Highway to Nowhere

© Ken Smith

Highway to Nowhere

Ken Smith level-classic 1/31/2007 4:03:01 AM

I submitted this in Digital Darkroom. Here's the unedited version. #597399

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 1/31/2007 4:05:24 AM

Nice colors and very creative, Ken ... Nice Work!

Steve Hurkett #3894597

Lynne Morris 1/31/2007 4:12:19 AM

Oh wow Ken this is a stunning image, the colours, comp and effects are excellent, great work! #3894624

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/31/2007 4:13:58 AM

Fantastic color, lighting, composition, effects! #3894636

Colette M. Metcalf 1/31/2007 4:20:10 AM

Gorgeous scene, Ken!! Somewhere I would like to be right now, nowhere land:) #3894673

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/31/2007 4:26:45 AM

Beautiful scene Ken, I'd love to be there now! #3894707

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/31/2007 4:31:28 AM

I would say this looks 100% better. Awesome shot! #3894737

Mustafa K. Al Jallad level-classic 1/31/2007 4:32:07 AM

Beautiful and fascinated photo Ken #3894742

Agnes Fegan level-classic 1/31/2007 4:42:00 AM

Stunning landscape! I'll bet it's nice and warm there too! #3894798

Paul Michko level-classic 1/31/2007 4:50:56 AM

Glorious vista, Ken. #3894862

Jim Huffield level-classic 1/31/2007 5:00:14 AM

Very nice work, Ken. I would like to be nowhere right now. Jim #3894912

Sharon King level-classic 1/31/2007 5:06:06 AM

This is just Gorgeous! Love your effects, the colors are stunning! You do fantastic work Ken! #3894938

Errick L. Cameron level-classic 1/31/2007 5:11:51 AM

Nice work Ken! #3894978

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 1/31/2007 5:37:43 AM

Awesome work, Ken. Love the gorgeous colors and scene. Nice photoshop work.
Would love going down that road towards those beautiful mountains. #3895135

Bill Wyatt 1/31/2007 5:53:37 AM

Beautiful scenic even with that dang road. Wonderful effects!! #3895207

Dennis Flanagan 1/31/2007 6:09:05 AM

You in search of the elusive "Nowhere Man"? #3895287

Mary L. Graham 1/31/2007 6:18:08 AM

Lovely Work Ken and love the title Reminds me of a song!!


Nina Shields level-classic 1/31/2007 6:25:11 AM

Dennis took the words out of my mouth, guess this is "Nowhere man's" hometown; great presentation of great natural beauty; awesome, Ken! #3895385

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 1/31/2007 6:32:51 AM

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!

ccc #3895438

Shawn Jennings level-classic 1/31/2007 6:53:02 AM

Great DD work Ken! It would be great to head out that way. #3895521

Crossroad Photography 1/31/2007 7:22:08 AM

I love this! Gorgeous! #3895622

Remi Trepanier 1/31/2007 7:58:04 AM

Wow, you did an awesome work on that picture Ken! I love the colors and effect... #3895829

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 1/31/2007 8:22:09 AM

Wow, what a differece!! I love those bright colors!!! Well done! #3895932

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 1/31/2007 8:23:02 AM

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, Ken!!! GREAT PS work and LOVE the crop!!! <>< #3895938

Rakesh Syal level-classic 1/31/2007 10:19:17 AM

WOW!! Awesome work, Ken, my friend! #3896432

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/31/2007 11:57:20 AM

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

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 1/31/2007 12:32:21 PM

Fantastic work Ken, it looks so warm! #3896935

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 1/31/2007 1:36:50 PM

WOW! What a view, Ken...and excellent editing! :) #3897078

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 1/31/2007 1:37:00 PM

WOW! What a view, Ken...and excellent editing! :) #3897080

Darryl Wilkinson 1/31/2007 2:49:55 PM

Good job of gradation to the sky, Ken, and coloring throughout. I "know where" that road leads :) #3897327

