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Highway to Nowhere

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Highway to Nowhere
Highway to Nowhere
This is a resubmit of a picture I took in 2004 from Monument Valley, Utah (right on the Arizona border). Beautiful, desolate area. And I'm ready to head back to "nowhere."
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    I submitted this in Digital Darkroom. Here's the unedited version.


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1/31/2007 4:03:01 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Nice colors and very creative, Ken ... Nice Work!

Steve Hurkett


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1/31/2007 4:05:24 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Oh wow Ken this is a stunning image, the colours, comp and effects are excellent, great work!


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1/31/2007 4:12:19 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Fantastic color, lighting, composition, effects!


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1/31/2007 4:13:58 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Gorgeous scene, Ken!! Somewhere I would like to be right now, nowhere land:)


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1/31/2007 4:20:10 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful scene Ken, I'd love to be there now!


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1/31/2007 4:26:45 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I would say this looks 100% better. Awesome shot!


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1/31/2007 4:31:28 AM

 
Mustafa K. Al Jallad  

Beautiful and fascinated photo Ken


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1/31/2007 4:32:07 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Stunning landscape! I'll bet it's nice and warm there too!


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1/31/2007 4:42:00 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Glorious vista, Ken.


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1/31/2007 4:50:56 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Very nice work, Ken. I would like to be nowhere right now. Jim


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1/31/2007 5:00:14 AM

 
sharon K. King
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This is just Gorgeous! Love your effects, the colors are stunning! You do fantastic work Ken!


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1/31/2007 5:06:06 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Nice work Ken!


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1/31/2007 5:11:51 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Awesome work, Ken. Love the gorgeous colors and scene. Nice photoshop work.
Would love going down that road towards those beautiful mountains.


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1/31/2007 5:37:43 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful scenic even with that dang road. Wonderful effects!!


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1/31/2007 5:53:37 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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You in search of the elusive "Nowhere Man"?


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1/31/2007 6:09:05 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Lovely Work Ken and love the title Reminds me of a song!!


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1/31/2007 6:18:08 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Dennis took the words out of my mouth, guess this is "Nowhere man's" hometown; great presentation of great natural beauty; awesome, Ken!


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1/31/2007 6:25:11 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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This shows the power of a great crop! Beautiful shot and treatment! Now all it needs is Nowhere Man, sitting by the side of the road!

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1/31/2007 6:32:51 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Great DD work Ken! It would be great to head out that way.


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1/31/2007 6:53:02 AM

 
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I love this! Gorgeous!


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1/31/2007 7:22:08 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Wow, you did an awesome work on that picture Ken! I love the colors and effect...


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1/31/2007 7:58:04 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wow, what a differece!! I love those bright colors!!! Well done!


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1/31/2007 8:22:09 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, Ken!!! GREAT PS work and LOVE the crop!!! <><


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1/31/2007 8:23:02 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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WOW!! Awesome work, Ken, my friend!


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1/31/2007 10:19:17 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wow ...... can you take me with you - lol!
Fantastic vista and great editing Ken!


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1/31/2007 11:57:20 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Fantastic work Ken, it looks so warm!


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1/31/2007 12:32:21 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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WOW! What a view, Ken...and excellent editing! :)


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1/31/2007 1:36:50 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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WOW! What a view, Ken...and excellent editing! :)


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1/31/2007 1:37:00 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

Good job of gradation to the sky, Ken, and coloring throughout. I "know where" that road leads :)


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1/31/2007 2:49:55 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Wow! What a difference! Great work Ken!


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1/31/2007 2:55:03 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Great rework, Ken!! Awesome capture! Sign me up for that highway!


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1/31/2007 4:09:41 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great vivid colors, amazing work. Really beautiful Ken!


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1/31/2007 4:58:06 PM

 
KV Day
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Pure skill on the editing Ken! Nice shot


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1/31/2007 5:53:49 PM

 
David Phalen
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Excellent work Ken!


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1/31/2007 6:17:55 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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maybe you can take Nowhere Man...lol...beautiful area


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1/31/2007 6:29:00 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Thanks so much for the great comments. Can't you see Nowhere Man? He's walking down the middle of Nowhere Road!


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1/31/2007 6:42:22 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Superb image and PS work Ken!! The colors are vibrant and the compsoition lovely!! <><


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1/31/2007 8:19:11 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Ken, great colors, detail, lighting and DOF.


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1/31/2007 10:14:03 PM

 
Ray Thoms
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Gorgeous view Ken.....have to go here someday


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2/1/2007 5:46:44 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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WOW great colors and comp. Is this where nowhere man lives?


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2/1/2007 9:16:52 AM

 
John Connolly
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This one gets a big "WOW" from me also Ken, fabulous darkroom work here on this stunning scenery.


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2/1/2007 12:01:28 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Beautifully finished work Ken...Love the final outcome...georgous colors


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2/1/2007 5:20:22 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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This is just absolutely terrific, Ken!!!! The dark room work really paid off in this! I do resent you saying the you were headed back to nowhere though!!!! Nebraska isn't nowhere!!!! LOL LOL LOL ^.^


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2/1/2007 7:56:42 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Gorgeous color Ken!!


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2/2/2007 3:14:44 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Terrific color and editing! Great job


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2/3/2007 5:58:44 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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WOW Ken...this is stunning! You're my IDOL! ;)


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2/4/2007 1:09:16 PM

 
Bambi L. Dingman
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Terrific processing work, Ken!! This is fabulous!


