Soda Stools

© Ken Smith

Soda Stools

Lynne Morris Student 2/6/2007 4:12:03 AM

Fantastic image Ken, love the use of SC and lovely tones and effects, gives it a real "old feel" to the shot, great work! #600723

Claudia Kuhn 2/6/2007 4:16:31 AM

Terrific capture Ken, great comp and use of sc to make it feel like an image of the past! #3917226

Jeff W. Robinson 2/6/2007 4:31:26 AM

Very well seen; nice comp and capture Ken! Jeff #3917289

Gail Vitikacs 2/6/2007 4:43:59 AM

It turned out even better than I imagined Ken!!! This is soooo beautiful...I certainly hope we see it again! #3917320

Agnes Fegan 2/6/2007 4:45:36 AM

Love the look of this; now I'll take a black and white ice cream soda! #3917323

Candice C. Calhoun 2/6/2007 5:10:34 AM

Terrific sc photo...what a cool place!

ccc #3917402

Errick L. Cameron 2/6/2007 5:11:32 AM

Brings back memories of growing up in rural midwest. Tanks Ken. #3917407

Sharon K. King 2/6/2007 5:18:07 AM

Oh Ken, this is fantastic! Love your composition, tones and SC! Just terrific! #3917443

Ray Thoms 2/6/2007 5:19:08 AM

This is very well done Ken....like the effects #3917446

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/6/2007 5:21:53 AM

This very lovely Ken love the SC on the seat cover and this is a lovely image Ken...Dominick #3917464

Remi Trepanier 2/6/2007 5:42:36 AM

Love the selective color on that picture Ken!!! #3917581

Cyn D Valentine 2/6/2007 6:01:58 AM

Met my husband 33 years ago in a place just like this..wonderful image Ken!! Great effects! #3917640

Linda D. Lester 2/6/2007 6:15:48 AM

WOW! This doesn't even look the same! Excellent job! #3917698

Marcie A. Fowler 2/6/2007 6:30:26 AM

Excellent comp. I think the red stool seats really add a nice touch. Great work with the effects as well!! It has a nostalgic feel to it. #3917758

Nadine A. Lewis 2/6/2007 6:34:51 AM

This is EXCELLENT Ken!!! LOVE your POV, comp., and use of SC!!! <>< #3917774

Nina Shields 2/6/2007 6:44:37 AM

Ken, outstanding work both in and out of the camera; love the angled composition; high impact image! #3917827

Chastity Abbott 2/6/2007 6:45:32 AM

I love the light on all of the details! Awesome red, so vivid!! Your perspective is outstanding!!! Awesome capture & work!! #3917834

Mary Timman 2/6/2007 7:20:24 AM

What a neat image. Love the effects and those bright red seats. Great perspective and I can almost remember those good times...you see I said Almost! ~lol~ #3917997

Tamara K. Walker 2/6/2007 7:31:49 AM

Awesome composition Ken, wonderful advice from the ladies. #3918066

David Phalen 2/6/2007 9:46:30 AM

Sure can identify. :) Excellent selective coloring and POV. #3918478

Dennis Flanagan 2/6/2007 10:01:53 AM

Thank you Linda and Gail.......so what did you do? #3918526

Vladan D. Djordjevic 2/6/2007 10:39:17 AM

Great composition, color, sc, tones! #3918620

Shawn Jennings 2/6/2007 12:11:14 PM

Great image and effects Ken! #3918852

Renee Doyle 2/6/2007 12:16:53 PM

Very cool image Ken! Excellent pov and terrific use of selective colouring!
#3918868

Colette M. Metcalf 2/6/2007 12:18:00 PM

Nice use of effects, Ken!! Hope to see this again! #3918871

John Connolly 2/6/2007 12:22:24 PM

What a superb, SC image Ken, and thank's for the history lesson as well! #3918884

Kay E. Mahoney 2/6/2007 12:22:54 PM

Nice capture, Ken. Love the effect. Looks really nice how you left the seats red. #3918887

Melissa Gurdus 2/6/2007 1:09:19 PM

Ken, I really like the presentation of this image with the selective color and the old fashioned look you got by adding grain. Great job on this!!! #3919046

Jen M 2/6/2007 1:25:14 PM

Very cool shot--great effects!! #3919105

Denise M. Snyder 2/6/2007 4:08:13 PM

Wow Ken - I cant even begin to express in words how much I LOVE this image!!! It has such a great feel to it... I really, really hope we see this again. Thanks so much for your very kind words on my sp today - I was so afraid to post it and your comments about producing creative work were soooo what I needed to hear :) #3919594

