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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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