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Fairy Falls
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Fairy Falls
Fairy Falls
This is along the historic Columbia River Gorge Parkway, east of Portland. More specifically, it's off the Wahkeena Falls trail. See discussion thread for a photo of Wahkeena Falls.

F14, 0.6 sec, ISO 100, 32mm focal length, circular polarizer

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    Another waterfall..

6/5/2008 3:49:14 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful Ken! Both images have such lush greens. Never been to either spot on my recent visit, maybe when I was little I was there.

6/5/2008 4:03:23 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Gorgeous captures, Ken!!

6/5/2008 4:06:31 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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Very nicely done Ken......like the veiling, great capture!!!

6/5/2008 4:10:35 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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You nailed the exposure on this beauty perfectly! Way to go Ken!

6/5/2008 4:26:16 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Fantastic job, but I don't see any fairies.

6/5/2008 5:42:36 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Ohhh my goodness, that Fairy Falls is just a dreamy image ~ what a beautiful capture, the veiling is perfect also

jo ann c.

6/5/2008 6:15:02 AM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Both images are beautiful, Ken. The Fairy Falls is just awesome with the silkiness of the water.

6/5/2008 6:21:58 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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YES...THIS IS what I want to accomplish someday...totally outstanding. Beautiful and very well done!

6/5/2008 6:29:20 AM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Gorgeous! Perfect capture! Love the water!

6/5/2008 6:29:26 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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The lighting is great, and you got just the right exposure, to create that soft, silky look! Wonderful!!

6/5/2008 7:12:07 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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It's so pretty it could be in the Pacific Northwest.....hey wait! It is the Pacific Northwest. Please quit posting these, we have enough tourists already.

6/5/2008 8:05:28 AM

 
janet williams
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Beautiful capture Ken. Love the lighting and colors. I am really enjoying this photo journey of Oregon.

6/5/2008 8:10:36 AM

 
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These are so gorgeous Ken!!!
Outstanding in every way!!!
Love the lighting..colors..details..
The beautiful dreaminess is awesome!!!
Everything is captured beautifully!!!
VERY WELL DONE!!!

~J~

Don't listen to Dennis...
KEEP POSTING!! LOL!!

6/5/2008 9:49:21 AM

 
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Just beautiful!!! You sure had a great trip!

6/5/2008 9:50:28 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Don't see waterfalls like this around here, do you? This is beautiful, Ken. Love the water--smooth enough but not too smooth. Great POV, too.

6/5/2008 10:12:11 AM

 
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LMAO Dennis! He sure makes me laugh!!! Post away...maybe all the tourist will stay away from here! This is so beautiful....love the soft water!

6/5/2008 1:13:15 PM

 
BILLY R. PARKER
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OUTSTANDING KEN !! GREAT COLOR, VEILING AND COMP. !! BILLY

6/5/2008 1:35:05 PM

 
John Connolly
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Magnificient captures of these two waterfalls, Ken! looks like a wonderful place to visit!

6/5/2008 1:57:50 PM

 
David Phalen
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Two beauties with excellent comp, color and water capture!!

6/5/2008 2:00:53 PM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Excellent exposure and timing as well as great color, Ken!! Midwest Living magazine has a very nice article about Omaha in this months issue.

6/5/2008 2:20:14 PM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Excellent exposure and timing as well as great color, Ken!! Midwest Living magazine has a very nice article about Omaha in this months issue.

6/5/2008 2:21:27 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Another very beautiful image, Ken!! But all your falls photos are beautiful and very well done!!!....Denny

6/5/2008 2:58:29 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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It's a gorgeous area with awesome scenes like this all along the river! Can you believe I left this and moved back to Nebraska???? I guess I'm not the brightest lightbulb in the pack...

Both of these images are awesome!!!!! ♫ k

6/5/2008 3:09:37 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Both are gorgeous Ken!!! Great job!

6/5/2008 6:19:57 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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What a beautiful image Ken. The water is veiled perfectly.

6/5/2008 8:38:34 PM

 
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Well done Ken!

6/6/2008 2:07:50 AM

 
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Outstanding image you have here, Ken, what a beauty.

Dominick

6/6/2008 2:34:08 AM

 
Paul  G  Slate
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well captured, Fantastic composition! Beautiful work!

6/6/2008 3:20:34 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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What beautiful waterfalls! I hope to get back that way again one day.

6/6/2008 6:05:53 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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beautiful love the layers of water

6/6/2008 10:17:53 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Gorgeous, love the color and veiling of the water, exceptional work!!

6/6/2008 4:37:45 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Absolutely fantastic images Ken!

6/8/2008 7:48:14 AM

 
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Excellent color, exposure and veiling
Beautiful photo, Ken

6/8/2008 4:41:56 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Wow Ken, I haven't seen anything this pretty since I left Alaska. I miss those mountains. I love your color, veiling and spot on clarity.

6/8/2008 8:48:23 PM

 
Karen Rahlf
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This is stunning. The lighting is perfect.

6/9/2008 6:24:09 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Really stunning Ken. Great colors and I really like the way the light is hitting the spray right in the middle.

6/10/2008 4:09:31 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding Ken, excellent light and water flow. Stunning, AS ALWAYS!

6/17/2008 9:20:11 PM

 
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YIPPEE ON YOUR EP!!!!!

~J~

6/21/2008 6:31:47 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Huge kudos to you on all of your well deserved finalists, Ken!

7/21/2008 12:32:32 PM

 
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YEAH MAN!!!!!
WAY TO GO KEN!!!!!
CONGRATS ONCE AGAIN!!!

~J~

7/21/2008 1:30:49 PM

 
janet williams
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Well dne Ken. One of my favorite. Well deserved.