Ken Smith 2/6/2007 4:32:38 PM

Thanks so much for the comments. This was a fun picture to do! #3919691

Nikki McDonald 2/6/2007 6:24:05 PM

One of those shots I never even imagined. Masterful. #3919967

Kenneth Mucke 2/6/2007 7:25:18 PM

Ken...I think this is really a fun and outstanding image Ken....Love the SC and the grain you added is perfect. #3920110

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/6/2007 7:33:43 PM

It wouldn't look right without the red stools, Ken!!! Glad you had some expert advice on this!!! LOL LOL It's a GREAT image and brings back lots of very fond memories!!!!!! ^.^ #3920145

Bill Wyatt 2/7/2007 5:49:19 AM

Love the SC and composition. Excellent eye here! #3921516

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/7/2007 6:00:31 AM

Wow! Love this technique!
Great job as usual Ken

jo ann c. #3921572

Cathy Barrows 2/7/2007 7:36:50 AM

excellent...love how they are sitting #3921947

Robyn Gwilt 2/7/2007 10:11:20 AM

Excellent capture - Love the effects :) #3922432

Dr Silly 2/9/2007 11:00:17 AM

Love the old time feel of the photo and the selective coloring. :O)
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eileen bedford 2/16/2007 3:55:51 PM

What memories, You captured it SOO WELL, love it in b/w and your selective coloring. It sure fits the time when it was the norm... #3956100

Jayne Martin 2/17/2007 7:22:18 PM

Great effects, evokes such memories!! Well done! #3959636

Darren K. Fisher 2/18/2007 8:55:28 AM

I really like how you composed and the SC is very well done Ken. #3961166

Holly Hitchcock 2/19/2007 8:06:52 AM

This is just wonderful, Ken. Angle and overall comp. Fab-u-lous! #3964400

Terry L. Ellis 2/20/2007 2:22:47 PM

This one really grabbed my attention, Ken! Very cool comp., perspective and effects! #3969327

Alana Ibe 2/21/2007 8:45:01 PM

Incredible effects, and love the incognito people!!!!! This is wonderful! #3973773

Linda D. Lester 3/22/2007 6:19:40 PM

This is my favorite...Congratulations! #4082491

Nikki McDonald 3/22/2007 6:47:42 PM

Oh, yea! Am I at #5? You know that, like Linda, I like this best. Very good luck for a win. #4082687

Shawn Jennings 3/22/2007 7:10:01 PM

So glad to see this one again Ken! Congratulations on your finalist! #4082944

Darren K. Fisher 3/22/2007 7:11:10 PM

and yet again, another favorite for me. #4082969

Cathy Barrows 3/22/2007 7:11:25 PM

Congrats on your finalist...too cute #4082976

Gail Vitikacs 3/22/2007 7:39:45 PM

Appears you had one super month Ken!!! You know I love this one...CONGRATULATIONS! #4083365

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/22/2007 7:49:20 PM

Congratulations again! You had two finalist on bar stools!

Have you been hanging out in bars again?? lol

Great job Ken!

jo ann c. #4083486

Alana Ibe 3/22/2007 7:51:46 PM

Woo Hoo!!!!! Congratulations again! #4083516

Dennis Flanagan 3/22/2007 8:20:39 PM

My favorite of your finalists. #4083729

Su Sana E. P 3/22/2007 11:35:49 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Ken!! #4084549

Kathy Radford 3/23/2007 3:06:33 AM

Congrats. on another great gem. Kathy in NH #4085089

Kathy Radford 3/23/2007 3:06:37 AM

Congrats. on another great gem. Kathy in NH #4085090

Tammy Scott 3/23/2007 3:16:25 AM

Great SC and framing! Congratulations! #4085154

Kay E. Mahoney 3/23/2007 4:44:05 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4085604

Paula Dwyer 3/23/2007 5:11:52 AM

Congratulations Ken!!! :) #4085956

Mary Timman 3/23/2007 5:39:11 AM

Another great finalist! Congrats Ken! #4086227

Rakesh Syal 3/23/2007 5:49:55 AM

Congratulations on this glorious finalist!! #4086336

Carla Metzler 3/23/2007 6:11:25 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Ken! Good luck in the next round! #4086536

