One of the Gods

© Ken Smith

One of the Gods

Ken Smith level-classic 1/5/2012 3:48:29 AM

One more... #1434478

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

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

Jeff Robinson level-classic 1/5/2012 4:11:34 AM

Very Impressive Ken!! #9903157

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

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 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 level-classic 1/5/2012 4:32:33 AM

gorgeous shot #9903199

Jack Gaskin level-classic 1/5/2012 4:44:20 AM

Well Named beautiful Captures great framing in the first one.

Jack #9903244

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

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic 1/5/2012 10:40:57 AM

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

Lori Carlson level-classic 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 level-classic 1/5/2012 12:43:44 PM

Stunning captures :) #9903987

Carol Flisak level-classic 1/5/2012 1:57:59 PM

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

Michael G. Marshall level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 1/6/2012 12:43:19 PM

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 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 level-classic 1/8/2012 1:37:57 PM

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

Renee Doyle level-classic 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 La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 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 level-classic 1/30/2012 8:16:17 PM

WOW - Electric Rocks & Snow - very vibrant #9956655

Carol Flisak level-classic 2/26/2012 4:02:46 PM

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

Mary Timman level-classic 2/26/2012 4:56:37 PM

Congratulations again. Ken. #10003744

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

Congratulations on your spectacular Finalist, Ken!

Debby #10003816

Tammy Espino level-classic 2/26/2012 5:36:01 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10004187

Kathy Cline level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 2/26/2012 7:50:35 PM

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

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

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

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 2/26/2012 8:41:16 PM

Congrats on this fabulous finalist! #10005351

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

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

Lucy Abrao level-classic 2/26/2012 8:47:46 PM

Congrats, Ken. Beautiful capture.
Lucy #10005378

Stefania Barbier level-classic 2/26/2012 10:47:42 PM

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

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

Gorgeous image. #10006699

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

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/27/2012 7:38:13 AM

Outstanding finalist Ken, congratulations! #10006872

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

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

UB. #10006928

Emile Abbott level-classic 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 level-classic 2/27/2012 10:46:19 AM

Congratulations on your amazing finalist, Ken! #10007931

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

Great framing! #10007937

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 2/27/2012 12:15:22 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10008175

John Connolly level-classic 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 level-classic 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

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 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

Patti Coblentz level-classic 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 level-classic 2/27/2012 10:44:12 PM

A beauty, congratulations. #10010026

Mary K. Robison level-classic 2/28/2012 2:28:25 AM

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

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

Congrats on your beautiful winner. #10010272

Stefania Barbier level-classic 2/28/2012 3:41:56 AM

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

Ellen Hodges level-classic 2/28/2012 3:50:57 AM

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

Christopher Budny level-classic 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 level-classic 2/28/2012 4:06:19 AM

Sooo happy to see this in Gold Ken!


jo ann c. #10010391

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 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

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

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

Karen Celella level-classic 2/28/2012 5:29:17 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Ken! #10010671

Terry Cervi level-classic 2/28/2012 5:42:14 AM

Congrats on your stunning win, Ken! #10010712

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

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

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

Awesome winner, Ken!
~♥~Lisa #10010863

Mary Timman level-classic 2/28/2012 6:57:30 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner! #10010912

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

Absolutely breathtaking Ken! Congratulations! #10011025

Irene Colling level-classic 2/28/2012 7:51:46 AM

Amazing DOF. Brilliant presentation.

Congratulations Ken on your gold award. #10011100

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 2/28/2012 8:56:44 AM

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

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 2/28/2012 1:19:58 PM

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

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

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

Debby #10012201

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

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 2/28/2012 5:49:02 PM

So beautiful Ken, congratulations on your winner #10012605

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 2/28/2012 5:52:50 PM

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

Kathy Cline level-classic 2/28/2012 6:40:36 PM

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

Carol Eade level-classic 2/28/2012 7:21:47 PM

A gorgeous winner, Ken, congratulations! #10012791

Lucy Abrao level-classic 2/28/2012 9:26:39 PM

Congratulations, Ken!
Lucy #10012950

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/28/2012 9:32:06 PM

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

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

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 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 level-classic 3/1/2012 12:08:22 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ken! #10016199

Lindley Johnson level-classic 3/1/2012 3:47:51 PM

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

Evy Johansen level-classic 3/1/2012 10:33:25 PM

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic 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 Budny level-classic 3/6/2012 3:56:26 AM

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

Becky J. Parkinson level-classic 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 level-classic 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

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

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

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

Soooooo pretty!!! Congratulations, Ken! #10062179

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/13/2012 3:39:22 AM

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

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 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 H. Burchett level-classic 12/13/2012 8:52:22 AM

This is gorgeous, congrats on your feature! #10463004

Jill Odice level-classic 12/13/2012 8:52:31 AM

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

Kim Andelkovic level-classic 12/13/2012 12:52:25 PM

Congrats on such a stunning image :-) #10463266

Nancy L. Green level-classic 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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