Amy JACKSON level-classic 1/31/2007 2:55:03 PM

Wow! What a difference! Great work Ken! #3897341

Ronald F. Fischer 1/31/2007 4:09:41 PM

Great rework, Ken!! Awesome capture! Sign me up for that highway! #3897557

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/31/2007 4:58:06 PM

Great vivid colors, amazing work. Really beautiful Ken! #3897695

KV Day 1/31/2007 5:53:49 PM

Pure skill on the editing Ken! Nice shot #3897857

David Phalen level-classic 1/31/2007 6:17:55 PM

Excellent work Ken! #3897961

Cathy Barrows 1/31/2007 6:29:00 PM

maybe you can take Nowhere Man...lol...beautiful area #3898013

Ken Smith level-classic 1/31/2007 6:42:22 PM

Thanks so much for the great comments. Can't you see Nowhere Man? He's walking down the middle of Nowhere Road! #3898050

Nancy L. Green level-classic 1/31/2007 8:19:11 PM

Superb image and PS work Ken!! The colors are vibrant and the compsoition lovely!! <>< #3898209

Janine Russell level-classic 1/31/2007 10:14:03 PM

Ken, great colors, detail, lighting and DOF. #3898416

Ray Thoms level-classic 2/1/2007 5:46:44 AM

Gorgeous view Ken.....have to go here someday #3899443

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 2/1/2007 9:16:52 AM

WOW great colors and comp. Is this where nowhere man lives? #3900268

John Connolly level-classic 2/1/2007 12:01:28 PM

This one gets a big "WOW" from me also Ken, fabulous darkroom work here on this stunning scenery. #3900914

Kenneth Mucke 2/1/2007 5:20:22 PM

Beautifully finished work Ken...Love the final outcome...georgous colors #3901778

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/1/2007 7:56:42 PM

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 ^.^ #3902257

Bobbie Davis 2/2/2007 3:14:44 PM

Gorgeous color Ken!! #3905348

Tammy Scott 2/3/2007 5:58:44 AM

Terrific color and editing! Great job #3906788

Corinne M. Thompson 2/4/2007 1:09:16 PM

WOW Ken...this is stunning! You're my IDOL! ;) #3911290

Bambi L. Dingman 2/5/2007 9:46:41 AM

Terrific processing work, Ken!! This is fabulous! #3914326

Jill Odice level-classic 2/5/2007 2:20:07 PM

I love your version even more then the original! :-) #3915401

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/5/2007 3:26:29 PM

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. #3915578

Gary Lange 2/6/2007 12:41:20 PM

Just a wonderful image, Ken! I sure want to go here. #3918944

James E. Coleman level-classic 2/19/2007 7:16:58 AM

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 #3964097

Melissa G. Meiselman 2/24/2007 11:51:00 AM

Ken let me be the first to congratulate you on this fantastic finalist. Your hard work really paid off!! #3982738

Sharon King 2/24/2007 11:54:37 AM

So glad to see thisone again Ken, Congratulations! #3982766

Jim Huffield 2/24/2007 12:12:07 PM

Congratulations Ken. Jim #3982933

KV Day 2/24/2007 12:12:41 PM

Really pops!*wink Congrats Ken! #3982944

Ronald F. Fischer 2/24/2007 12:13:10 PM

Congrats on this great finalist, Ken! #3982952

Cathy Barrows 2/24/2007 12:36:03 PM

Congrats on your finalist...beautiful #3983188

Colette M. Metcalf 2/24/2007 12:48:18 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!!! #3983346

Ray Clarke 2/24/2007 1:07:52 PM

Congrats on this lovely finalist Ken #3983552

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/24/2007 1:26:17 PM

Congratulations, Ken. #3983763

Janine Russell level-classic 2/24/2007 1:36:43 PM

Ken, congratulations on your finalist. #3983860

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 2/24/2007 1:37:01 PM

Ken, congratulations on this very clever finalist! Beautiful! #3983866

Jenny D 2/24/2007 1:39:54 PM

Congratulations Ken! #3983899

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 2/24/2007 1:46:44 PM

WOW Ken - beautiful photo and wonderful use of fxs! Congrats!!!! #3983997

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/24/2007 1:47:35 PM

CONGRATULATION on your FINALIST, Ken!!!!! Gorgeous image!!!!! Best of luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3984012

