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Salt River Sunrise by PeterJCoskun Salt River Sunrise by PeterJCoskun
This is one of my favorite locations to be outside. It's a beautiful area that boasts waterways, lakes, dramatic cliffs, and if your lucky, wild horses. I come here often for photography, or just to get some peace and quiet and enjoy the view and listen to the water and aquatic life that calls this home. However, I have never been here for a sunrise. As a photographer, we begin to understand the best places for sunrises and sunsets and we plan accordingly to be ready for the action. This location is likely best suited for sunset shots. When I first started, I would try as hard as I could not to shoot towards the sun. That has changed greatly over the last year or so. I now prefer shooting towards the sun than having the sun behind me to light everything up. For one, it is a challenge to get the exposures correct and when your looking at the brightest areas possible its a little hard to see what exactly is going on. The one thing though that gets me every time, is the glow that emits over the horizon of my subjects. Mountains, cliffs, whatever it may be. There is always this beautiful glow at sunrise and sunset that just adds to the wonderful feeling I try to achieve with my photographs. In this case, I arrived well before sunrise knowing exactly where I wanted to be based on previous trips. Set my gear up and waited for the light. I wasn't expecting much or any color at all as it looked clear. The sun started to rise and the sky just exploded in pinks and oranges through the thin clouds. I thought perhaps I would have a chance to catch a sunstar between the cliffs, but the clouds blocked any hope for that. It still provided me that special glow I am so fond of and I was able to shoot a familiar scene under different lighting conditions. By the way, all that quiet I seek when coming here was quickly erased by duck hunters firing off their shotguns a few hundred yards away, not the best sound to hear in the morning. Anyways, this is the first image I will post of the year despite being photographed at the tail end of last year. Hope you enjoy!

Lower Salt River- Arizona.

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SerenissimaLuna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Just Beautiful :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Thank you!
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is outstanding.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Thank you!
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anglhwke Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love the reflection of the mountains in the water! Beautiful lighting as well! Love your work!Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Thank you!
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qwstarplayer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Photographer
the colors!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Thank you I appreciate it!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Thanks I appreciate it!
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adorell Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
magical landscape
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Thank you!
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MarkHossackPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thank you!
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MarkHossackPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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nerrinb Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, it's really lovely :D  I love the colors and of course the super balance of the photo
I never expect clear skies to get me any color either, but it seems there are things besides clouds in the sky which manipulate the sun's light! which is good for anyone who wants to take pictures, so I'm glad you saw the explosion of pinks :)
Too bad about the duck hunters!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thank you! There were very thin clouds that one couldn't quite see in the early morning until they began to turn color and shape.
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Joe-Werewolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nossa, muito incrível. Você é um ótimo fotógrafo.
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thank you!
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Joe-Werewolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada, cara.
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gouchrcouch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
LOVE IT! I'm Apache Jctn, AZ
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thanks!
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pengirl389265 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the soft colors!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you!
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LenseMan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice photograph
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
wonderful
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thanks!
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Beautiful picture with lovely colours and very artistic content
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you!
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SamiTookTheCupcake Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soo beautiful!Giggle  I'm beyond in love with it!Heart Heart 
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you!
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SamiTookTheCupcake Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!Heart 
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CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely lovely!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing pic! :)
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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fantasyfreag Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Wow I love it!^^
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you!
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fantasyfreag Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
hehe no prob!^^
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work. :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Beautiful!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thanks!
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful landscape good shot.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you!
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Jo-mama-Olds Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so breathtaking!! Gives me peace. I just lost my only
sister Nov. 2 & it's been rough. But, I take solace in my music
& your photos touch my soul for some reason. I've really
been dreaming I'm back in AZ lately! Maybe it's because
deep down that's where my heart is. That make sense??
 
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