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Desert view last light by PeterJCoskun Desert view last light by PeterJCoskun
After a week of heavy winds and not so great weather for the most part to photograph (gray skies or no clouds), this last stop at the grand canyon gave me the shot I was hoping for. All week I had been looking for those soft clouds for the sun to break through and illuminate. It wasn't until this evening I got what I wanted. The scene itself could not have been any better. After the light dipped below the horizon, that beautiful twilight glow in the clouds emerged and covered the canyon in soft subtle hues of pinks and reds. The array of colors shown here was mind blowing. I almost missed the shot just because I was so concentrated on taking in the moment. This was by far the highlight shot of the trip. It is also one of triumph as this is the only chance I have had thus far successfully photographing a canyon sunset. Just a little bit of clouds can take one of the most difficult subjects to photograph and make it somewhat unique in a sense.

Desert view- Grand canyon national park, Arizona
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Kveria Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! Would you mind if I used this on a role-playing site that I'm creating? All I'm doing is cropping and adding text, and you will of course be credited.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Sure go ahead as long as there is no monetary value involved. Would love to see the end result as well. Thank you for asking.
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Kveria Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing, I'll send you the link when I'm finished with it. It might take a while though; it's a lot more work that I'd first anticipated, doing it on my own this time around.
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Arnonyl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Photographer
This picture is more than amazing, there are no words.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Thank you!
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aficionada-de-arte Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
you're picture has been featured here [link] :hug:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thanks I appreciate it!
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egliukse Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
wow such colorful desert :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Thanks!
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Breathtaking scenery ..Which period of the year was this? Arizona must be wonderful..I cant' wait to go there next month..my first time to the USA, you have no idea of how excited I am !
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Thanks! This was taken early summer (beginning of june). Arizona is quite an amazing place with so much to see. You will definitely enjoy your visit!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You're featured here: [link]
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Thanks! I appreciate it!
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EmosTookOverTheWorld Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful...i wish i was back home..(there)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Thanks!
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EmosTookOverTheWorld Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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11AM-Daydreamer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what a wonderful capture, you took it at the right time too
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Thanks!
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11AM-Daydreamer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :)
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carlos170691 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what a color... and amazing view!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Thanks!
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IN-Photo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors as everyone else have said. The landscape really is special there. Very nice atmosphere :)

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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Thank you!
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cptnsuz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Very pretty sunset colors. Nicely captured.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Thanks!
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DrThunder1963 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thanks!
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lisah2625 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Outstanding! Such a fantastic shot ;)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thank you!
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ahko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Wow, look at those colors!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thanks!
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SyLoBe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It´s really beautiful!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thank you!
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SyLoBe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You´re welcome :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous work! :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Thank you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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simple-squamous Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
masterful
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Thanks!
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Great job on getting the moment you were looking for! Good timing man. Well worth the effort
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Thanks! I think it paid off well
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Definitely!
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   General Artist
This was definetly worth the wait! It's Gorgeous!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Thank you!
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KatanaZX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Amazing!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Thanks!
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duende01 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is unique, but I'm going to imagine the Grand Canyon Park like this until I manage to go there one day. :heart:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Well when you get there make sure to wait for the end of the day.
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duende01 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the advice, I will :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   General Artist
stunning light, nice one :)
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