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Let There Be Light by PatGoltz Let There Be Light by PatGoltz
Some of us who are photographers are keenly aware that we would accomplish nothing if it were not for two gifts from God: beautiful scenery, and light. This photo illustrates this graphically. I didn't supply the phenomenal canyon, and I didn't supply the light. Being there at the right time was an "accident". All I did was aim my camera (which involves a knowledge of composition, 'tis true, and a knowledge of camera, lenses, and film) and operate the shutter. Even my gift as a photographer is exactly that: a gift. Not everyone can go to such a beautiful place. I do photography for the people who cannot, so that you may share in what I was able to see and capture.

This is a "re-do" of Let There Be Light - Antelope Canyon. I used a different shot, with the viewpoint placed lower, to give more foreground, which removed the ambiguous light at the top of the picture, on the suggestion of another deviant (see below). I had it made into an 8x12 GLOSSY print, to eliminate "sparkles" and "dust" from the matte finish. I rescanned it at high resolution. I have cleaned up all the dust and scratches that my scanner graciously provided (it was a lot of work). It is, in my opinion, a better picture. Some of you have placed the other image on your wishlist, and I promised to provide you with a better one. You may wish for either one which appeals to you; this one will be available in larger size prints. Thank you so much for your support, and I hope you enjoy this new version.

Edit: A gazillion thanks to :icongarrit: for featuring this as a DD! I am overwhelmed! And thank you to all who visit, and comment, and favor it! I have been reminded that it was :iconstumbleine179: who offered the critique that resulted in my posting this newer version, and I want to convey my deepest gratitude to him and to his wife for letting me know!

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Thanks so much to EVERYONE. I am very happy to share my amazing experience in this image.

Thank you so much!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-04-18
Through the darkest days, Let There Be Light. And let there be deviations like this one from =PatGoltz ( Featured by garrit )

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sgmarshall Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully serene!
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TheReal515 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This is the most beautiful nature/ geological thing I've seen in my life. when I get I chance I would like to paint something as beautiful. May you continue to see the beauty in the world of which we live.
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Jo1177 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
spectacular!
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PiplupSTARSCommander Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Sniff* Beautiful!!
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student General Artist
went to the grand canyon, shoulda went here XP
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Great shot.
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fractalinda Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Digital Artist
An amazing photograph. Wow.
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MrJonas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Awesome:)
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BPS-TATTOO Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
beautiful pics !!!
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Ariasmelody Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Breathtaking
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