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Seattle in Warp Drive

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Seattle in Warp Drive
Seattle in Warp Drive
In-camera zoom during the four second exposure. This was from the Kerry Park viewpoint on Highland Drive, on Queen Anne hill.

F9, 4.0 seconds, ISO 320.

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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    Good job! I like it a lot!!


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7/2/2008 4:15:55 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely image and in-camera effects, Ken.


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7/2/2008 4:20:09 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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I was thinking that Dennis must have been driving:) Excellent work with this Ken!! Jeff


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7/2/2008 4:20:58 AM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Interesting. I hadn't thought to do that on this scene. Good job.


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7/2/2008 4:25:40 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Expert use of the technique with exquisite results. Well done, Ken.


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7/2/2008 4:26:08 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Great job...Love the zoom effect!


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7/2/2008 5:20:10 AM

 
Joy Rector
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fantastic


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7/2/2008 5:21:35 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful results, Ken--works perfectly on this scene.


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7/2/2008 5:35:47 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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I agree you got the results from the zoom. I still haven't been able to do that like I would like. Wonderful Ken!


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7/2/2008 6:18:41 AM

 
Anna M. Halasz
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Terrific night scene. A truly fine capture. Anna


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7/2/2008 6:21:48 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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You did a fabulous job on this Ken. It has to be a winner.


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7/2/2008 7:16:28 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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WOW KEN!!!
This is EXTRAORDINARY!!
Fantastic work!!
Awesome in-camera effects!!
SURE TO BE A WINNER!!!
Outstanding Results!!!!

~J~


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7/2/2008 7:24:05 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Ken. Love the effect. Would make a great poster.


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7/2/2008 7:38:49 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Great job on the zooming effect!


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7/2/2008 8:10:48 AM

 
Ken Smith
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This is the real Ken Smith now commenting...I've seen other galleries where someone commented, and the mini-pic of the gallery owner showed up..not the person leaving the comment.


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7/2/2008 8:23:44 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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Does anyone know the real Ken Smith?


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7/2/2008 12:17:24 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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lol, I thought you were commenting on your own! lol

Maybe they will get that "glitch" fixed

An absolutely gorgeous image, great in camera effects Ken

jo ann c.


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7/2/2008 12:18:45 PM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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Great in camera effects Ken! Great
results from that technique!!!!
Makes for a beautiful night time image!!


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7/2/2008 1:06:48 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Awwww come on, Ken...fess up...you just like to toot your own horn!!!!!! hehehehe

INCREDIBLE capture and quite beautiful!!!!! ♫ k


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7/2/2008 1:30:46 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Outstanding image Ken, great effects!!


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7/2/2008 3:22:20 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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WoW awesome use of zoom Ken! I absolutly love this!


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7/2/2008 7:44:43 PM

 
Ken Slade
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Excellent job Ken and a great example of the zoom effect. Very creative presentation.


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7/2/2008 8:46:01 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Super cool, this really looks futuristic Ken!


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7/2/2008 8:50:37 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Great in-camera work Ken!!! Excellent exposure and timing on your zoom!!!


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7/3/2008 12:13:13 AM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Great effect! This is really cool!


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7/3/2008 9:44:32 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Wow! What an incredible shot!! Great use of your in-camera zoom! The image is so clear and colourful! A sure winner, in my opinion. :)


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7/3/2008 8:20:00 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wow from me, too
This came out great, Ken
Excellent camera work!


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7/4/2008 1:40:29 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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Excellent effects Ken...I love it.

Phil


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7/4/2008 3:45:27 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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excellent...that spot is on my list


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7/6/2008 5:43:19 AM

 
janet williams
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Way cool Ken. Great effects.


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7/6/2008 10:03:54 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Great job and fantastic image,Ken!!!


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7/8/2008 4:51:20 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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I absolutely love this Ken!!! Great job!


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7/8/2008 5:19:18 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Beam me up Kenny! This is fantastic!


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7/8/2008 7:11:40 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Spectacular image Ken. You expertly captured the scene using an exciting technique.


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7/9/2008 7:35:00 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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KNEW IT!!!
They just HAD to give this one an EP!!!
WELL DESERVED KEN!!!

~J~


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7/11/2008 3:23:02 PM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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This is an outstanding shot !!! Love everything about it ! Especially your POV !
BB, Jenny N Bama


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7/11/2008 7:06:23 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I'm with Jeana--hoorah for this EP! I'd like to see it with another button come the end of August.


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7/12/2008 5:11:41 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Wow--fantastic work!


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7/15/2008 1:10:16 AM

 
A P
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Really cool and a well deserved finalist, Ken Congrats


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8/21/2008 4:24:08 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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SUPER, Ken! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!


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8/21/2008 4:52:37 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations again, Ken! Love it!


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8/21/2008 4:54:33 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on both finalist for July!

Fantastic Finalist, go on for the GOLD my friend!

jo ann c.


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8/21/2008 4:59:59 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Really mesmerizing work Ken! Congratulations on your Finalist!!


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8/21/2008 5:02:09 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Another huge WOOHOO to Congratulate you on this finalist, Ken!!!!!


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8/21/2008 5:04:05 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I think we might see this again....Awesome! Congratulations!


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8/21/2008 5:06:37 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Ken!


