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The Dancer by ColinHSillerud The Dancer by ColinHSillerud
A half moon rose over my shoulder providing the soft foreground illumination about twenty minutes after the sun had set. This is 6 equal exposures blended for focus. Each frame was shot at 2.8 to preserve the fixed stars.

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Copyright Colin H Sillerud
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Eliasome Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Photographer
May I ask what tripod(s) you use?  I am looking to buy one and am asking for recommendations (willing to spend up to $300 USD).
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WalterSoprano Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
< Magnificent  !!!!  great Work sir !!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
:iconwater-and-nature-art: featured your art [link]
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Brilliant.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Jenny.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
MY pleasure.
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Pale---Rider Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Yet another fine example of the difference between a photograph, and a snap :-)
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Arafinwearcamenel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Nice compo with the tree, the rock the clouds and the stars. Well done.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Gilles! welcome to DA.
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Arafinwearcamenel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
You're welcome. And thank you.
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flowersofcarnage Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Colin =) Featured
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)!!
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flowersofcarnage Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
:XD:
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Julian-Bunker Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Beautiful composition Colin, I'm blown away how well these elements in the foreground work with one another, each line leads to another line slightly deeper in the image, the tree acting as a fantastic transition from the foreground to the stars above. very well thought out, and very well executed!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you Sir! This whole region [upper reaches of Zion] is all lines, lines, lines...
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   General Artist
awesome tree, very cool :D
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   General Artist
welcome :D
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your artwork has been featured here: [link]
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Smileyface1015 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
This Is AMAZING!!!! It looks like the tree is danceing!!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I actually changed the name after this comment! Couldn't figure out exactly what I wanted to call it, but your comment said it perfectly! Thanks again.
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Smileyface1015 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Your welcome! Glad I could help. : )
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great shot, really nicely composed and fine exposure!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Much appreciated Drew!
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Amazing! :love::heart:
Love that tree, it looks so dramatic, and the stars are subtle but really add to the overall impression of the piece <3 :wow:
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Haha, I dind't recognize your new image. Quite a change from your last - first looked like a nice bird, but this is like the bird just hit a car at 70mph.

oh it's a paw! didn't see it at first, but it still looks like bloody death.

anyway, glad ya like it! I wanted to do something different and had the halfmoon to balance the twilight. was a tough one though. had about 2 min.s when the illumination was in balance.
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Hahaha! :giggle: Yeah, I'd had the same icon for so long that people didn't initially recognise me ;) :rofl:
And yeah, the paw's supposed to be fairly subtle - it's meant to be a bloody pawprint made by one of my Krovendrakk species :D

No problem at all, Colin <3 :glomp: And you got the balance just perfect :love:
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akoSiTangLaw Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! it's so beautiful :)
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)!
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SMerle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
love the night sky against this amazing tree and rock.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)!
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
The since the only stacking was for focus, the stars/background was all the same shot.

for the technique, i shot 5 exposures [i think], all at f2.8, 400iso, 30s and aligned them with PS's auto align tool, then masked in the portions of correct focus from each shot/layer.
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da-phil Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful capture mate ;)

interesting approach in order to make the stars visible without pushing the ISO too high. how did you finally handle to stars in the exposure stack? i would expect to see star trails or even star copies if you don't mask out the stars for 5 exposures!?
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
The since the only stacking was for focus, the stars/background was all the same shot.

for the technique, i shot 5 exposures [i think], all at f2.8, 400iso, 30s and aligned them with PS's auto align tool, then masked in the portions of correct focus from each shot/layer.
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da-phil Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
phew, sounds like a lot of work ;)
i thought you were making use of some sort of automatic focus-blending tool / plugin.
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
this shot was actually pretty easy. 15 layers in a slot canyon on the other hand... yeah, i think there are plug-ins, but most of them are for speed, not precision. PS is the best for custom work that i've used so far.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent work
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Wonderfully composed, almost reminds me of some of the artwork from LP covers in the '70's
(Richard(?) Dean I think was the artist - albums by the band Yes come to mind) Cheers :)
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
haha, i can see that.
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Rhollies Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Brilliant image!
I am a freelance artist and would like your permission to use this image for a painting?
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ColinHSillerud Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for asking! I would like to see some of your work first before I give permission. Might you be able to take a couple shots and post them on here?
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yuanyuanyuan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
great captured...

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salam senyum :) -u1-
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Metallicakingsofrock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
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white-white Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
:+fav:
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Metallicakingsofrock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Very interesting image. I love the gradation of the sky with the stars. The comp works well here and the cloud completes the image. Where was this taken?
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Very interesting image. I love the gradation of the sky with the stars. The comp works well here and the cloud completes the image. Where was this taken?
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
15 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Nov 14, 2010, 8:12:36 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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