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A Spiritual Sunset
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Published: October 8, 2012
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For many years I've stared at this location, but only behind glass and inside a frame. Always crossing my fingers I would have my chance at that special opportunity to experience this amazing place for myself.

Then finally, that opportunity arose. I made my plans, located the area and took a hike, twice actually. The first evening, I shot from 5 pm to 1 am, soaking up every bit of detail I could cram into my little brain. So as to never forget such a unique and historic place.

There was only one issue, the evening wasn't what I had pictured in my head for my shot. So, the following evening I returned to not only be greeted by an extremely hospitable German native named Peter Sierla, that by the way allowed me to shoot this with his 24mm f/3.5 TS-E, but the sunset I had been waiting for.

The temperature, the lighting, the location, the company, everything was just........perfect.

I'll never forget this evening.

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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Oct 4, 2012, 6:46:30 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
5mm
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Comments (233)
Bealmeister's avatar
Bealmeister|Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful shot you have here! :D
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Tweety1330|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a beautiful picture. Where was this taken? The Grand Canyon?
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Thank you!  It was shot in the Canyon lands!
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batmantoo|Hobbyist Photographer

Congratulations Jacob on your well deserved DD! :)

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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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Noirbert's avatar
Noirbert|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
outstanding!
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Argonavis|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing area for sure... I was in the backcountry for 3 days hoping to get some nice photos, but it was overcast and rainy non-stop haha.

Guess I'll have to come back and for another try at making a photo as great as this :D
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Wow, that's crazy!  I've always had sunny days with some cloud coverage IF I'm lucky :D
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Argonavis|Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I was prepared for 3 days of sun and heat, but that turned out otherwise.

It still was an amazing experience to be there all alone, but I was happy to make it out too ;)
 
At the time the whole area was suffering from a low-pressure area + heavy rain that stuck around for a few days.
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Man, any crazy shots from the trip?  And which district were you at when you visited Canyonlands?

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Anoya| Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Anoya, thank you so much for your support.  I cannot express how much it means that you have selected my work for a DD.  I apologize about the time frame in which I responded to your wonderful comment, however.  Now with a small family I find there are fewer opportunities to check my DA account.  Again, thank you so much.
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Anoya| Photographer
You're very welcome =) Don't worry about it, I really love your work. I hope you and your family are doing great!
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!  And Merry Christmas!
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Gwangelinhael|Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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It just doesn't get any better than this, does it. When I lived in Salt Lake City (for 27 years of my adult life), I used to spend as much time as possible hiking, biking and climbing in Southern Utah. Canyonlands was my favorite park but it wasn't until my 6th trip down there that I discovered the beauty and spirituality of False Kiva. You've really done justice to it.
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D  I'm pleased you like it as much I did.
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Ladyofsteam's avatar
Ladyofsteam|Hobbyist Photographer
The wait was well worth the wait and very Spiritual indeed. As if it were a Ritual Rite.
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Very much was a ritual rite.  I really like how you put that :)
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Ladyofsteam|Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhh well am Pagan.  I do hope perhaps you could shoot the Full Harvest Ritual Moon we will get Tomorrow night. I shall be dancing beneath it!! :)
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wytherwing's avatar
congrats on your DD for this amazingly beautiful photo!  :)
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Jacob-Routzahn|Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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