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/23/2007 9:08:32 AM

And another congratulations, Ken!!!! #4087388

David Phalen 3/23/2007 9:14:40 AM

Congratulations!!! #4087418

Terry L. Ellis 3/23/2007 10:56:34 AM

Such a fabulous finalist, Ken! Congratulations, again! #4088130

Nadine A. Lewis 3/23/2007 11:05:49 AM

AWESOME image, Ken!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #4088192

Crossroad Photography 3/23/2007 11:42:45 AM

I love it! Congrats, Ken!! #4088430

Kenneth Mucke 3/23/2007 11:53:17 AM

Congrats once again Ken...Awesome finalist #4088500

Emile Abbott 3/23/2007 2:55:08 PM

Congrats yet again Ken. #4089171

Kristi A. Howson 3/23/2007 4:35:50 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner & Best of Luck in the next round Ken! Wonderful selective coloring! #4089596

Tamera Phillips 3/23/2007 6:08:38 PM

Congrats on this wonderful image Ken! #4089984

Hendrik Storme 3/24/2007 12:10:20 PM

Great work! Big congrats!!! #4092662

Jeff W. Robinson 3/24/2007 1:49:21 PM

Outstanding job with this Ken; congrats on your well deserved Finalist! Jeff #4092888

Les Rhoades 3/24/2007 2:42:15 PM

WOW! Congratulations Ken.... yet another great image to be proud of. Good luck in the next round. #4093003

Su Sana E. P 3/24/2007 6:00:55 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding Winner, Ken!! #4093523

Shawn Jennings 3/24/2007 6:10:06 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ken!! #4093557

Remi Trepanier 3/24/2007 6:12:47 PM

Congratulations on your winner!!! Really nice! #4093575

David Phalen 3/24/2007 6:20:00 PM

Big congrats on w well deserved Winner!! #4093617

Nikki McDonald 3/24/2007 6:30:59 PM

Hoorah! Knew this was a winner. Congratulations, Ken. #4093646

RC Fritz 3/24/2007 6:31:01 PM

Perfect time, Ken! Fabulous WINNER. Congratulations! #4093647

Cathy Barrows 3/24/2007 6:36:42 PM

congrats on your win...excellent #4093675

Kenneth Mucke 3/24/2007 6:40:55 PM

WTG Ken on this superb winner...Awesome for you #4093693

Carla Metzler 3/24/2007 6:43:19 PM

Congratulations, Ken!! #4093708

William C. Raco 3/24/2007 6:48:25 PM

Wow, this is great work, Ken
Congratulations on the win!

Bill #4093739

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/24/2007 6:48:31 PM

Man! I concede! You are such a winner! The dixie chicks are going to have to take training from you! lol
At least Linda had a winner too!

WTG my friend! You are goooooood!

jo ann c. #4093740

Crossroad Photography 3/24/2007 7:05:38 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ken!!! #4093824

Judy V. Kennamer 3/24/2007 7:09:32 PM

Great job Ken! Congrats! #4093852

Gail Vitikacs 3/24/2007 7:12:30 PM

Y A H O O !!!!!! So happy for you Ken!!!!!!!!! #4093868

Linda D. Lester 3/24/2007 7:34:28 PM

Awesome shot...Congratulations!!! #4093979

Kay E. Mahoney 3/24/2007 7:34:46 PM

Ken, Congratulations on your second place winner. #4093981

Alana Ibe 3/24/2007 7:52:08 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous winner! #4094095

Susan J. Allen 3/24/2007 7:52:57 PM

Super congrats, Ken, on your second place! #4094100

Amy Jackson 3/24/2007 7:56:21 PM

Congratulations, Ken!! #4094132

Janine Russell 3/24/2007 8:09:15 PM

Ken, congratulations on your Second Place Win. #4094242

Dennis Flanagan 3/24/2007 8:24:21 PM

Good job Pard! #4094315

Les Rhoades 3/24/2007 10:29:15 PM

The GOLD Button looks good! #4094503

Lynne Morris 3/25/2007 12:57:58 AM

Loved it when I first saw it Ken, delighted to see it as a winner, congratulations! #4094632

Kathleen K. Parker 3/25/2007 4:18:41 AM

Well done and seen. Congratulations, Ken!
kk #4094865

Nadine A. Lewis 3/25/2007 4:45:24 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Ken!!!! <>< #4094946

Sharon Day 3/25/2007 5:58:28 AM

Cool shot, Ken!!! Wish it was mine! Big Congratulations! #4095220

Claudia Kuhn 3/25/2007 7:14:11 AM

Great to see this here Ken, congrats on your win!! #4095486

Michael S. Baker 3/25/2007 7:23:23 AM

Very nice work as usual, Ken!!! Congratulations on another great win!
Regards,
Mike B- #4095505

