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Falling fire by PeterJCoskun Falling fire by PeterJCoskun
A burst in the clouds is highlighted by the setting sun over Sedona. I watched as this shower moved towards me and heard the loudest bang of thunder I have heard in a while. I figured it was time to get off the hill.

Incoming storm- Sedona, AZ
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Raizo0 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
HDR?
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
No single exposure double processed in RAW.
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
your beautiful art is featured [link]
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
My sincere pleasure!
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CaLisTac Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great colours! just stunning
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thank you!
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collectiveone Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Sick photo man!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thanks Nick!
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janneward Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the all the richness of textures here. The roiling clouds, the craggy rock face, the spiky plants. The fantastic light in the background is great too of course. I wonder, would it push the composition or hurt it to enhance the lighting on the plants in the foreground? That cactus seems to want to have more warm light reflected on it....maybe that's just me thinking in painting terms...
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Thanks! The foreground was much much darker than what it appears to be, to keep the exposure without blowing the highlights too bad forced me to underexpose the plants and later pull out the colors in PS. Brightening them anymore would make them appear noisy/grainy and not as smooth as they really are.
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janneward Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. I was just curious. I don't know photography.... But yeah- you wouldn't want to risk the integrity of it just for that. It really is a cool shot though!!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! You've been featured here: [link]
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Thanks I appreciate it!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous. :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Thanks!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Patatrrakk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
ho my god!!beautiful!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Thanks!
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vajlent Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Stunning picture! :P
Wanna share it in higher res?
Send me a note ;)

Cheers
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inkognitusfaber Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
WHAAAAAT?! Lucky u !
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thanks!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo
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TurquoiseMoon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, your photography! I'm still in love with it! It makes me love it even more knowing the places it's taken at, because I've been there, and they're gorgeous! Keep up the fantastic work! This one's so stunning! :love:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thank you I appreciate it!
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coulombic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Photographer
Really cool, great compositional elements, but. . . so dark.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thanks, I know what you mean. This was a really difficult exposure to handle because of the stark contrast from the sun and the landscape. I had to underexpose the image just so the highlights weren't completely blown, then used several layer masks to bring back the color in the foreground and the overall landscape. I just didn't want to make it look too fake with a ton of masks.
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coulombic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Photographer
I completely understand your desire for it to remail "natural" looking, but as soon as you lightened the foreground, you lost the "naturalism." Having an evident gradient like this is actually pretty unnatural to the eye. The eye, afterall, can handle some 37.5 f/stops of dynamic range. Just go for it? Try to accurately expose the whole scene without blowing the highlights.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
This looked close to what I actually saw. Of course nothing can compare to what my eye had seen.
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It made for a great shot, though!! Good job!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thank you!
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roxysweetie7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thanks!
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous Pete!! :heart:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thank you!
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bigmaddog33 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
amazing!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thanks!
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bigmaddog33 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
ur welcome! :D
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electricit Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
^ Minecraft, tell me Im wrong =P
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Sprits Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is stunning, like honestly one of the best pictures I've ever seen. Like the sky is on fire!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thank you I appreciate it!
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Wow stunning! This place must be amazing..I am going there next week, I am so excited! What's the weather like these days?? I have absolutely NO IDEA!!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
It is an amazing place. When I was up there it was really nice weather wise in the high 70's low 80's but there were storms passing by so it helped the temp drop. Normally this time of year its in the upper 80's to mid 90's.
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icygumball3000 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is probably the coolest one I've seen from you. :)
AWESOME! :iconhokaiplz:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Thank you!
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icygumball3000 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
You are quite welcome! :)
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