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Dreaming of gold by PeterJCoskun Dreaming of gold by PeterJCoskun
I have wanted to create a photo like this for quite some time. I still haven't perfected it (really have to choose the right conditions), but I was pretty pleased with this outcome. I enjoy spending time photographing in the dark. It set's up an entire new vision to create images. The moon was half full and extremely bright allowing the colors of the mountain to show themselves. This was around a three minute exposure as the clouds passed through the sky giving that ever so dreamy effect on a long exposure. The pink glow is from the distant city lights and mixture of reflecting moonlight. My goal was to layer multiple exposures and manually blend them together. I took 27 three minute exposures in hopes of getting longer star trails. Well, because layer after layer of clouds rolled through many of the exposures on the sky were washed out only leaving smaller and much dimmer trails. Almost feels as if I wasted all that time on those exposures, but you learn from these experiences. I opted to choose just one of the frames from the evening with my favorite position of the clouds and just work on that one. I ended up working about half of the exposures. This one though I really liked the best. The way the clouds burst over the mountain really helped give me the title. And if your not familiar with the story behind these mountains, there is supposedly gold hidden within them yet to be found. So a dreamy sky mixed with a tale of hidden gold, what could have made it better? Suppose I'll end up out there again trying to get that "perfect" shot, for now though this will do.

Superstition mountains- Arizona
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TatteredXTrivial Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to live in Gilbert, AZ - right near Apache Junction. Seeing these mountains again here... it's amazing. And the effects you've used show them for what they really are - nothing short of magical. ♥
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
Thank you! Not too many effects, just some special moments in nature.
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icygumball3000 Feb 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
really great work, man
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icygumball3000 Feb 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
np
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:iconcassannder:
Really love this one <3
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:iconfluffybinladen:
Well, in my experience, and from what I've heard from others, the perfect shot is only something that happens to other people. To be completely honest, this seems like a darn near perfect shot. The halo of light shining around the mountains hints at something almost spiritual, and reinforcing the title's "Dreaming". All in all, a beautiful picture. Well done.
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
Thank you, I appreciate your thoughts on the image. As for it being perfect, I think I got something perfect. Just not what I envisioned.
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