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Silent night by PeterJCoskun Silent night by PeterJCoskun
This is a blend of two images. I took the first image at sunset at an ISO of 100 for a nice clean frame. Then I waited until the sun went away, boosted the ISO and began shooting some star shots. The star image was shot at ISO 3200. Scenes like these are not possible to the naked eye unless there is a full moon, and even then so, everything seems to be one color. This was shot on a moonless night as I had planned to capture as many stars as my camera could allow. Despite this area being in a wilderness area, the pink glow in the upper left is evidence of suburban sprawl. Something that is strangling these magnificent places and begins to take away from the "wild" of the wilderness experience. However, you can still see plenty of stars and can make out the faint milky way above. Because this image is a blend, not all the stars are visible. This shot took some planning and is a final product of one of my first projects this year. Don't be surprised if you see me post images from here in the spring and summer either because I have already planned to head back plenty of times. Sometimes, the work is worth it, but nothing ever beats just being out there, whether it's with a camera or not.

Superstition wilderness- Arizona.
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Joe-Werewolf Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maravilhosa, amei essa foto. :D Vai para os favoritos. ^^
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chrisauger45 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Amazing...thanks for sharing..keep up the good work!!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Thank you!
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teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :D Your photo is featured here... [link] ...!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thanks I appreciate it!
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teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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Rugspot Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful ! Love the visible stars.
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thank you!
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DANZIEG Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Photographer
really nice blending, i am not sure about that cactus you could minimaise the composition by framing the mountain and only one or two cactus.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I added the foreground cacti for variety of vegetation.
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Hecatonchires-00 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Is this 4 peaks? I dig what you did here. Good job =)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Thanks! These are the three sisters in the superstition mountains.
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Thank you!
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SuperMetroid2 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very beautiful
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you!
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Masterful blend. Looks very natural. I'd be curious to see what you could come up with on a moonlit night. :thumbsup:
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Thank you. That is something I would like to try another time out there. Probably won't be for quite a while though.
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Lesstraveledphotos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Beautiful composition, how long was the exposure for the second shot?
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Thank you! The second image was shot at 30 seconds at ISO 3200.
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Lesstraveledphotos Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Very cool! Thanks for the info, I'll have to try this technique sometime!
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Trashins Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Thank you!
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ArizonaRed Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! Glad to see someone else finds the beauty in my home state! Absolutely gorgeous capture!! Despite the abhorrent urban sprawl, the pink hue gives this just a bit of something extra. I love spending time out in the Superstitions, so thank you for sharing this beautiful place with dA!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Thank you! I love this area, its just far enough from the city but close enough for comfort.
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I love your use of blending to achieve the colours in the rocks and in the sky. The rocks are majestic and look like they are framed by the tall cactus in the midground. I find however that the slightly blurred and rather light small foreground cactus distracting. But none-the-less i love the image.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thank you. I would have preferred a near far comp with the cholla and blend for DOF then blend both exposures together, but my lens isn't wide enough to get the perspective I desired. Trying to find a great foreground was tough, but I will certainly be back in the future and work with different compositions and techniques.
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
wonderful - all the best. Be able with a wide angle lens to change the whole feel, and probably get a less centralised foreground. Brilliant.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
With all the cactus around there are only three of those cholla beneath the mountain, and all are in awkward places to set up for a photo.
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
i was thinking more of the foreground one being central but hey, happy hunting. Gorgeous place to be and you made so much of the light which is over half the battle don't you think? Light makes or breaks any photo.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Indeed. I appreciate the feedback!
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Very nice photograph
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thank you!
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Kassaine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
beautifully photo. I'd love to go there and see such beauty.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thank you!
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crypticfragments Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
yours is much much better (stunning actually) and closer
but...I have a virtually identical view...

loved that place
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thank you! It is a remarkable place for sure.
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thanks!
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic pic! :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thank you!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely! :heart:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thanks!
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MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome!
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thanks!
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andytehEPIC Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot! :heart: I love the colors and the sky and...EVERYTHING about this picture~! :squee:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you!
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Jan 19, 2012, 5:46:44 PM
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