Hendrik Storme 3/25/2007 10:49:39 AM

Fantastic!!! Big congrats, Ken!!! #4095890

Darryl Wilkinson 3/25/2007 12:03:55 PM

Great piece of Teamwork, Ken. You done good this month, as always :) Congratulations!! #4095977

Amalia Elena Veralli 3/25/2007 1:10:04 PM

Great winning image!! Congratulations!! #4096104

Emile Abbott 3/25/2007 2:10:48 PM

Congratulation on a winning capture, Ken. #4096220

Deborah Sandidge 3/25/2007 3:18:30 PM

Love the grain and selective coloring, congratulations Ken! #4096330

Susan M. Hembree 3/25/2007 5:51:58 PM

Congratulations, Ken, on this wonderful winner and all of your finalists for February! Fantastic work! #4096656

Ronald F. Fischer 3/25/2007 8:34:14 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner! #4097052

Terry L. Ellis 3/26/2007 5:54:43 AM

A fantastic win! Congratulations, Ken! #4098139

Mary Timman 3/26/2007 6:39:16 AM

Glad to see this one again. Congratulations! #4098338

Kristi A. Howson 3/26/2007 7:57:02 AM

Congratulations Ken on your 2nd Place Winner! Awesome seeing this one make it to the winners circle! #4098698

Jeff W. Robinson 3/26/2007 5:35:22 PM

Congrats Ken on your Excellent Winning image! Jeff #4100346

Renee Doyle 3/26/2007 10:20:35 PM

This is such a great shot! Congratulations on this terrific win Ken!
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Colette M. Metcalf 3/27/2007 3:48:30 AM

I just knew I would see this again! A big congratulations to you Ken!! #4101578

Kate Jackson 3/27/2007 8:18:34 AM

Congrats Ken - I love this! #4102743

Stephen Zacker 3/27/2007 6:08:19 PM

Well seen and Super composition. Congratulations #4103984

Dr Silly 3/28/2007 6:06:00 AM

Glad to see a gold for this shot. Congratulations Ken. :O)
#4105496

eileen bedford 3/29/2007 5:42:37 AM

Congratulations Ken, great job... #4108444

Donna W. Neal 4/1/2007 6:44:21 AM

Congratulations on this winner Ken!!! #4118440

Stephanie R. Markel 4/20/2007 5:22:38 AM

This is a beautiful photo! I love how you kept the stools red. Congrats #4189655

Mary K. Robison 4/29/2007 12:17:57 AM

Second Place Winner and POTD ~ Congratulations on both for this fine selective color image, Ken! #4226238

Su Sana E. P 4/29/2007 12:26:25 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD image, Ken!! #4226250

Pat Gamwell 4/29/2007 12:37:52 AM

You'd make a FORTUNE selling these as posters, Ken! SUPERB! Congrats on POTD. #4226272

Kate Jackson 4/29/2007 12:42:02 AM

Congrats Ken on this fantastiac POTD! #4226281

Darryl Wilkinson 4/29/2007 12:54:27 AM

Right on. Ken! You da man! #4226297

Susie Peek-Swint 4/29/2007 1:43:05 AM

Many congrats on your win and POTD Ken ~ great shot and effects! #4226332

Jenny Bosmans 4/29/2007 2:19:29 AM

Congratulations on the POTD as well, Ken! :) #4226373

Laura Clay-Ballard 4/29/2007 2:40:35 AM

Congrats!!!!!!!!!! BEautiful! #4226446

Judyann Plante 4/29/2007 3:04:57 AM

Ken, Congratulations on this awesome POTD!

Judyann ><> #4226496

Helen N. McHugh 4/29/2007 3:20:16 AM

A great POTD, Ken! Congratulations! #4226528

Linda D. Lester 4/29/2007 3:20:48 AM

I'm happy just to see my name on this shot! Congratulations!! Awesome shot! #4226529