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8/21/2008 5:24:12 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Congratulations on your finalist award for this outstanding image, Ken! :)


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8/21/2008 5:26:50 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Thrilling finalist Ken. I'm sure it's going to the next Round!


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8/21/2008 5:56:10 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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KNEW IT!!
KNEW IT!!!
KNEW IT!!!!

Just gotta wait now for the WINNERS badge!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS KEN!!!!!!!!!!

~J~


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8/21/2008 5:59:48 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Love this one, Ken. Congratulations on the finalist badge and good luck in the next round.


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8/21/2008 6:06:15 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations Ken !


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8/21/2008 6:55:15 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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I agree with Jeana! I see Gold all over this one!!! Congrats Ken!


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8/21/2008 7:00:41 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations, Ken, on your major awesome finalist!!!
kk


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8/21/2008 7:12:51 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Ken!


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8/21/2008 7:30:20 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A dazzling finalist, Ken! Congratualtions!


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8/21/2008 8:34:19 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Sensational finalist, Ken...congratulations!

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8/21/2008 10:37:22 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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AWSOME
HUGE CONGRATS again Ken!


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8/21/2008 10:52:14 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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I really like this!!! Big congrats to you Ken!


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8/22/2008 3:21:33 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your Finalist.


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8/22/2008 9:29:09 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Ken!


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8/22/2008 11:08:25 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your finalist!


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8/22/2008 1:26:25 PM

 
janet williams
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Congradulations on your Finalist Ken.


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8/22/2008 2:02:08 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations! Outstanding work Ken!


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8/22/2008 3:45:24 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, terrific finalist, Ken!


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8/22/2008 7:37:08 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Ken, congratulations on this amazing finalist!!!


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8/22/2008 7:46:06 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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What a fantastic capture Ken! Congrats on the Finalist!


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8/22/2008 8:04:36 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, Ken. Very nice. Feels as though we're flying along those ribbons of light.


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8/23/2008 10:20:28 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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WOW!!! This deserves the GP, imo! Fabulous in-camera effect, Ken! Big congratulations on your finalist!


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8/23/2008 10:51:40 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congratulations Ken! I'm so happy to see this as a Finalist and hope we see it yet again.


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8/23/2008 3:07:32 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Congratulations Ken
Fantastic work


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8/23/2008 6:28:46 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Ken on this Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff


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8/24/2008 5:12:32 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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WTG on this Ken!! This is sooo coool!! Congratulations!


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8/24/2008 9:36:25 AM

 
Karen Rahlf
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Great shot! Wonderful effects. Congratulations!


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8/24/2008 10:58:26 AM

 
David Van Camp
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Wow, great technique on this incredable image, Ken! I can't believe it only got a finalist badge!! The judges were off on this one.


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8/24/2008 6:57:10 PM

 
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Beautiful rendition ...of a Seattle that never was. Well done. Well deserved selection.


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8/25/2008 6:53:44 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Great concept and execution Ken! Congratulations on your finalist.


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8/27/2008 9:58:54 AM

 
Brad Harding
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Great job Ken, soehow I missed this Seattle shot. I like the technique, congrats on the finalist, Brad.


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9/24/2008 8:14:41 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Flash!! Congratulations, too, on having the featured gallery in the Snapshot newsletter, Ken. This is a great shot.


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11/4/2008 3:48:16 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Major congrats, you're on a roll, Ken. First a POTD and now Featured Gallery, all within a week! We bow down to the master....LOL


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11/4/2008 4:05:49 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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WOW!!! This must be Ken Smith Week at
BP!! Huge congratulations my friend!! <><


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11/4/2008 5:25:47 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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This is no SNAP SHOT! LOL!


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11/4/2008 7:07:17 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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It's very COOL to wake up to a SnapShot feature by the one and only KEN SMITH!!! Congratulations!!!


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11/4/2008 7:41:55 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Just saw this in Snapshot ... what an amazing, perfect, fantastic image. I still think it deserves to go ALL the way. :)


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11/4/2008 2:50:23 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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another big congrats Ken on making snapshoto of the day. What a great shot.


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11/5/2008 6:10:21 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your SnpShot feature Ken!


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11/5/2008 2:05:01 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Belated congratulations on this awesome Finalist and on-time congrats. on being featured in the SnapShot! lol

UB.


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7/21/2009 3:33:22 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Hey Hey!!
Lookie Here!!
Congrats Ken
for your SnapShot feature!!
WTG!!!

~J~


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7/21/2009 4:53:01 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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WTG Ken!!!! Ya know, the second I saw this it cried out "Ken Smith", then I scrolled down and sho-nough, Ken Smith!!! Congratulations my friend!!! <><


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7/21/2009 6:20:59 AM

 
A P
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Congratulations on this wonderful snapshot feature, Ken


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7/21/2009 8:44:58 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Let's do the time warp again!! Super zoom work Ken! Congratulations on the snapshot selection!!


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7/21/2009 1:26:37 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your gallery feature Ken, AWESOME!


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7/22/2009 8:50:42 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Finally opened up my SnapShot #430 email and saw this great image for the first time, Ken! very well-conceived and executed!! kudos and CONGRATS!


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7/25/2009 10:55:20 AM

 
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