7/21/2008 1:31:24 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your finalist, Ken!

7/21/2008 1:31:36 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...beautiful

7/21/2008 1:56:35 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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This is just awesome! Every one you post is a winner in my eyes! Congrats on all your finalist

jo ann c.

7/21/2008 2:12:59 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Nothing short of breath-taking, Ken! Congratulations on another very outstanding finalist!

7/21/2008 2:16:54 PM

 
David Van Camp
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Another lovely finalist, Ken!!

7/21/2008 3:14:16 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Congratulations again!!

7/21/2008 4:12:09 PM

 
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You sure know how to capture these falls!!! Fabulous finalist Ken - congratulations!!

7/21/2008 4:50:19 PM

 
KV Day
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Congrats on all your finalists Ken!

7/21/2008 4:53:24 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Another beauty!! Congratulatioins!

7/21/2008 5:57:44 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Big Congrats Ken!

7/21/2008 7:10:28 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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You take photos of water falls like no other! LOL! CONGRATULATIONS!

7/21/2008 7:55:43 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Gorgeous landscape, Ken--congratulations on your finalist!

7/21/2008 9:24:40 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Congrats Ken!!!!

7/22/2008 1:21:20 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Big Congrats on your Wonderful Finalist!!

7/22/2008 4:46:30 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congrats on your Finalist!!

7/22/2008 9:20:47 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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another superb finalist Ken, congrats!!!!!

7/22/2008 10:43:32 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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More Finalist! You're making a record, Ken! This is a breathtaking beauty. Congratulations!!

7/22/2008 11:54:38 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your Win, Ken!

7/22/2008 3:29:34 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Incredible month for you Mr. Smith! Waterfalls certainly worked some gold magic for you!

7/22/2008 3:31:00 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Ken on your fantastic win!

7/22/2008 3:38:03 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Huge congrats on your win Ken!!

7/22/2008 3:56:22 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Another beautiful winner! Congratulations Ken :-)

7/22/2008 4:40:56 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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We are neighbors!!! Congratulations on your beautiful shot!

7/22/2008 4:49:02 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Another big Congratulations on another awesome winner, Ken!

7/22/2008 5:14:47 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Wow, more winning!! Congratulations Ken!!!

7/22/2008 5:55:45 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful second place Winner, Ken.

7/22/2008 5:57:27 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a terrific Winner!!

7/22/2008 6:02:42 PM

 
David Van Camp
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GREAT job on this and a huge congrats on the win! I love waterfalls... keep trying to get more in my portfolio :)

7/22/2008 6:55:10 PM

 
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Another congratulations to you Ken on this stunning waterfall. You will be my model and inspiration!

7/22/2008 6:57:31 PM

 
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Beautiful efect, Ken -- congratulations on your win!!

7/22/2008 7:11:46 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Superman strikes again! What a winner you are my friend, a 2nd place AND a first place! Both are awesome!
woo hoo!

jo ann c.

7/22/2008 7:12:59 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WOOOOOHOOOO Congratulations on your win with this wonderful image, Ken!!!!! ♫ k

7/22/2008 7:23:37 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Ken, another beautiful winning image!

7/22/2008 7:25:47 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN KEN ON ANOTHER GREAT IMAGE!!!

7/22/2008 7:53:57 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations again on another terrific win, Ken!

7/22/2008 8:22:55 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on another well-deserved Winner, Ken! This is gorgeous!

7/22/2008 8:36:47 PM

 
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Congratulations on your winner!

7/22/2008 8:44:23 PM

 
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Told you you knew your stuff on waterfalls - lol!!! Congrats on another well deserved gold Ken!!

7/22/2008 10:04:33 PM

 
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
FABULOUS WINNER KEN!!!!!
CONGRATS BUD!!!!!!!!!

~J~

7/22/2008 10:08:32 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Three Roses for "The Winners"
A Special Trophy for
"The June Winners"

7/22/2008 10:36:45 PM

 
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Congratulations on another beautiful win, Ken!!!

7/22/2008 11:15:18 PM

 
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another gorgeous win Ken, BIG CONGRATS!

7/22/2008 11:50:27 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Another fantastic winner. Congrats Ken.

7/23/2008 1:18:16 AM

 
Keith Butler
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Congratulations on your win Ken! Beauty..

7/23/2008 5:29:52 AM

 
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Beautiful winner! Congrats again!

7/23/2008 5:57:13 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your win Ken!

7/23/2008 6:26:54 AM

 
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Congratulations on your win, Ken! WTG!

7/23/2008 7:30:27 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win...very pretty

7/23/2008 9:17:31 AM

 
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Beautiful! Congratulations!

7/23/2008 12:20:49 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful falls, congrats again!

7/23/2008 12:48:56 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

7/23/2008 6:33:32 PM

 
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Congrats once again!!!

7/23/2008 7:02:36 PM

 
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HUGE Congrats on this AWSOME WINNER!!!

7/23/2008 7:31:16 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on this winner, Ken. Stunning.

7/24/2008 6:24:31 AM

 
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Again congrats on your continued success!

7/26/2008 12:26:03 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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HUGE CONGRATS on your Winners, Ken! Water was very good to you this month!! :-)

7/28/2008 11:40:40 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Ken on a truly magnificent winner. I love all the sparkely light and wonderful color.

8/1/2008 9:33:22 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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I love this terrific image! Congratulations!

8/4/2008 5:53:15 PM

 
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What an amazing gallery, Ken. This photo is one of my favorites. You are an inspiration.

8/8/2008 5:46:05 AM

 
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Congrats on you win, wonderful image, :)

8/21/2008 7:20:47 PM

 
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