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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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Black Bridge was my location of choice this morning for the Perseid meteor shower. This location is special because it's celebrating it's 100th Birthday.
It was predicted to be a good showing and it did not disappoint!
What better way to have a birthday then with fireworks?
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Beautiful, Darryl! Well done!
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Here is another image from the other night.
This one I processed the milky way slightly differently, and also went for a darker look with the foreground.

Hope you like,
Feel free to share and if you do like my photos, check out more at www.darkclearskies.com

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Camera Canon 6d
Lens Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 15mm f/2.8
Exposure 20s
ISO 3200
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Beautiful
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Show me your light.

This is the first time I have gone out shooting at night since the lunar eclipse in September! It felt really good to have the equipment out taking images of the night sky!
note to self.... get out more

I hope you enjoy the image as much as I enjoyed taking it.

If you wish to see more of my work, head over to www.darkclearskies.com
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Pictures can't bring all the beauty to your senses.

Although it's hard not to get a good image when visiting this area, I'd have to say that nothing beats being there!
The soothing sound of flowing water, the chirping birds, the smells of the forest....
As long as there are areas like this, I'll keep visiting.

Do me a favor if you do visit, take more garbage out, than you take in!
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Beautiful!
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Very sad. 😞
Researchers have come out with some new numbers on just how few of us are actually able to see the night sky.
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Spencer Gorge.
This as I've stated before is a photographers dream.
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I can see why 👍😉
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I wonder how many millions of people never get to see sights like this???

Shooting the night sky has a way of bringing peace to an otherwise hectic life.....
Night Images From Around Southern Ontario
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Here is another image from the other night.
This one I processed the milky way slightly differently, and also went for a darker look with the foreground.

Hope you like,
Feel free to share and if you do like my photos, check out more at www.darkclearskies.com

Data on the shot
Camera Canon 6d
Lens Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 15mm f/2.8
Exposure 20s
ISO 3200
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A quick edit from last night. This was the first time since the lunar eclipse that I was actually able to get out and shoot. On a side note my county has switched to LED shielded lights I think I'm already seeing the difference.
 
Show me your light.

This is the first time I have gone out shooting at night since the lunar eclipse in September! It felt really good to have the equipment out taking images of the night sky!
note to self.... get out more

I hope you enjoy the image as much as I enjoyed taking it.

If you wish to see more of my work, head over to www.darkclearskies.com
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How to Photograph Star Trails
http://darkclearskies.com/Tutorials-Tips-and-Tricks/ShootingStarTrails

I've posted this tutorial in the past, but since I've migrated it to my newer site, I thought I'd share it again.

Enjoy and share
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Here is the image I submitted for The PosterJack Canada's Golden Hour Photography Project. http://www.canadasgoldenhour.com/

I didn't make the top 12, but of course I wasn't shooting at night!

I'm still very pleased with this image and think the only thing that could have made it better would have been if the skies had not clouded over.

I will be making a return to this location, both in the day, and at night!
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You must be mixing me up with someone else +Darryl Van Gaal ! :)
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Tis a sad day :(
Gordie Howe has died. The beloved legend known as "Mr. Hockey" passed away Friday morning at 88 years of age.
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Sad say indeed... RIP Gordie
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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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Gender
Male
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