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Darryl Van Gaal
Works at Automotive manufacturing.
Attended Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School
Lived in Waterford, Ontario
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Shooting when I can....

Went to watch my nephew play a game the other day.
Yes goal-tending does seem to run in the family.
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Unfortunately I was fighting clouds on Sunday night.
This was the best I could do.

Shot with the Canon 6d and Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Non IR

#supermoon   #lunareclipse  
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Magnifique...
👏 Mr.Darryl Van Gaal!
Good fighting!👍
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Unfortunately I was fighting clouds on Sunday night.
This was the best I could do.

Shot with the Canon 6d and Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Non IR

#supermoon   #lunareclipse  
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+Darryl Van Gaal looks fantastic Darryl. I saw the red moon for about 20 seconds before it was blocked again by clouds!! To bad
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Some things are meant to stand the test of time.....
Most however are in the heavens above and not created on earth by the hands of man!

Year to year little changes in the night sky, however the same can't be said about the scenery here on earth.  This beach was once filled with houses.  Mother nature had other plans.  Many of the Hastings Drive cottages were wiped out 30 years ago by a brutal winter storm.  although several cottages remain, this is what remains in this particular plot of land.

This image is two exposures.  One for the sky and one taken right after for the foreground.
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Hope you are enjoying your labour  Weekend too. +Darryl Van Gaal 
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With all the extra hours I'm putting in at work, I've had precious little time to shoot with the lovely Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 (which is awesome by the way).

This image is a single click of the shutter, shot as the moon was dipping in the western sky.  I'll definitely be returning to this location for a moonless shot one of these days when I have some more time.

All of the data should be attached to the image. 

#longpoint   #moon  
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An old scene with a new lens.

I recently purchased the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD to use for shooting Landscape Astrophotography.

To date this is probably one of the best purchases I've made!!
It blows away ANYTHING I've used previously!

If you'd like to see more of my images stop by 
www.darkclearskies.com
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I stand corrected +Joel Swerdlow :)
Glad to hear it's close to new knee time!
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I always tell people that I only shoot at night...

Friends of mine were married last night and I was requested to bring my camera along to be another source of images.

This is one of my favorite images from the wedding.  It is always advantageous to visit the hall prior to the guests!!

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Nice!! I assume at the end of the night the tables were flipped like a bar room brawl? ;)
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for my friends over at Night Photography
 
Unfortunately I was fighting clouds on Sunday night.
This was the best I could do.

Shot with the Canon 6d and Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Non IR

#supermoon   #lunareclipse  
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Nice +Darryl Van Gaal​ and at least you got to see it. Happened during the middle of the day for us here in Sydney and was full cloud cover any way. Now to wait until 2033 which is when Australia gets a supermoon eclipse. 
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Some things are meant to stand the test of time.....
Most however are in the heavens above and not created on earth by the hands of man!

Year to year little changes in the night sky, however the same can't be said about the scenery here on earth.  This beach was once filled with houses.  Mother nature had other plans.  Many of the Hastings Drive cottages were wiped out 30 years ago by a brutal winter storm.  although several cottages remain, this is what remains in this particular plot of land.

This image is two exposures.  One for the sky and one taken right after for the foreground.
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thank you very much +Brother Khan 
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Trying new things.

I don't think I've ever purposely focused on the foreground interest and not worry about the stars.  
I actually like this look.  
Of course it could be done as a focus stack, but I intentionally wanted to try it this way.

What do  you think???
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What!  You mean there is more to life than the universe?  
Great shot, especially considering the contrasts.  I think a stack would have some serious blend problems, but it would be fun to try with these elements.
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With all the extra hours I'm putting in at work, I've had precious little time to shoot with the lovely Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 (which is awesome by the way).

This image is a single click of the shutter, shot as the moon was dipping in the western sky.  I'll definitely be returning to this location for a moonless shot one of these days when I have some more time.

All of the data should be attached to the image. 

#longpoint   #moon  
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so clear and luminous!
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I went out shooting tonight.....
Unfortunately I just wasn't feeling it....

I really need to get out more often to get the creative juices flowing.
image looks better large

for more of my images visit
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Work
Occupation
Coatings (Paint) defect analyst.
Skills
SPC, Coatings Defect Troubleshooting and Resolution
Employment
  • Automotive manufacturing.
    Defect Analyst (QSA), 1989 - present
    Automotive coatings C.S.I. - If something is there that shouldn't be, I'm your guy!
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Previously
Waterford, Ontario - Brantford, Ontario - Georgetown, Ontario - Sarnia, Ontario
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Is it dark out yet?
Introduction
Darryl is a photographer that has a special ardency for the night sky.
He specializes in both landscape and deep space astrophotography, his work has appeared as the NASA APOD as well as being seen in science and astronomy publications.

His involvement on Google Plus and his “Tips and Tricks” section on his blog are a testament to his willingness to share what he has learned during his growth as a landscape astrophotographer with other photographers who are willing to learn.

Why do I spend hours alone, capturing images of the night sky? 

In short, because I can, and because I care!!

Back in 1600’s when Galileo Galilei was looking through his homemade telescopes and publishing books about his findings, the night skies were so dark that the Milky Way Galaxy, Jupiter and Venus were bright enough to cast shadows on the ground.

Today most people in North America have never seen the Milky Way, it’s not that the stars are any less bright today, it’s that the glow from artificial light, and polluted skies are affecting our ability to see the stars.

In 2003 when the Northeast blackout occurred, 911 operators in North American cities received calls about a  “Strange Silvery Cloud” in the night sky.  For many, that was the first, and the last time they’ll ever see the milky way with their own eyes.

Unless we, as the caretakers of the earth, start using dark sky friendly lighting and take measures to reduce both the light and air pollution we release into the skies above, we may be one of the last generations able to see the Milky Way.

If my work inspires at least one person to become an advocate for the night sky, it will have been worth every second of time I’ve spent alone in the dark, or in the cold, with my lens pointed skyward.

Darryl W. Van Gaal

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No need for me to brag.
Education
  • Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School
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