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Waiting for a drink by PeterJCoskun Waiting for a drink by PeterJCoskun
A very thirsty desert landscape finally gets a chance to quench it's thirst thanks to the heavy rains of the monsoons. This isolated shower brought crackling thunder and bolts of lightning just moments after this photograph.

Lost dutchman state park, Arizona

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Jo-mama-Olds Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so cool! I really wish I could go back.......there was this sense of peace when I looked at the mountains, the sunsets, the natural beauty of AZ. Happy cry (Tears of joy)
Thanks again Peter!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thank you! Arizona holds plenty of magic and peace when you look for it. Definitely one of the most beautiful places and I am fortunate to call it home.
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Jo-mama-Olds Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a good way of putting it! I did feel that magic & peace! I didn't want
to leave it either but had no choice. I was a single Mom of twin girls (born there)
& we left when they were too young to remember it. I'd love to take them back there someday so they could see the beauty I saw.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I'm sure a lot has changed since then. I've lived here for 11 years and have seen an unfortunate amount of new developments clinging to the foothills of the surrounding mountains. 
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you!
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mackilvane Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a stunning photo
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thank you!
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Julian-Bunker Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Wonderful subtle highlights in the foreground! This partly diffused yet defining light created perfect separation between your foreground and background. The drama of the approaching storm is well captured as well. Very nice!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thank you sir!
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Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Rain is always welcome there.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Indeed
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconeeeeeplz: Love it! :boogie:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Thank you!
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You´re welcome!! :D
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really nice pic :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Thanks!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur weclome :)
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love the light!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Thanks!
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kissouraces Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Great image!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Thank you!
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
ohhh ... Arizona on my mind
stunning photo
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Thank you!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
You're gonna have to get a lightning trigger :thumbsup: I'm glad the desert got to quench its thirst and I'm glad you got to capture it :clap:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I thought about getting one, but I feel like I would be cheating and I wouldn't get that same feel of being lucky. One of these days I'm bound to capture some incredible lightning storms. Just hope I'm kept safe hah.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I understand how you feel. I catch mine through long exposure and kinda feel the same, but not so much ;) Chances are you'd be safe but who really knows where it's going to strike :shrug: It's sure a thrill when one bombs close to you though!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
This isolated shower was only about five miles away and bolts were coming out of the sky from it. I've heard lightning can strike anywhere up to 40 miles from a super cell. I had a few close encounters as the storm moved right above me (when I shot the superstition storm image).
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
You heard right...it's where the term 'bolt from the blue' comes from. Being right below something like this is a thrill and a half! Gets the heart racing and makes you glad to be alive, doesn't it? It's mesmerizing and it makes me want to capture the bolts in a great composition like the one you have here. Maybe another time and I'm hoping you get that shot :thumbsup:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
It sure is a thrill, and definitely get's your heart racing. I was praying out loud to myself that I wouldn't be struck. I'm determined to capture some epic monsoon images over the summer. So maybe I will get lucky with a lightning storm and epic sunset.
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icewatcher Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Nice shot. I'm glad to see our rains returning with some frequency after many years. Any sign of a return to normalcy is a good one in my opinion. Let's hope for some more.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Thanks! We need a ton of rain to catch up for the last few years. It's been nice so far, but would like to see this continue throughout the entire summer. It would really help boost the fall colors and wildflowers in the high country as well as some waterfalls I've been wanting to shoot.
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