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Sunrise in Paradise by PeterJCoskun Sunrise in Paradise by PeterJCoskun
A few weekends ago I had a chance to visit a place I have wanted to see since I started landscape photography. That place was Havasu Falls. Seeing photos of the majestic waterfalls that pour into turquoise pools just made it feel like it wasn't real. I got extremely lucky to have been invited during the best time of year and actually be able to make the trip. There were a lot of firsts for this trip, number one, it was a backpacking trip. This was something I had wanted to start doing long ago, and finally managed to get one trip in. I read numerous trip reports about this area claiming how difficult it can be and some even encouraging training for such a trek. I thought maybe I wouldn't make it back out and would have to helicopter out, but surprisingly it wasn't nearly as bad as it sounded. Secondly, I was knocking another spot of my photographic bucket list and would be spending two nights alongside the creek camping. It was a perfect combination. The first sight of the falls after hiking ten miles was breathtaking. You can hear it well before you see it. It literally looks like a painting peering off the edge of the trail. Our group needed to get camp set up before dark, so we ended up passing on a pretty good sunset (I should have ran back up the trail to get a shot), however, the first spot on this list was Havasu Falls at sunrise the very next morning. The sky looked clear in the pre sunrise light, but we were going to shoot regardless because the photo ops seem endless. My two friends veered off to the base of the falls while I made my way back towards the top with a view overlooking the falls. Clouds began to move in from the east, exactly where I had hoped and filled the sky above my composition. Moments later the sun broke over the horizon and lit up the clouds in golden hues. All with autumn foliage to compliment the scene. I was witnessing sunrise in paradise...

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Havasu Falls- Arizona

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temporaryreality Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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RobertOlin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Excellent contrast of blue water and red stone. Very well taken!
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HackingDutchman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous, the real paradise on earth!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Thank you!
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AircatSkylion Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely breathtaking. 
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thank you!
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1001G Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
your work leaves me speechless
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Thank you I appreciate it!
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1001G Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
:bow:
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marcobusoni Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been there 2 times in 1991 and 1993 , the second time I fond the  "clay cups" that naturally built up in the stream after Havasu falls destroyed by a flood , but looking at the photos that I found on Internet I saw that they built up again and that there was even a little  island in the middle, now it seems all washed down again.
Here is the best Photo I took at that time: marcobusoni.deviantart.com/art…
Your shot is great
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Yeah, they had flash floods the last couple years that have changed the course of water, but much of the damage came from a massive flash flood in 2008.
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Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!  Gorgeous!
Did you use a filter?
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Thanks, no filters used here.
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FrostyGorillaz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
This is beautiful. I need to find this place.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Thank you!
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Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
AbsolutelyClap Heart Clap  stunning capture :) (Smile)This art work is featured  in my latest Journal entry " The most beautiful waterfalls"Heart
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thank you I appreciate it!
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StephiPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Fantastic long exposure, well done! Love the colours :D
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thank you!
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artaattack Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 je veux être là
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
How fabulous!! :omg:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Thank you!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Thanks I appreciate it!
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
..always wanted to visit Havasu Falls - beautiful shot ! 
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Thank you! I do recommend you try to plan a trip there especially around late November. It is absolutely the most beautiful time to be down there. Hope you get to go!
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
thanks for the tips !
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Artist
wow....:omg:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thank you I appreciate it!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   General Artist
Stunning shot, fantastic composition and exposure :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Thank you!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   General Artist
welcome!

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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Incredible  :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thank you!
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jendiir Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i used to live in havasu for years, but never made it up to the falls. what a BEAUTIFUL shot. thanks for sharing
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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KL-Adams Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible beauty.  Thank you for the beautiful photos of my native home state of Arizona! :heart:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Thank you!
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nattybruce Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot  !
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Thank you!
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MKSky Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I  've got a question for every photographer here.Is it legal (not to duplicate but) to almost reproduce a piece of a photo in a painting and upload it in a page like deviantart without the photographer's permission?
eg.If I drew the waterfall with pencils and changed all the backround and the rocks?(I will not.It is just an example)
Thank you. 
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
No matter the circumstances it is always best to ask for permission from the artist for any type of use of the image whether its to duplicate or use a specific part of an image. 
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DGVeil Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist
I can't believe a place like this exists. . .It is completely gorgeous.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Neither can I, it was incredibly surreal to see it in person. Thanks!
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DGVeil Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist
I am sure. . .I wish I could see it in person. . .
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ArianeDragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Thank you!
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jblaschke Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Have wanted to shoot Havasu Falls for AGES. Very nice! How are the travertine pools looking?
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