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The chosen one by PeterJCoskun The chosen one by PeterJCoskun
I took this image earlier today and when I looked at it on my monitor, I thought I had trash. I began cropping the image and ended up with a pano of teddy bear chollas. Unless you have never photographed these cacti. They simply hold light like nothing else. For the original image I was trying to get a sunstar at the crest of a mountainside but the sky was overexposed (even with a 3stop and 2 stop grad ND filters). What I really liked here was how the sunbeams from the half sunstar I was able to achieve, hovered over one particular cacti. I did pull back the reds because they were very strong, but still wanted that nice warm light over the cacti. I have been hoping for some nice clouds, but that didn't happen, and while I was shooting this scene, a pack of coyotes strolled right by me as if they didn't notice. The times I wish I had brought the big glass....

Teddy bear cholla- Arizona

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John-Peter Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good work! Cropping a picture really save a photo, sometimes :)
When my sky is overexposed i try make a HDR with it...
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you! Sometimes you just have to see something else in the photo. In this case, the light over the cacti alone was a perfect image to me.
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luckytoyn Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Yes very cool :) I mean, it's warm, but I like that a lot. Reminds me some areas around Sedona. This fellow looks in fire. What a wonderful subject! The image is very well done, nice aspect ratio, nice contrast and beautiful colors. The green and orange are playing nicely, though it probably depends on the screen also. There is a nice depth and atmosphere!
Cheers,
Antoine
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you!
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innonzuza Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I love your photos you took of the desert landscape. I am an interior design student in South Africa and I am using some of them as my inspiration for a retail concept store selling fashion accessories.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it.
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da-phil Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations! your outstanding work has been added to the Featured Gallery of #panoramicshot
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Thank you!
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ChrisDonohoe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Yeah that's nice.
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TheEthernet Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome love the colors and the light in the chollas very nice :)
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