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2/5/2007 9:46:41 AM

 
Jill Odice
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I love your version even more then the original! :-)


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2/5/2007 2:20:07 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I'm with everyone else--the re-worked image is very compelling. Love the crop and the saturation. What I admire is your ability to see the possibilities in the original and then your ability to actualize them. Good job.


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2/5/2007 3:26:29 PM

 
Gary Lange
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Just a wonderful image, Ken! I sure want to go here.


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2/6/2007 12:41:20 PM

 
James E. Coleman
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Ken,Ken, Ken...you can't be doing this to me now! I get my agenda all set up and you put up all these pictures of places I want to go to and mess up my schedule!!...:) It is on my list actually.
Nice work; I agree with Nikki!
And as to finding "Nowhere Man", I'm afraid you're going down a dead end road here buddy!
Hey keep showing us all this good stuff.
Somewhere Jim


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2/19/2007 7:16:58 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Ken let me be the first to congratulate you on this fantastic finalist. Your hard work really paid off!!


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2/24/2007 11:51:00 AM

 
sharon K. King
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So glad to see thisone again Ken, Congratulations!


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2/24/2007 11:54:37 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Congratulations Ken. Jim


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2/24/2007 12:12:07 PM

 
KV Day
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Really pops!*wink Congrats Ken!


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2/24/2007 12:12:41 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congrats on this great finalist, Ken!


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2/24/2007 12:13:10 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...beautiful


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2/24/2007 12:36:03 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!!!


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2/24/2007 12:48:18 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Congrats on this lovely finalist Ken


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2/24/2007 1:07:52 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations, Ken.


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2/24/2007 1:26:17 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Ken, congratulations on your finalist.


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2/24/2007 1:36:43 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Ken, congratulations on this very clever finalist! Beautiful!


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2/24/2007 1:37:01 PM

 
Jen M
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Congratulations Ken!


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2/24/2007 1:39:54 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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WOW Ken - beautiful photo and wonderful use of fxs! Congrats!!!!


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2/24/2007 1:46:44 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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CONGRATULATION on your FINALIST, Ken!!!!! Gorgeous image!!!!! Best of luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty


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2/24/2007 1:47:35 PM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations on this well deserving finalist award, Ken! I though we would see this one again!


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2/24/2007 1:58:29 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Great finalist Ken! Congratulations!


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2/24/2007 2:07:40 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Congrats on your finalist,,Ken


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2/24/2007 2:32:06 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Congrats Ken. I like this one fust as much now as the first time I saw it!


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2/24/2007 2:36:24 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congrats Ken. This is an awesome image. Good luck in the next round.


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2/24/2007 2:44:56 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Love the colors Ken, congrats!!


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2/24/2007 3:37:47 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Ken! :)


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2/24/2007 3:38:43 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! Outstanding Ken!


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2/24/2007 4:14:30 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Way to go, Ken, Congrats ... steve


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2/24/2007 4:18:43 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Ken!


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2/24/2007 4:46:27 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Ken!!


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2/24/2007 4:51:48 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wow! What a difference your work did!
Awesome! Congratulations!

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2/24/2007 5:15:17 PM

 
Bridgette B
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Stunning image! Congratulations!


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2/24/2007 5:16:54 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your cool finalist, Ken!


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2/24/2007 5:16:58 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Ken! Great work!


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2/24/2007 5:28:52 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Congrats Ken on this awesome finalist


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2/24/2007 5:29:12 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Ken on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff


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2/24/2007 5:45:18 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Ken. Good luck in the next round.


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2/24/2007 5:45:24 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations Ken on this outstanding capture...


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2/24/2007 7:35:21 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on a terrific finalist!!!


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2/24/2007 8:53:26 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Ken on your finalist image...Dominick


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2/24/2007 9:08:08 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations Ken!!!!


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2/25/2007 5:53:23 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations!

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2/25/2007 6:01:21 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Ken, for your outstanding finalist.


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2/25/2007 6:46:13 AM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Congrats Ken.
Wonderful image.


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2/25/2007 7:54:12 AM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!


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2/25/2007 9:16:33 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations again, Ken!!! You did great this month! Good luck!


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2/25/2007 12:32:57 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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And Congratulations again, Ken!!!!


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2/25/2007 12:54:34 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Wonderful work on this, Ken! Congratulations!


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2/25/2007 2:17:15 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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wonderful DD work and finalist, Ken. WTG


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2/25/2007 2:54:37 PM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Great shot Ken! I have taken a very similar one at this same place and road. It's a nice view of it you took.
Pat


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2/25/2007 3:07:09 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS, I saw your comment on Kitty's finalist.


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2/25/2007 6:36:58 PM

 
Robert Baer
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congrats on this colorful finalist, I would love to see this place!


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2/26/2007 6:04:55 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Wow..what a difference in the two. This is gorgeous...Congratulations on this beautiful finalist and have a feeling it's gonna be a winner!


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2/26/2007 6:53:46 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!


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2/26/2007 10:28:13 AM

 
JOHN V. ROSCICH
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VERY COOL IMAGE KEN
CONGRATS
JOHN


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2/26/2007 12:04:07 PM

 
Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston
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What a great month for you, Ken! Congrats!


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