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Dust off the Palisades by PeterJCoskun Dust off the Palisades by PeterJCoskun
After awaking to clear skies in the below freezing darkness of the morning, we drove to our sunrise location in hopes for something dramatic to happen. As we arrived at our spot, we noticed a large "fog" bank that appeared to be creeping closer towards us. As we waited and waited and watched the glow of pre sunrise begin to appear at the opposite horizon, we decided to step outside and give it a look to see if was worth our time. As soon as we close the doors, it began snowing briefly yet consistently. It was still about 30 minutes before sunrise and we saw the cloud begin to clear from the west and unveil the canyon. This was a gift, as the pre sunrise earth shadow gave a beautiful display over the freshly dusted canyon. However, once the sun rose, that snow cloud lit up in a beautiful display of light over the desert view watch tower and palisades of the desert (the cliffs closest to the left). It was a magical morning, and well worth trudging through the deep snow drifts in the balmy -9 and lower temps. While the foreground may lack for some, I think it perfectly portrays the feeling of being a desolate and unforgiving landscape, yet draped in beautiful white snow.

Lipan Point- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

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claudiosilvaphotos Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo... Well done! :highfive:
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augenweide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your great work is featured here...[link]
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I think the foreground lacks for nothing, really. Perfect!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thank you!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
You're welcome :)
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H8BTalways Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
fantastic capture
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you!
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Luminovia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woaah, pretty!~
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks!
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Penboa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Beautiful work.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome Peter...
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing photo! :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thanks!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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H8BTalways Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
great colours
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Stunning!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thanks!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
You're very welcome!
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   Photographer
You said it in your description, "magical" !! Great work Pete!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thanks Leasha, it better had been magical or I would have been pissed sitting out in the cold for nothing lol.
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