the first moment that the Milky Way was visible. So a hint of the setting sun remained to color the dust in the air.

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As Darkness Falls by ~ColinHSillerud ( Suggested by Soffeline and Featured by IsacGoulart )
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Chandrakant Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Beautiful. I love how you've managed to get the milky way in a few of your photos. I've never seen it, but I'd love to.

It's so soft in this one, almost like dust.
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CaptainMockingjay42 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student General Artist
very beautiful shot :)
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:iconfabriziotedde:
fabriziotedde Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply WOW :)
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:iconannabre7:
annabre7 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great framing
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
thx very much
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:iconisabellany:
IsabellaNY Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
*** STUNNING *** :wow:
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much, Isabella!
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IndieAlternativeRock Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank-you for allowing dxSkiesOfTheNightxb to feature your picture! :)
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gingado Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Your work is featured...maybe you like it

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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome feature!  Love the color theme.  Honored to be a part.
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Perfect view.
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:iconsoler7:
soler7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Beautiful shot
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconmrjmzack:
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just found this through Tumblr. What a beautiful shot, so peaceful…
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Right on, Thanks.  I had no idea it was on there.  Do you have the link?
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MrJmZack Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
It was shared by e4rthy, using the share button. It links back to this page, and gives your name/credit as the creator.
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very pretty!
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:iconmistersingh:
mistersingh Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Very beautiful shot.
Congrats for the DD:heart:
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you and thank you :)
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:iconmistersingh:
mistersingh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:iconheart5plz::iconrbyw::iconheart5plz:
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:iconwtek79:
WTek79 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A mind blowing view ! Hope I will get there one day ! :)
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Sir. I hope you get there too :)
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:iconjustingsinclair:
JustinGSinclair Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow!
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is magnificent!
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you, sir.
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:iconswaeli:
swaeli Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Photographer
This picture take my breath, my soul and my mind... This texture, those colors..... are perfects
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your words are melting me.
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yukamilee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
beautiful! :,3
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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yukamilee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
:3
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Photographer
This is beautiful, well framed between the canyon walls and the river adds a great touch.

If you don't mind me asking, what white balance do you shoot with for milky way photos?
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. I usually drop the white balance just a touch at night ~ 4500 - 4750K. I especially do this when I'm shooting around man made lights because they are very orange so dropping the temp brings of the natural blues in the sky.
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you that was very helpful. The handful of times I've had the opportunity to shoot the milky way I definitely got a lot of oranges which I was unhappy about, lol.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
NP. Yeah, that has been the biggest issue I have had with night shots aswell. It's funny the things digital sensors pick up. I have never seen it on film.
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foureyes Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
:).........:love::+fav:!!!!!!!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)!!!!!
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:iconwasstraw:
wasstraw Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! This is so awesome!
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)!
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tigerblossoms Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Love it!
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thx!
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5iveX5ive Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Very nice job! All the verticals work so well together.
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. Yeah, there was so much good geometry in that drainage I had to use it.
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MarshallLipp Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you kind sir!
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi.

You've been featured here!
I hope you appreciate it ;)
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I appreciate it very much. Thank you :).
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :)
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hootalex Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely timeless work here.
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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