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When Day Becomes Night by kkart When Day Becomes Night by kkart
Photo Thoughts--- This was the sunset Tuesday evening over the Colorado Rockies and the National Wind Research Center outside of Boulder. It is kind of funny, I was REALLY trying to get to a location to shoot this sunset as my original location was blocked off because the dang highway was shut down. So driving around like a bat out of hell trying to get to a spot I finally found a couple that would work. At first I wasn't to keen on the green energy windmills but then I thought to myself that maybe I should actually try to work it into the composition and actually try to have a shot that would go beyond just a landscape. It wasn't exactly easy and quite challenging to try and do that as the landscape was just massive in size....one of those views that you can never have a wide enough angle lens for. If I zoomed in, I would lose the sky completely, so that wouldn't work obviously. In the end I decided to go with this composition which I felt was the strongest. I used my tripod, a wireless shutter release, a CPL and a 4 Grad ND to get it all. It was really a sight to see and photograph!
---John

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BldrJanet Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
John, I love this shot.  I was wondering if you would give permission for me to use this image (linked back to you, of course) in a newsletter I edit called "Small Wind News."  It goes out to about 3000 wind energy professionals, and is funded by the US Dept of Energy, which runs the National Wind Test Site you show in the corner.  Unfortunately, because we are government funded, we are not allowed to pay for photos in our publications (have to be good stewards of the taxpayers' funds and all that).  We run lots of photos of wind turbines, but it would be great to have something that is a different and more artistic perspective.  
I understand if you want to save this for some other purpose.  Just thought I'd ask.

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Lyood Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's wonderful ! I'm amazed. I used it to illustrate this musical composition : [link] if you want me to remove the picture no problem I'll do it asap. Keep up the great work :)
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Shikuru Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Photographer
Like a dream!
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WolfAndCat311 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
clouds *.*
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mewantsbekungfoo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
my god john... i've been staring at this photo for about 12 minutes now and its simply one of the most beautiful things i've ever seen. :)
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mst-photography Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow. Great capture. The clouds in the sky... stunning. Very beautiful.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!
You have been featured in my Best of May -feature!
Please check it out and give it a favourite if you enjoyed it. :heart:
Have a nice day!
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hirza Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
amaizing shottt... really love the sky and the composition... :)
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aieren Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful photo! :love:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
What a shot! Well done John:-)
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solefield Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice one!! I can never get a good shot from that spot. ;)
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gregorland Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Couldn't have done it any better ;)
Great work and personally I really like those windmills in your composition.
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RandomTechie27 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Very striking colors! I think the windmills work quite well :)
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starmic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
is the most beutifull sky!!
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Breathtaking sky!
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Phosus Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful colors! I live about 5 minutes from there. Quite a nice view ;)
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Domalom Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Someone give this a DD
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Terrific!:XD:
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kkart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Look! A spammer! Look! The block button!
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ummiehummie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
"Day becomes night"

Two steps from hell reference?
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RyouYamiBakura Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Whoa how strange. The instant I enlarged the photo, I could swear I saw those clouds moving <3
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thaliesen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing colors. The composition is simple but...rich too. Thank you for sharing!
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nouri-san Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
This looks wonderfull. A little mysterious and fantastic :)
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Permafry42 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks very similar to a level from the incredibly artistic video game Flower made by thatgamecompany.
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MurielLeeJones Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
wow! great pic!
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EricaMarie15 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
this is pretty amazing
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madsparksPIC Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
oh my gosh! this shot is beautiful! i really admire your photography skills :O i just started today and I would be honored if everyone would give me feedback on my photos:D thank you so much in advance!
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Genie27 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really awesome photo! very beautiful!!!! a great author once said that the night is just another part of day (Paulo coelho). :-)
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FlowerFreak Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a dramatic sky. Such colors....:heart: (sorry to say, we don't get sunsets or sunrises anything this good around here. *coughsuckstobemecough* :lol:)
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tessary Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much for sharing these beautiful sights with the world.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning shot John
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ZerokiWolf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I live in Aurora, and photos like this still makes me smile. I love living in Colorado, where we get to see such beautiful things like this everyday. :D
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teeregen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
WooooooaaaaaaaooooW
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AngelInGlass Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Lovely! I happen to live in Morrison, and used to live in Boulder, so I'm quite familiar with the area in which you took the picture. I like the fact that the windmills are there with the sunset. Speaks to me of humankind finally beginning to live harmoniously with naturekind.
Can you tell that I used to live in Boulder? LOL anyway, gorgeous photograph.
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tanishavp Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
the sky is so beautiful. great photo :)
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Scartographer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Photographer
What were your settings when you too this?
It's been a challenge for me to photograph the sky and keep the ground nicely exposed.
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Witchborg Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
:omg: wow! that's just spectacular! really much inspiring!
I love how nature becomes a permanent inspiration!
great job! congrats!
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lalune33 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Wow!
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CinnamonFumes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Ohhhh my Goddd... :drool:

I love the glow reflecting off the clouds in the dark spot.

Thank you so much for sharing!!!
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Czeresniak Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great colours and those windmills surely catch eyes, good thing that u decided to fit 'em into photo! :)
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely! :iconiloveitplz:
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Some-Fool Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Very nice. I live here and I've never seen that nice a sunset cloud composition over the front range. Good job.
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
John, for me this is an amazing shot.. Its is all about energy - and look how small the turbines are against what nature shares with us... I admit to being an Engineer and a "fan" of "windmills" / turbines.... but I think they are "rightly" dwarfed by the surroundings... Truly this is an AWESOME shot!!!! :iconawesome-plz:
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choso Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
WOOOOOOOOOOOOW
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capucines Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Beautiful! :la:
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nmsmith Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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Ingrambw Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done, excellent shot.
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how the sky is split up in this shot.. love it. It seems to show all in one place the day, evening/early morning and night and the light associated with it, and the color of the sky.
Absolutely beautiful capture.
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WildsideSky Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Photographer
totally thought I recognized the scene and read the description, and I was there last week :D
very nice shot
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