One of the Gods

© Ken Smith

One of the Gods

Ken Smith Student 1/5/2012 3:48:29 AM

One more... #1434478

Tammy M. Anderson 1/5/2012 3:55:32 AM

Both images are beautiful, Ken. Love the top one. #9903118

Jeff W. Robinson 1/5/2012 4:11:34 AM

Very Impressive Ken!! #9903157

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/5/2012 4:12:41 AM

Gorgeous! I also favor the top one. Love it, as a matter of fact! #9903159

Claudia Kuhn 1/5/2012 4:22:31 AM

I'd so love to see red rocks anywhere in the SW with a dusting of snow. Gorgeous! #9903180

Joy Rector 1/5/2012 4:32:33 AM

gorgeous shot #9903199

Jack Gaskin 1/5/2012 4:44:20 AM

Well Named beautiful Captures great framing in the first one.

Jack #9903244

R. J. Laudenbacher 1/5/2012 5:17:21 AM

This is soooooooo beautiful Ken and and instant fav from me.! #9903307

Stefania Barbier 1/5/2012 10:40:57 AM

gorgeous framing, pov, and capture! (love the snow!) #9903730

Lori Carlson 1/5/2012 12:27:50 PM

Gosh, Ken! This framing couldn't be more superb to my eyes!! You've beautifully captured a very beautiful scene! Thanks for sharing!!! =) #9903945

Tammy Espino 1/5/2012 12:43:44 PM

Stunning captures :) #9903987

Carol Flisak 1/5/2012 1:57:59 PM

Gorgeous image, Ken... excellent composition and love the red rocks with snow! #9904166

Michael G. Marshall 1/5/2012 6:18:40 PM

Wonderful images, Ken! I always wondered what one of gods looked like. ; ) Beautiful light, color and comp on each image! Great job! Michael #9904528

Terry Cervi 1/5/2012 6:34:25 PM

How I'd love to visit when everything is snow-covered!! This is just gorgeous Ken! #9904549

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/5/2012 6:42:22 PM

Love them all! Beautiful image, Ken! #9904562

Paul D. 1/5/2012 11:03:18 PM

You and that 5D Mark II, what a team!

I haven't had a lot of time to peruse lately, so I decide tonight to give BP a whirl, and I land on your gallery, and sure enough, another beautiful image. Ken, you are a fine-art cranking machine! #9904863

Randy D. Dinkins 1/6/2012 3:02:33 AM

Beautiful shots, Ken. Mild winter so far (not complaining though), but it is always nice to see beautiful snow pics. I'll second Paul above, and just come back to your gallery for my snow fix :). Great job! #9905029

John Connolly 1/6/2012 12:43:19 PM

Excellent images of this amazing countryside Ken! Fantastic work! #9905984

Judy V. Kennamer 1/6/2012 2:12:03 PM

Sooooo beautiful Ken -- it makes me cold just looking at these beauties -- great job! #9906063

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/7/2012 5:40:47 PM

Absolutely gorgeous your pov...a favorite for me...surely this will be a winner!

jo ann c. #9907941

Nancy L. Green 1/8/2012 1:37:57 PM

I love the wonderful tones and lighting in this GORGEOUS image my friend, WTG!! <>< #9909265

Renee Doyle 1/9/2012 12:00:52 AM

Every single image you have from this area is spectacular!!! No exceptions here Ken!! Just beautiful! #9909944

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/10/2012 11:23:12 AM

Great scenery and POV, just beautiful! #9912865

Mary Timman 1/17/2012 6:05:42 PM

What a good eye Ken! This is just amazing. Terrific colors, tones and clarity! #9926320

Carlton Ward 1/30/2012 8:16:17 PM

WOW - Electric Rocks & Snow - very vibrant #9956655

Carol Flisak 2/26/2012 4:02:46 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Ken... good luck in the next round! #10003333

Mary Timman 2/26/2012 4:56:37 PM

Congratulations again. Ken. #10003744

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/26/2012 5:04:36 PM

Congratulations on your spectacular Finalist, Ken!

Debby #10003816

Tammy Espino 2/26/2012 5:36:01 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10004187

Kathy Cline 2/26/2012 5:45:26 PM

So beautiful Ken, I feel the cold.
Congratulations on your award. Your having a good month! #10004282

Terry Cervi 2/26/2012 5:51:55 PM

Congrats on your stunning finalist, Ken! #10004354

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/26/2012 6:57:32 PM

Look at my comment when you first posted this...what did I tell you my friend!

