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February 23, 2013
As Darkness Falls by ~ColinHSillerud
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As Darkness Falls

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.

To Purchase a print, please visit my website: [link]
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671x970px 208.13 KB
Shutter Speed
25/1 second
Focal Length
14 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 5, 2012, 10:10:07 AM
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Chandrakant's avatar
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.
CaptainElsa's avatar
very beautiful shot :)
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IsabellaNY's avatar
*** STUNNING *** :wow:
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Thanks very much, Isabella!
IndieAlternativeRock's avatar
Thank-you for allowing dxSkiesOfTheNightxb to feature your picture! :)
gingado's avatar
Your work is featured...maybe you like it

ColinHSillerud's avatar
Awesome feature!  Love the color theme.  Honored to be a part.
Shadowkey392's avatar
Beautiful shot
MrJmZack's avatar
Just found this through Tumblr. What a beautiful shot, so peaceful…
ColinHSillerud's avatar
Right on, Thanks.  I had no idea it was on there.  Do you have the link?
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It was shared by e4rthy, using the share button. It links back to this page, and gives your name/credit as the creator.
mistersingh's avatar
Very beautiful shot.
Congrats for the DD:heart:
ColinHSillerud's avatar
Thank you and thank you :)
WTek79's avatar
A mind blowing view ! Hope I will get there one day ! :)
ColinHSillerud's avatar
Thank you, Sir. I hope you get there too :)
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