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Coty Spence
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Very excited to share this with you guys.

I've been doing photography now for about a year and a half but I've only been serious about it for the past 6-8 months. I never had a camera as a kid and or an interest in doing photography. However, when I got my first camera not too long ago, it was instant love. I knew I wanted to do this and my drive to continually learn and improve my images became extreme rather quickly. Photography is literally on my mind 24/7 now.

When people see my work they usually wonder why the heck I don't have a website, business cards, or even a logo for my brand. Honestly it was because I didn't take my photography seriously until very recently! I've only realized in the past couple of months that I have talent as a photographer. Now I'm ready to take my photography to the next level and prove myself worthy in this industry.

I will be releasing more details soon. For now, here's a quick teaser. A good friend of mine designed me this super sick logo and I COULD NOT be happier with it! If you could, share my work around and tell your friends/family to follow me! I really appreciate all the support, especially everyone who challenges me to never stand still.

Also, if you haven't yet, follow me on Instagram! http://instagram.com/cotyspence
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Much luck to you and that Logo looks awesome! Nice work.
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Moonlit Havasu Falls

During my trip to Havasupai I was woken up one morning at 4AM thanks to a bunch of stray puppies who decided it was time to play! I was perplexed by the amount of light in the sky and eventually realized the waning crescent moon was still high up. I gathered up my gear and took a trek down to Havasu Falls from the campsite. I set up my tripod right on the edge of a 50 foot cliff over looking Havasu Falls while in complete darkness! 

I still haven't gotten over the fear of being outdoors alone in the middle of the night. I'm constantly looking behind me in all directions to make sure nothing is trying to sneak up on me! It was just my luck when I see a pair of glowing eyes running at me full speed. Fearing for the worse, I'm expecting a wolf to pounce on me and claim my camera gear as his own. I brace myself for impact as I'm literally two feet away from falling over a vertical cliff. It turns out it was one of the stray dogs in the canyon looking to say good morning but man did he get my heart racing! 

It was quite relaxing to sit in near darkness listening to the pounding water from the waterfalls. The moonlight was just enough to keep the landscape interesting but not wash out the entire night sky.

Vote for me on 500px: http://500px.com/photo/67331687/moonlit-havasu-falls-by-coty-spence

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Superb frame the lighting is stunning +Coty Spence 👏
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Moonlit Havasu Falls

During my trip to Havasupai I was woken up one morning at 4AM thanks to a bunch of stray puppies who decided it was time to play! I was perplexed by the amount of light in the sky and eventually realized the waning crescent moon was still high up. I gathered up my gear and took a trek down to Havasu Falls from the campsite. I set up my tripod right on the edge of a 50 foot cliff over looking Havasu Falls while in complete darkness! 

I still haven't gotten over the fear of being outdoors alone in the middle of the night. I'm constantly looking behind me in all directions to make sure nothing is trying to sneak up on me! It was just my luck when I see a pair of glowing eyes running at me full speed. Fearing for the worse, I'm expecting a wolf to pounce on me and claim my camera gear as his own. I brace myself for impact as I'm literally two feet away from falling over a vertical cliff. It turns out it was one of the stray dogs in the canyon looking to say good morning but man did he get my heart racing! 

It was quite relaxing to sit in near darkness listening to the pounding water from the waterfalls. The moonlight was just enough to keep the landscape interesting but not wash out the entire night sky.

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+mahbul abdullah Full time student at UCLA.
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The Beautiful Lower Navajo Falls

Is this real life? How can something be this beautiful? These questions still persist in my head weeks after seeing this waterfall. This is another shot from my trip to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. This is a 5 image wide angle panorama that I took in waist deep water! I'm not afraid to bring my camera into the elements if it gets me the correct composition. If I would have tripped in the slightest there goes about $3000 worth of camera gear. But hey, at least the water was pretty right? I also took my camera behind the waterfall for a pretty cool shot that I'll post soon.

In my previous photo you guys saw a view of this waterfall from above; it looks pretty calm and serene. This waterfall is anything but that! Once you get close to it the pounding water drowns out any other noise, including your friends screaming to take their pictures! 
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The Beautiful Lower Navajo Falls

Is this real life? How can something be this beautiful? These questions still persist in my head weeks after seeing this waterfall. This is another shot from my trip to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. This is a 5 image wide angle panorama that I took in waist deep water! I'm not afraid to bring my camera into the elements if it gets me the correct composition. If I would have tripped in the slightest there goes about $3000 worth of camera gear. But hey, at least the water was pretty right? I also took my camera behind the waterfall for a pretty cool shot that I'll post soon.