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and now, lets watch for the Gold!

jo ann c. #10004693

Renee Doyle 2/26/2012 7:50:35 PM

Hope to see this beauty again Ken!! Congratulations! #10005061

Linda D. Lester 2/26/2012 8:23:09 PM

I'm so glad to see this win! Congratulations on your finalist Ken! #10005278

Phyllis Burchett 2/26/2012 8:41:16 PM

Congrats on this fabulous finalist! #10005351

Michael G. Marshall 2/26/2012 8:43:23 PM

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Ken! A hat trick! Very cool! #10005361

Lucille "Lucy" Abrao 2/26/2012 8:47:46 PM

Congrats, Ken. Beautiful capture.
Lucy #10005378

Stefania Barbier 2/26/2012 10:47:42 PM

gorgeous Ken... huge congrats on your finalist!!! #10005635

The Judges at 2/27/2012 6:56:44 AM

Gorgeous image. #10006699

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 2/27/2012 7:20:27 AM

Congratulations Ken!
Gorgeous capture...and to think it was free ;0) #10006801

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/27/2012 7:38:13 AM

Outstanding finalist Ken, congratulations! #10006872

Usman M. Bajwa 2/27/2012 7:50:36 AM

My pick for the First Place Gold, Ken! CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10006928

Emile Abbott 2/27/2012 10:25:48 AM

This is amazing Ken. I have not been there during snow but is one of my favorite photographic spots. Congratulations on this awesome finalist. #10007844

Karen Celella 2/27/2012 10:46:19 AM

Congratulations on your amazing finalist, Ken! #10007931

The Judges at 2/27/2012 10:46:36 AM

Great framing! #10007937

Nancyj Hovey 2/27/2012 12:15:22 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10008175

John Connolly 2/27/2012 12:49:48 PM

Congratulation on all your finalists Ken! You have some amazing images on your gallery! #10008336

Lisa J. Boulden 2/27/2012 2:30:07 PM

Such a beauty, Ken!
Congratulations on a great month of finalists!
~♥~ #10008761

David M. Montero 2/27/2012 4:05:20 PM

Beautiful. Congratulations on your finalist selection Ken. #10009130

Kathy Wesserling 2/27/2012 8:23:25 PM

The top one is so real that it's hard to remember it's not possible to actually touch all the textures. If this doesn't end up way on the top this month, it will be shocking. #10009752

Patricia A. Coblentz 2/27/2012 9:51:58 PM

Wow, Ken...spectacular! Congratulations on your gold win. The framing, movement, depth, and feel to this are wonderful! #10009948

Tamara K. Walker 2/27/2012 10:44:12 PM

A beauty, congratulations. #10010026

Mary K. Robison 2/28/2012 2:28:25 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Gold Winner, Ken! Really outstanding work! #10010184

Tammy M. Anderson 2/28/2012 3:37:44 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner. #10010272

Stefania Barbier 2/28/2012 3:41:56 AM

what a gorgeous winner Ken.... huge congrats! #10010293

Ellen Hodges 2/28/2012 3:50:57 AM

Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner, Ken!!! #10010339

Christopher J. Budny 2/28/2012 3:52:34 AM

I've just barely started skimming Finalists, and haven't been able to comment on any of yours (I saw a few!) - and now its time for gold... this is just fantastic, Ken! Congratulations! #10010347

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/28/2012 4:06:19 AM

Sooo happy to see this in Gold Ken!


jo ann c. #10010391

R. J. Laudenbacher 2/28/2012 4:45:49 AM

A big congrats to you on this fabulous winner, Ken. So happy to see it with GOLD! #10010512

Sabrina Ryan 2/28/2012 5:22:43 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning photo, Ken #10010631

Danny B. Head 2/28/2012 5:23:00 AM

Beautiful detail, Ken! Congrats on the win! #10010634

Karen Celella 2/28/2012 5:29:17 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Ken! #10010671

Terry Cervi 2/28/2012 5:42:14 AM

Congrats on your stunning win, Ken! #10010712

Linda D. Lester 2/28/2012 5:52:03 AM

WTG!!!Congratulations on your gold winner!!! #10010749

Lisa J. Boulden 2/28/2012 6:32:50 AM

Awesome winner, Ken!
~♥~Lisa #10010863

Mary Timman 2/28/2012 6:57:30 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner! #10010912

Anita N. Hogue 2/28/2012 7:36:58 AM

Absolutely breathtaking Ken! Congratulations! #10011025

Irene Colling 2/28/2012 7:51:46 AM

Amazing DOF. Brilliant presentation.

