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I was lucky enough to make a trip up to the paria plateau with a few other photographers to photograph some passing storms. This was a location I had dreamed of photographing for a few years now and could barely contain my excitement on the drive in. Unless you know of this place, it's best to keep it relatively to yourself. After miles of 4x4 sand roads, you see a massive mound of sandstone signaling the arrival of the location. The light was beginning to break through the clouds and we witnessed some heavenly light at sunset. The following morning, myself and another photographer headed out in the dark to try some night photography. The skies here are some of the darkest I've ever seen, which doesn't surprise me with how remote it is here. After the stars disappeared a storm front moved in and provided us with some very dramatic skies before and after sunrise. I was attracted to the sandstone patterns here as the colors between the sky and landscape yielded some great photographic opportunities. I felt like a kid in a candy store. Every little corner of the stone offers fantastic photography. I was happy to have finally visited this location, and plan to return over the summer for some more dramatic weather.

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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Cool 
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Thanks!
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
The sheer impact the colors of this photo has on me made it an instant :+fav: for me... absolutely gorgeous!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gorgeous photograph has been featured here: [link]
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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Romylyn Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Stunning . . . . ♥♥
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thank you!
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nongOui Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
:O Very beutiful! I envy you... I'd like to be there! :D
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Thank you!
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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
alajslfjsldafj, the light! You captured a pristine moment in time. That dark sky contrasts so perfectly with the fiery stone. I am just a little bit envious right now. ;)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thank you! That is exactly what drew me to this scene. This place is incredible. Definitely dying to go back.
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elizaturquoise Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
So beautiful, I want to be there :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thank you!
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A2Matos Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Photographer
This great work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 34 [link]
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM.

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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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groovyjeff Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
South or north? I wanted to go back there last year and the BLM people said the road was impassable. I really like your work.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Thank you! This is from white pocket, which is east of the actual coyote buttes wilderness area. This area does not require a permit, but a 4x4 is an absolute must with high clearance. There are lots of deep sand hills that would be horrible to get stuck in, as there isn't a whole lot of traffic here.
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groovyjeff Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
When we go camping, we always go way back in the ginkies where we are by ourselves. We are going out Memorial Day weekend and don't want to get more that 3-4 hours from the valley. Any suggestions that would lend itself to doing some shooting?
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Depending on the weather, I might suggest woods canyon lake up by Payson. Watson lake in Prescott. The Sedona and Oak Creek areas and Flagstaff. Especially with the heat that is suppose to pick up. I would suggest any lake or river up north. Wildflowers should be blooming around Sedona and Payson right now. The grand canyon could be good too if the weather calls for any storms.
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groovyjeff Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You live in the Valley or up north? We are in Surprise and don't get up that way near enough.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Down in the valley. I try to head north as often as I can especially during the warmer months.
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groovyjeff Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I live north of Surprise about 6 miles out in the desert. There is a bunch of BLM land 3 miles north of me if you would ever need a shooting partner. Looking at your stuff, I'm thinking I can learn a lot from you!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
There's a ton of area I still have yet to explore out here. Definitely going to try and explore some of the lesser seen parts of the state. It wouldn't surprise me if we ran into each other somewhere in the desert hah.
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Romylyn Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Stunning . . . Oh I miss Arizona so much.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Thank you!
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TheLavenderKitty Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Thank you!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
perfect sky colors to accentuate the rocks :love:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thank you!
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augenweide Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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MBKKR Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Those colors work great! A beauty :D
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thank you!
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great contrast !
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thank you!
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Trashins Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Thank you!
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ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty much mindblowing!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Thank you!
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ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsweethugplz: My pleasure!!
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ExplicitStudios Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Photographer
great tones!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Thank you!
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mamork Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing !
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Thanks!
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