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The name of this image comes from its place in my life. I rediscovered my love for nature and my passion for photography at this location. Then, during a 6-month period of living from a bed because of serious injury, this is the main place I would go in my mind to escape and look for hope.

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townfall Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
:)!
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nebulous33 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
great photo, beautiful composition.
where is this location, if you don't mind me asking?
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. This is Coyote Gulch in the Escalante, Utah.
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NoCompletion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I simply adore this photo. :D The colours are so vivid and clear, yet so easy on the eyes.. Perfect! :+favlove:
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
What an amazing place. I can relate in some way, and I have a couple places that I might have just become lost without...Amazing how a landscape can elate you, carry your imagination away, and even be a great friend in times of hardship. I think you have done this place justice. Great work.
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Trashins Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful photo!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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BradLeeDaleNorth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Definitely healing effects I can tell. Wonderful shot Colin. Glad you regained your passion, your images are always an inspiration to me.
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
This is beautiful beyond words. The way the grass and the sheer cliff faces catch the sun is unique to the desert. The way that green canyon leads your eye back to the hidden archway gives this photo a sense of wonder and the promise of adventure. Love it.

I couldn't help but notice the evening that this was posted was the same evening I had been out on a ridge shooting a lightning storm that was taking place off towards the Arizona/New Mexico border. Wonder if it was the same storm you were mentioning in one of your comments above. Certainly was a great light show. Unfortunately, I don't think I captured anything worth posting, but I thought it was neat that the Internet brought together two observations of the same event, from a few hundred miles apart. :)
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks James!

Wow that is crazy. I am sure it was the same storm as it was primarily passing to the East of me. Sorry you didn't make anything you liked. Man, if I could have one more crack at so many of the storms I've not quite gotten right. Life of a nature photographer I guess!
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   Photographer
Incredible light, and a beautiful image.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)!
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justeline Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
It definitely is the perfect place to lose and find yourself and you capture makes it justice!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks! it surely is a place of great power.

hey, i just found you and your dude's facebook page, but lost it again. want to send me the link and we can be friends there too.
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justeline Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
you will find me here [link] :)
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dancincow161 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
:faint: SO gorgeous! This place really IS an escape and you've captured it SO well! Very, very nice! Excellent work! And i'm glad that you've rediscovered your passion! It is so important in life! :D
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EvilOnion Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
The beauty you've captured is simply breathtaking :worship:
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Stunning shot, and I love the sentimental value of this place - I think it's wonderful to have a place like that in your life :heart::love:
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
it sure has been important to me. it was actually difficult for me to go back, almost like visiting in person again would shatter the miraculousness of my recovery.
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
I'm sure it was - and I guess that must have felt strange... still, I bet you're glad you went back :D
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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maxre Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
it's amazing what you said Colin. Moab is that secret place for me. I've found a lot of clarity there.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
that's good to hear. it's really important to have one. and Moab sure is an amazing area. are you Japanese or just living there?
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maxre Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
just living in Japan. Been here for about 7 months. Moved here from Utah so I had access to all the great national parks! Kind of miss wandering around them without worry about poison ivy, poison oak and mamushi's.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
mamushi's?

yeah, the more water, the more crazy life forms that can attack.

are you there for the duration or more of a study abroad kind of stint?
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maxre Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
mamushi's are vipers

i'm here for my job so i'm taking advantage of the time and seeing everything on my spare time.
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porbital Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Photographer
You're featured :) [link]
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Jonagent Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Is that arch the same one from one of your other pictures? I really like this scene, I see why you'd wanna visit this place =) I hope you're okay and your injury diden't cause too much trouble =(
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
yeah, that's the arch. good eyes.

the injury was a bad one, but i'm over that. unfortunately i'm stuck in bed right now cause i pulled my groin, and it SUCKS!!!! maybe the best lightning storm i've seen going on right over me, but i can't even sit in a chair to shoot it.

hopefully i'll be better soon!
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Jonagent Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Sweet xP

Ouch x.x get a hammock? DX

Hopefully! Good luck!!!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
haha, someone just stole our hammock!!!! right out of the backyard!!! wft!
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Jonagent Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
omfg that sucks DX!!!! Sorry DX!
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Discomax Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Very pretty my friend. The light is awesome.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
i had about 2 seconds to shoot this light before clouds erased it for the day. i was just praying i got it when i was looking afterward.
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting is so right! well done
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
;)
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
amazingggggg!!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
;)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Great lighting in this one. The colors really show
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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xayide-ragnarok Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist
wo0u amazing picture!
congratulation (:
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)
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