In my previous photo you guys saw a view of this waterfall from above; it looks pretty calm and serene. This waterfall is anything but that! Once you get close to it the pounding water drowns out any other noise, including your friends screaming to take their pictures! 
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+Perfecto Jeffrey It should be doing the opposite man.
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Moonlit Havasu Falls

During my trip to Havasupai I was woken up one morning at 4AM thanks to a bunch of stray puppies who decided it was time to play! I was perplexed by the amount of light in the sky and eventually realized the waning crescent moon was still high up. I gathered up my gear and took a trek down to Havasu Falls from the campsite. I set up my tripod right on the edge of a 50 foot cliff over looking Havasu Falls while in complete darkness! 

I still haven't gotten over the fear of being outdoors alone in the middle of the night. I'm constantly looking behind me in all directions to make sure nothing is trying to sneak up on me! It was just my luck when I see a pair of glowing eyes running at me full speed. Fearing for the worse, I'm expecting a wolf to pounce on me and claim my camera gear as his own. I brace myself for impact as I'm literally two feet away from falling over a vertical cliff. It turns out it was one of the stray dogs in the canyon looking to say good morning but man did he get my heart racing! 

It was quite relaxing to sit in near darkness listening to the pounding water from the waterfalls. The moonlight was just enough to keep the landscape interesting but not wash out the entire night sky.

Vote for me on 500px: http://500px.com/photo/67331687/moonlit-havasu-falls-by-coty-spence

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Moonlit Havasu Falls

During my trip to Havasupai I was woken up one morning at 4AM thanks to a bunch of stray puppies who decided it was time to play! I was perplexed by the amount of light in the sky and eventually realized the waning crescent moon was still high up. I gathered up my gear and took a trek down to Havasu Falls from the campsite. I set up my tripod right on the edge of a 50 foot cliff over looking Havasu Falls while in complete darkness! 

I still haven't gotten over the fear of being outdoors alone in the middle of the night. I'm constantly looking behind me in all directions to make sure nothing is trying to sneak up on me! It was just my luck when I see a pair of glowing eyes running at me full speed. Fearing for the worse, I'm expecting a wolf to pounce on me and claim my camera gear as his own. I brace myself for impact as I'm literally two feet away from falling over a vertical cliff. It turns out it was one of the stray dogs in the canyon looking to say good morning but man did he get my heart racing! 

It was quite relaxing to sit in near darkness listening to the pounding water from the waterfalls. The moonlight was just enough to keep the landscape interesting but not wash out the entire night sky.

Vote for me on 500px: http://500px.com/photo/67331687/moonlit-havasu-falls-by-coty-spence

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Great ;)))
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The Beautiful Lower Navajo Falls

Is this real life? How can something be this beautiful? These questions still persist in my head weeks after seeing this waterfall. This is another shot from my trip to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. This is a 5 image wide angle panorama that I took in waist deep water! I'm not afraid to bring my camera into the elements if it gets me the correct composition. If I would have tripped in the slightest there goes about $3000 worth of camera gear. But hey, at least the water was pretty right? I also took my camera behind the waterfall for a pretty cool shot that I'll post soon.

In my previous photo you guys saw a view of this waterfall from above; it looks pretty calm and serene. This waterfall is anything but that! Once you get close to it the pounding water drowns out any other noise, including your friends screaming to take their pictures! 
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The Beautiful Lower Navajo Falls

Is this real life? How can something be this beautiful? These questions still persist in my head weeks after seeing this waterfall. This is another shot from my trip to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. This is a 5 image wide angle panorama that I took in waist deep water! I'm not afraid to bring my camera into the elements if it gets me the correct composition. If I would have tripped in the slightest there goes about $3000 worth of camera gear. But hey, at least the water was pretty right? I also took my camera behind the waterfall for a pretty cool shot that I'll post soon.

In my previous photo you guys saw a view of this waterfall from above; it looks pretty calm and serene. This waterfall is anything but that! Once you get close to it the pounding water drowns out any other noise, including your friends screaming to take their pictures! 
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Nice! :)
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I'm looking to get some advice from my awesome Google+ followers!

I'll be entering into the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year contest and will be submitting 3 images, for now. I want you guys to have a look at my portfolio and pick out your 3 favorite images. It usually turns out that the images I like the least tend to be people's favorites (go figure!). So please, go have a look and let me know what you think! :) Thanks a bunch. 

If you're curious about  the contest you can have a look here: http://www.usalandscapephotographeroftheyear.com
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Thanks I appreciate it +Steve McMex . Anyone else?
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