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Alone by PeterJCoskun Alone by PeterJCoskun
If there were ever an image that showcased an intense sense of feeling for me than this was it. The title pretty much sums it up. Standing here alone in the pre sunrise glow in the cool crisp eastern sierra air beneath these beautiful mountains is something I won't soon forget. Arriving in the dark almost hitting a healthy group of deer, I wandered about until I found something of interest. Luckily, there were some wildflowers blooming. These bright yellow mule ears caught my attention and I searched for the perfect plant to photograph. Believe it or not, the exposure times started at roughly 20 seconds, and I had to worry about the slight breeze swaying the flowers around. After the light broke over the horizon, I was able to get the exposure to less than 5 seconds and I tried my best to block any sort of wind from blowing the flowers around. I was hoping there would be clouds, but even without them this ended up being a very colorful scene. With nobody around for miles, the only sounds being the morning breeze and distant rushing water of Mcgee creek I truly felt as if I was the first person to view this landscape. It was true bliss and one of the few moments where I truly and spiritually connected with nature. Everyone should experience a morning like this.

John muir wilderness- California.

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:iconsabbathsibby:
SabbathSibby Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very nice photo!

Which lens did you use?
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Thank you! I used a canon 17-40mm
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emptyfile Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Lovely! I like this flowers on first plane.
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thank you!
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Snapplemunk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite pictures of yours ^-^ I love your description and I sympathize whole-heartedly. I had a similar experience in Sequoia Nat'l Park... off the beaten path quite a ways the trees opened up to this spring-green meadow so verdant that all I could see was that shade of green. There were no cars, no other people, just me and the birds and the meadow... I actually had to remind myself to start breathing again <:3 If everyone had an experience like that, I don't think there would be any more wars.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it! These are the kinds of moments that make the adventures worth it. Pure solitude.
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful stuff.
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful! The background is the final touch. Wonderful composition!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconmarietteberndsen:
MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Everyone should experience a morning like this.
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Yes they should.
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ErinMariel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really, really nice shot!!!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Thank you!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Superb, and I adore the information that came with the shot. Thank you so much for sharing it with us
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
No problem and thank you for looking!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really wonderful pic! :)
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Thank you!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
I've felt that at times--it can't be replaced by anything, that connection. Not even a close marriage can compare (which is probably the reason my wife hides my camera and shoots jealous looks when I announce I'm heading out in the wee hours of the morning to shoot)

Excellent image and story :clap:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Thank you!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
You're welcome :)
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dandelion-field Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful artwork has been featured here. I'd love it if you can check it out and :+fav: it and other amazing artworks in it. :hug:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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dandelion-field Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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rlcreatif Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow the colours in this photo are amazing. This is beautiful!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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GregArps Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Great work dude!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot. Well done.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Thank you!
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1-90 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent photo.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Thank you!
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1-90 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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0924Kay Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
The depth in this photo is wonderful !!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Thank you!
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME WORK :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Thanks!
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Photographer
i've experienced moments like yours...just never in such a grand setting..almost gave me chills reading your description...most excellent job with the long exposure and dof here...wonderful image!! :clap:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Photographer
you're most welcome!
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photo. I love how clear the yellow flowers are in the foreground and yet the background is in focus too. The colors are so rich. Outstanding shot! Thanks for sharing.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Thank you!
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I also enjoyed reading your description and experience finding and taking this shot. :^)
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franckophone Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very picturesque! these are located in north eastern cali?
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May 24, 2012, 5:49:17 AM
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