John Connolly level-classic 2/24/2007 1:58:29 PM

Congratulations on this well deserving finalist award, Ken! I though we would see this one again! #3984156

RC Fritz 2/24/2007 2:07:40 PM

Great finalist Ken! Congratulations! #3984262

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 2/24/2007 2:32:06 PM

Congrats on your finalist,,Ken #3984494

Errick L. Cameron level-classic 2/24/2007 2:36:24 PM

Congrats Ken. I like this one fust as much now as the first time I saw it! #3984529

Tamera S. Phillips 2/24/2007 2:44:56 PM

Congrats Ken. This is an awesome image. Good luck in the next round. #3984602

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 2/24/2007 3:37:47 PM

Love the colors Ken, congrats!! #3985079

Jenny Bosmans 2/24/2007 3:38:43 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Ken! :) #3985090

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/24/2007 4:14:30 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! Outstanding Ken! #3985409

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 2/24/2007 4:18:43 PM

Way to go, Ken, Congrats ... steve #3985457

Carla Metzler 2/24/2007 4:46:27 PM

Congratulations, Ken! #3985762

Amy JACKSON level-classic 2/24/2007 4:51:48 PM

Congratulations, Ken!! #3985834

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/24/2007 5:15:17 PM

Wow! What a difference your work did!
Awesome! Congratulations!

jo ann c. #3986042

Bridgette B 2/24/2007 5:16:54 PM

Stunning image! Congratulations! #3986053

Nadya Johnson 2/24/2007 5:16:58 PM

Congratulations on your cool finalist, Ken! #3986054

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/24/2007 5:28:52 PM

Congratulations Ken! Great work!

Kenneth Mucke 2/24/2007 5:29:12 PM

Congrats Ken on this awesome finalist #3986140

Jeff Robinson level-classic 2/24/2007 5:45:18 PM

Congrats Ken on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #3986271

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 2/24/2007 5:45:24 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Ken. Good luck in the next round. #3986272

eileen bedford level-classic 2/24/2007 7:35:21 PM

Congratulations Ken on this outstanding capture... #3987414

Tammy Scott level-classic 2/24/2007 8:53:26 PM

Congratulations on a terrific finalist!!! #3988076

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 2/24/2007 9:08:08 PM

Congratulations Ken on your finalist image...Dominick #3988178

Cassie L. Woodlee level-classic 2/25/2007 5:53:23 AM

Congratulations Ken!!!! #3989727

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 2/25/2007 6:01:21 AM


ccc #3989785

Tarun Bose level-classic 2/25/2007 6:46:13 AM

Big congrats Ken, for your outstanding finalist. #3990114

Tonya R. Boles level-classic 2/25/2007 7:54:12 AM

Congrats Ken.
Wonderful image. #3990562

Crossroad Photography level-classic 2/25/2007 9:16:33 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken! #3991176

Sharon Day level-classic 2/25/2007 12:32:57 PM

Congratulations again, Ken!!! You did great this month! Good luck! #3992605

Hendrik Storme level-classic 2/25/2007 12:54:34 PM

And Congratulations again, Ken!!!! #3992754

Alana Ibe level-classic 2/25/2007 2:17:15 PM

Wonderful work on this, Ken! Congratulations! #3993195

Emile Abbott level-classic 2/25/2007 2:54:37 PM

wonderful DD work and finalist, Ken. WTG #3993366

Patrick R. McMullen level-classic 2/25/2007 3:07:09 PM

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 #3993399

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 2/25/2007 6:36:58 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, I saw your comment on Kitty's finalist. #3994217

Robert Baer 2/26/2007 6:04:55 AM

congrats on this colorful finalist, I would love to see this place! #3996050

Mary Timman 2/26/2007 6:53:46 AM

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! #3996271

Rakesh Syal level-classic 2/26/2007 10:28:13 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken! #3997394

John V. Roscich level-classic 2/26/2007 12:04:07 PM

JOHN #3997816

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston level-classic 2/26/2007 9:32:53 PM

What a great month for you, Ken! Congrats! #3999345

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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."

Uploaded on 1/31/2007 4:02:05 AM

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