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Salt river temple by PeterJCoskun Salt river temple by PeterJCoskun
Well holy moly did I get an unexpected surprise this evening. What was forming into an incredibly undramatic evening turned into something otherworldly. I wasn't sure whether a thunderstorm was about to cross over the cliffs, but if it did, I was not in a good place. Luckily there was no thunder or lightning, but just out of nowhere when I wasn't paying attention to the cliffs and was shooting something else I saw this epic showcase of light over the mountain. This was one of the most unreal sights I have witnessed and really some of the best light I ever had. It only lasted about a minute, and I made sure I fired more than a few frames. I got a bit wet shooting here and had to wipe my lens off after each shot.

Lower salt river, Arizona.

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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013

I could worship at this temple :worship:

Fabulous capture! :clap:

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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Thank you!
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Julian-Bunker Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Wonderful photograph. This image captured a unique element of light that I rarely see. A fantastic glow dominates the main feature and truly carries a lot of power and emotion. Great placement of the small turbulent area in the water in the left foreground, it provides a nice sense of balance. I really enjoy the last few photograph you have posted, keep up the great work!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Thanks! The light was pretty special and was fortunate to have such conditions. I wish there were more rapids at t his spot, but don't have too much control over that.
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice !
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thanks!
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GradyArt Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the turbulence of the water and the surprising light on the rock! The colors are great--very well done!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thank you!
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Integritydesign Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
nice capture!

:)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thanks!
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Meema Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great one Pete, way to capitalize on that great light.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thanks Wayson, it was a sight to behold.
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aprmason Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Peter,

Stupendous.

Toni.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you!
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aprmason Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
You are welcome.
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AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you!
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RandomAV1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!! I love the motion in the river. Do you use a ND filter?
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you! I used two graduated ND filters, a 3 stop soft edge for the sky and mountain and then a 2 stop soft edge for the water.
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MatusMajer Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   Photographer
Great Capture! Beautiful Composition!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really great pic! :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   General Artist
Stunning as always~! ^_^
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you!
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's amazing what some dedication and patience will produce. Gorgeous!! Glad the light cooperated instantaneously!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you! I'm glad it did too.
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MaximeCourty Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous lighting. Nice composition, very clear.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you!
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TurquoiseMoon Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. This really is amazing, it seems you captured it very well, too. :thumbsup: I sometimes think that an evening is going to be dull, nature always proves me wrong with an incredible evening.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thank you! The last few times it has been cloudy I have missed great sunsets, I wasn't going to miss another.
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