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Candle Lit Lake by PeterJCoskun Candle Lit Lake by PeterJCoskun
After driving all the way up to the grand canyon in the middle of the night with a friend of mine to make it there in time for some night shooting and a sunrise we decided to head back towards Phoenix taking a few detours. While we never got any great night shots nor a grand sunrise, just being up there is always a pleasure. After sunrise we headed towards Sedona and tried to figure out a good spot for sunset. We still had a few hours to spare until anything began to happen, so we drove around a bit to take in some of the fall foliage around town. Suddenly, an idea popped into my head. I knew I had to be at work at 4am the next day, so I didn't want to have to drive almost four hours from the canyon after sunset, nor two from Sedona. I remembered a place that was on my autumn location list, Watson Lake. Every now and then I see a decent image from here and have seen a few with golden fall colors scattered around. The clouds were shaping up for some possibly epic light conditions, so we stuck around until sunset. My buddy had went to the shoreline to scout out some compositions and I remembered seeing this tree while we were both down there. I figured I would head to the top of the lake to get an expansive view at sunset (which I did), but then when the light seemed to disappear I turned around and saw this fiery red sky. I immediately ran down to where my friend was shooting (a similar comp in which I had visioned) and we were both lucky enough to get a shot of this incredible light show. What was even more exciting for me was the golden tree sticking out so perfectly against the granite with the sky on fire. A perfect combination of light, season, and landscape. The lack of sleep from this shoot was sooo worth it.

Watson Lake- Arizona. 

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:iconrachburns:
RachBurns Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful shot! You were exactly in the right place. I'm so jealous! XD
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ISS51 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful, amazing colors, shocking at its dreamy quality, the rocks, and the water, gorgeous!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Thank you I appreciate it!
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:iconiss51:
ISS51 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :)
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rhunel Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014   General Artist
Wow, completely stunning! I agree about the worth it (and the word "epic")!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thank you!
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KL-Adams Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful and serene.  The water is smooth as glass, and the color is devine.  Very nice, indeed~!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Thank you I appreciate it!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Looking good Peter!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thanks John!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Thanks I appreciate it!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome Peter....:iconminiravesplz:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   General Artist
fantastic colours!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thank you!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   General Artist
welcome!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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ahmedspeculates Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem man..
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patriciamakowska Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing colors!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Thank you!
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AlexFarrowHamblen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!

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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Thanks!
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Tanager Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Chasing a thousand sunsets, this is the kind of shot I always hope for. Fantastically captured. 
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you!
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
It was so worth it! Thanks for sharing, it is marvelous! :wow:
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thank you!
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barcon53 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
My pleasure!
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foureyes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Supernatural :love:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Thank you!
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Marszenka Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
STUNNING sky. Wow!!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Thank you!
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MarkHossackPhoto Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Thank you!
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MarkHossackPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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bydandphotography Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Thanks!
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freshberries Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the way that yellow tree composes with the background. Nice work on the photo :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Thank you!
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Mommynightskye Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013   Photographer
Priceless really. Well worth staying awake for this one.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thank you!
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Mommynightskye Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   Photographer
You're very welcome :)
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, gorgeous!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thank you!
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Deaths-Requim Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thanks!
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Deaths-Requim Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
You're very welcome!
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ZShellArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! It looks like the sky is on fire!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thank you! It sure looked like it was on fire!
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing !
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