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Moon Grasp by ColinHSillerud Moon Grasp by ColinHSillerud
The Zion moon sets in the grasp of dawn-lit sandstone fingers. The river floods from early winter snows. My feet are soaked. Guess thatís what happens when you stand in the river for a photograph.
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qwerty9air Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The color of the rocks and trees, the space in the center, and the smooth river all put me in mind of a rainbow, and beyond that another world. It also contrasts beautifully with the black. +fav 
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WNaturalism Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Nice!!
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TheSaturatedSunset Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Colin, this is beautiful
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JChalmerH Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
You got an amazing taste in colors. So pleasing and beautiful. I enjoy 9/10 of your uploads a lot.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
9/10 ain't bad! i'm not sure if the 1/10's are my earlier work, but i like to leave those up just so i can keep track of my own progress.
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JChalmerH Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
It's not that i don't enjou 1/10, i just don't enjoy that much.
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   General Artist
Oh my! This is vibrant and very beautiful!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)! and there were some guys that watched me stop and set up. they set up behind me [which of course i'm not a fan of, but what can ya do] and they didn't even shoot because they said they didn't like the light! i was flabbergasted.
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   General Artist
Well that makes this shot all the more unique then! What a load of losers! :giggle:
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
haha, well it takes all kinds.
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Worth it!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
damn right!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Great shot, love the colors and mood in this. Almost like a painting.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks man. i may have gone overboard on the dodging and burning which softened it a bit creating the painterly feel, but i'm messing with some new techniques so i',m not perfect yet, haha.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Well it worked really well here. Can't wait to see more of your recent stuff.
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
why was f/11 needed for this shot? :o
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
what would you have shot it at?
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
With f/5.6 I guess. With this scene and viewing angle DOF shouldn't be a problem.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Well I was about 2 1/2 ft from the foreground so depth was a slight issue. other than that, with the 14-24mm lens i have found the optimum aperture f8-11. 5.6 is slightly less sharp in the corners. also, shooting with the 12mp d700, lenses are a bit more forgiving so a wider gamut of apertures can provides excellent results, thus i pay more attention to perfect depth of field than to diffraction.
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I see. The tests I know were done on 24MP.
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D700
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1/20 second
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F/11.0
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14 mm
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200
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Nov 14, 2011, 9:15:17 AM
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