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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D800E
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10/1 second
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Aug 4, 2013, 9:25:00 PM
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Scylla and Charybdis by ColinHSillerud Scylla and Charybdis by ColinHSillerud
"'Is there no way,' said I, 'of escaping Charybdis, and at the same time keeping Scylla off when she is trying to harm my men?'

"'You dare-devil,' replied the goddess, you are always wanting to fight somebody or something; you will not let yourself be beaten even by the immortals. For Scylla is not mortal; moreover she is savage, extreme, rude, cruel and invincible. There is no help for it; your best chance will be to get by her as fast as ever you can..."

- The Odyssey

This is on of the most complex shots I have done. It is a composite of 5 horizontal images shot at two different times. I shot the first set of five after sunset to capture some light in the FG. For each of those exposures I had to add 20% to each following exposure time to keep the exposure value the same. Then, I shot each of the pano slices again 45 minutes later to get the sky. Again, I had to increase each consecutive exposure, this time by only 10%, to achieve the same exposure value through out each slice. Then I combined each exposure slice - foreground with sky. Lastly I put each of the five blended shots together into a complete pano. Finished it off with some levels and selective color adjustments.

After all that, I hope it works for people. It was a huge undertaking and it was very difficult to accurately pre-visualize the finished piece so some of the elements might not be perfectly placed.

p.s. Just for clarity, the color on the clouds is the setting new moon. That is why there is so much color.

www.thelandbeyond.net
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Daily Deviation

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Suggester said; "In terms of 'DD Suggestion' qualities for me, this picture has 4... Beautiful waterfall, fantastic mountains, Milky way, and a sunset. Not to mention the fact the composition is gorgeous and excellently captured!"

Scylla and Charybdis by *ColinHSillerud ( Suggested by AgonizingSwordfish and Featured by Anoya )
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saphireta Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   General Artist
incredible capture! great composition, colours and exposure :nod: Fantastic sky details too!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks again, Dan!  I appreciate it!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   General Artist
welcome!
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swaeli Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Photographer
My godness... This shot is Marvelous Colin ! Congrats! 
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!!  It is one of my personal favorites :)
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Sofiwick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Photographer

Hi! This photograph was chosen to be featured in the article "Passion-for-Photo's Best of the Year Feature 2013!" by our group #Passion-for-Photos! Your art is awesome!

Here is the link: passion-for-photos.deviantart.…

Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:

Happy 2014!

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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much Sofi!!!  It is an honor.
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foureyes Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
:heart: :clap:
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Sir!
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:iconcolinhsillerud:
ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much!!
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ahmedspeculates Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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harrmed Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
incredible

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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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Irenezolea Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I live near Scilla ^_*!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice!!!  I would be there all the time if I lived in the vicinity.
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Irenezolea Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Still dont understand how these pano blends work.  No way to line up the shot once the camera is moved...killer work.

aF
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hey Aaron,

I make sure the trip pod is head is level.  Then I keep track of the rotational tripod position of each of the first shots.  Then for the second round, I return to each of those positions.  The shots don't line up exactly, so I auto-align them in PS.  It then crop out the parts that don't line up and run em through pano software of choice.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
hmmm, i guess if you know where the line on the pan head is that makes sense.  never used those silly numbers before :P  good thinking tex.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha, I hate Texas.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
who doesnt ;)
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Absolutely breathtaking, thank you!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)!!
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
:D
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Alaarips Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured Here
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)!!!
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Darn right epic :D
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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jaelise Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your work has been featured here: jaelise.deviantart.com/journal… :boogie:
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks man!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problemo ((:
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KerensaW Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Simply stunning work
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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Sofiwick Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Photographer

Hi! This photograph was chosen to be featured in the monthly news article by our group #Passion-for-Photos and it’ll be also moved to our “Feature” folder! Your art is awesome!

Here is the link: passion-for-photos.deviantart.…

Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:

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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much, Sofiwick!!
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joannacora Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks a ton, Olivia!!
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much.
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Joes-Photo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
woooooow!!! O.O
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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Buszujacy-w-zbozu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very impressive and complex photograph. I can image amount of planning (and little confusion maybe? :D) it required. Great job.
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