Congratulations Ken on your gold award. #10011100

Gail Vitikacs 2/28/2012 8:56:44 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations Mr. Smith on this wonderful capture! Way to gooooooooooooo! #10011324

Nancyj Hovey 2/28/2012 9:58:26 AM

on your WINNER! 8o) #10011488

David Phalen 2/28/2012 10:06:03 AM

The Gods are smiling! BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #10011520

Dayna Cain 2/28/2012 11:47:51 AM

Brilliant image! Congrats on your win!! #10011730

Tammy Espino 2/28/2012 12:46:39 PM

Congrats on your win!! :) #10011854


Congratulations. Absolutely brilliant. #10011950

Judy V. Kennamer 2/28/2012 1:19:58 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Winner Ken!! I love these shots!!!! #10012002

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/28/2012 2:34:35 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ken! This is truly a favorite for me!

Debby #10012201

Charles C. Berkeley 2/28/2012 3:59:13 PM

Beautiful image. Congratulations on your winning photo! Charles #10012371

Claudia Kuhn 2/28/2012 5:49:02 PM

So beautiful Ken, congratulations on your winner #10012605

Patrick Rouzes 2/28/2012 5:52:50 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible Winner, Ken! WTG! #10012617

Kathy Cline 2/28/2012 6:40:36 PM

Congratulations....I just new it would get a GOLD!
Well deserved. #10012720

Carol Eade 2/28/2012 7:21:47 PM

A gorgeous winner, Ken, congratulations! #10012791

Lucille "Lucy" Abrao 2/28/2012 9:26:39 PM

Congratulations, Ken!
Lucy #10012950

Renee Doyle 2/28/2012 9:32:06 PM

Congrats on this very well deserved win Mr Landscape :-)

Randy D. Dinkins 2/29/2012 6:08:55 PM

Beautiful comp and light, great shot! Congratulations! #10014499

Mary Beth Aiello 3/1/2012 7:53:16 AM

The detail is so amazing, Ken, I feel like I'm there. Huge congrats on this beautiful winner. #10015627

David M. Montero 3/1/2012 10:10:21 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win of this awesome shot Ken!!! #10015961

Shawn Jennings 3/1/2012 12:08:22 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ken! #10016199

Lindley Johnson 3/1/2012 3:47:51 PM

Beautifully composed, with outstanding color and details. Congratulations on your terrific win, Ken! #10016642

Evy Johansen 3/1/2012 10:33:25 PM

BIG congratulations on this beautiful win, Ken!! #10017186

Nikki McDonald 3/4/2012 8:23:38 AM

Congratulations on the win, Ken. I thought I remembered this one from a couple of years back, but maybe not -- I know I have enjoyed your beautiful winter captures of this place in the past. #10021228

Ronald F. Fischer 3/6/2012 3:49:06 AM

Congrats on this beautiful image and on your featured gallery! #10024407

Christopher J. Budny 3/6/2012 3:56:26 AM

Nice to see this again, featured in Snapshot... congratulations! #10024431

Becky J. Parkinson 3/6/2012 7:00:55 AM

Just beautiful, Ken!! What an incredible scene and both wise and luck of you to be there then! #10024826

Phillip A. Flusche 3/6/2012 8:19:12 AM

Fantastic. What a marvelous photo. It takes my breath away. WOW. Just inspiring. #10024932

Joan Classen 3/6/2012 9:52:10 AM

Ken, This is just beautiful, the colors, depth of field, all of it just stunning! Makes me want to go back there again.

Maria Coulson 3/6/2012 12:46:16 PM

This is gorgeous Ken, Congratulations on your Feature gallery. #10025329

Lucille "Lucy" Abrao 3/7/2012 7:03:50 AM

Featured in Snapshot...Congratulations!!!
Lucy #10026981

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/27/2012 7:01:37 PM

Soooooo pretty!!! Congratulations, Ken! #10062179

Christopher J. Budny 12/13/2012 3:39:22 AM

Congratulations, Ken, on the feature in Snapshot today! #10462675

Kathy Wesserling 12/13/2012 8:34:30 AM

Will you come to Michigan the next time I have a "Snow Shoot"??? Seriously, Ken - this is a beautiful image to be featured in SnapShot# 607. #10462984

Phyllis Burchett 12/13/2012 8:52:22 AM

This is gorgeous, congrats on your feature! #10463004

Jill Odice 12/13/2012 8:52:31 AM

Congrats on getting this gorgeous shot on the Snapshot Ken!!! #10463005

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 12/13/2012 12:52:25 PM

Congrats on such a stunning image :-) #10463266

Nancy L. Green 12/13/2012 1:46:54 PM

CONGRATULATIONS ken on this wonderful winner and being featured in snap shot, WTG!!! <>< #10463323

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F10, 1/200th sec, ISO 200, 10-20mm focal length

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 20.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

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