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A Spiritual Sunset by Jacob-Routzahn A Spiritual Sunset by Jacob-Routzahn
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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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-09-02
A beautiful capture of the False Kiva stone circle. The title says it all!

A Spiritual Sunset by *Jacob-Routzahn ( Featured by Anoya )
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Tweety1330 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a beautiful picture. Where was this taken? The Grand Canyon?
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!  It was shot in the Canyon lands!
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batmantoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Congratulations Jacob on your well deserved DD! :)

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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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m0thman72 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
outstanding!
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Argonavis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  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 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  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 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  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 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Man, any crazy shots from the trip?  And which district were you at when you visited Canyonlands?

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Argonavis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was at the islands in the sky district, from September 8-10 this year.

Started from the Alcove Springs trailhead to Taylor campsite. The next day off to the Syncline campsite at the upheaval dome, and the final day I made it out again through the Syncline loop.

There's some pictures indeed, though I didn't take that many, but you get the impression of the overall conditions. I've put some in the scrapbook: argonavis.deviantart.com/galle…
Actually saw a rattle snake all curled up on the last day when I was scrambling up the side of the canyon to find the right path :D, but didn't want to take the risk of taking a photo there hehe

The last day the clouds finally started breaking up so that might've been a great time for sunsets
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  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 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   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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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!  And Merry Christmas!
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013   Photographer
Merry Christmas to you too! =)
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Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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drq993736b Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D  I'm pleased you like it as much I did.
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Ladyofsteam Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  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 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very much was a ritual rite.  I really like how you put that :)
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Ladyofsteam Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  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 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
congrats on your DD for this amazingly beautiful photo!  :)
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
you're very welcome! ;)
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MikeDaBadger Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's like seeing through the eyes of those in the past.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
100% agreed.
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jenyvess Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
waouuuuuhhhhhh
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank You and congrats on the DD!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :D
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correiae Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Very nice !

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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
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:iconryjy:
RyJy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
beautiful shot :)

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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconpyroanubis:
PyroAnubis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
AN amazing setting; I'd love to meditate in that stone circle. Thank you for this image. :)
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
You're most welcome!  And that would be pretty awesome :D
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:iconpyroanubis:
PyroAnubis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student General Artist
It'd also be cool to jam all acoustic there; I bet the sound would be amazing. :D
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Pixelfloww Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice shot
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Shalafi-sama Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Wow, this is gorgeous. Looking at this, and the rest of your gallery--it looks like you have a great eye for composition.
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Well I really appreciate the comment and that you took some time to peruse through my gallery!  I'm glad you like the photos :D
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Ruyc Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Great photo
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Ruyc Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
you're welcome
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:iconchika-no-shirube:
Chika-No-Shirube Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
That is beautiful, amazing composition and beautiful lighting. Absolutely beautiful.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D  I really appreciate it :)
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow... that's some good earth.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Lol, it certainly is :D
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