Jeff W. Robinson 4/29/2007 3:49:34 AM

Congrats Ken on this well deserved POTD!! Great JOb! Jeff #4226618

Mary Timman 4/29/2007 4:05:42 AM

Congratlations on a great POTD Ken! #4226669

Kay E. Mahoney 4/29/2007 4:28:32 AM

Ken, congratlations on your POTD:) #4226725

Renee Doyle 4/29/2007 4:35:51 AM

Congratulations Ken! Fantastic POTD!
#4226745

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/29/2007 4:47:09 AM

Superman strikes again! lol

Congrats Ken, this is a great POTD

jo ann c.
#4226771

David Phalen 4/29/2007 4:52:36 AM

BIG Congrats on an outstanding POTD!! #4226790

Joy Rector 4/29/2007 4:56:32 AM

congrats on the POTD #4226802

William C. Raco 4/29/2007 4:58:09 AM

Congratulations again, Ken
Excellent choice for POTD

Bill #4226808

ronda chatelle 4/29/2007 5:11:45 AM

Very creative...Well Done Ken! Congratulations!! #4226848

Nikki McDonald 4/29/2007 5:24:42 AM

Good going, Ken. Have known this was a good shot since I first saw it--just didn't know to take it :) So glad to see it as POTD Congratulations #4226880

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/29/2007 5:41:39 AM

WOW!!! Another POTD, Ken!!!!!! Super job!!!!!!!WTG!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #4226937

Sharon K. King 4/29/2007 6:02:49 AM

You are on a roll my friend!! Congratulations to you on your POTD!! #4227037

Ronald F. Fischer 4/29/2007 6:05:46 AM

Congrats on this awesome POTD, my friend! #4227050

Allison Gaulin 4/29/2007 6:14:16 AM

Congrats on your PTOD win! This is outstanding!!!!!! #4227096

Nancy L. Green 4/29/2007 6:15:54 AM

Congratulations Ken on a wonderful winner and POTD!! Very well deserved my friend!! <>< #4227108

Evy Johansen 4/29/2007 6:30:18 AM

Hi Ken, Big congratulations on your wonderful POTD! Very well deserved!! #4227165

She-She Killough 4/29/2007 6:45:35 AM

YEAAAAH Ken!! I LOVE this POTD!!! Congratulations!!! #4227232

Cathy Barrows 4/29/2007 6:52:55 AM

Yipeeeee WXMan...you really are superman too #4227260

Casey A. Hanson 4/29/2007 6:53:22 AM

Congrats Ken, on your wonderful POTD! :0) #4227263

Amy Jackson 4/29/2007 7:26:16 AM

Congratulations on POTD, Ken!! #4227347

Gail Vitikacs 4/29/2007 7:27:40 AM

WAY TO GO KEN!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOIUR POTD!!!!!! #4227351

Terry L. Ellis 4/29/2007 7:28:25 AM

Ken, congratulations again and again!!! This is a marvelous POTD!!! #4227355

Susan Fox 4/29/2007 7:47:04 AM

Congratulations Ken on your POTD! #4227428

Melissa Gurdus 4/29/2007 8:01:26 AM

Congratulations Ken on your POTD!! #4227473

Colleen Farrell 4/29/2007 8:56:29 AM

Great shot, Ken--congratulations on your win and POTD! #4227558

Colleen Farrell 4/29/2007 12:43:01 PM

Congrats on this terrific POTD!! You do beautiful work Ken! #4228081

Carla Metzler 4/29/2007 1:06:27 PM

Congratulations on your POTD, Ken! #4228104

Patricia Ronan 4/29/2007 2:43:37 PM

Great image! Congrats on your POTD:) #4228321

Stephen Zacker 4/29/2007 5:05:23 PM

Wonderful. Congratulations #4228649

Sharon Day 4/29/2007 5:38:25 PM

Fantastic shot, Ken!!! Congratulations on POTD! #4228695

Deborah Waddell 4/29/2007 6:08:41 PM

I love this shot!!! It brought back so many memories of Sundays after church trips to Eckerds to get a root beer float. Just one question, though. Why did you decide to go so high for the ISO? #4228756

Lindley Johnson 4/29/2007 7:25:01 PM

This is a great, nostalgic image, Ken. I love the look of it, particularly the selective coloring of the red stools. Congratulations on your well-deserved winner and POTD! #4229000

RC Fritz 4/30/2007 4:24:27 AM

Congratulations on your POTD! #4230002

Deborah Waddell 4/30/2007 5:16:58 AM

I just looked at the rest of your gallery and now I'm REALLY impressed! #4230327

Emile Abbott 4/30/2007 6:34:44 AM

Glad to see this as POTD and congrats Ken. #4230763

Mary Clarke 4/30/2007 1:04:05 PM

Congratulations on POTD Ken, wonderful image. Love what you've done with it. #4231988

Hendrik Storme 4/30/2007 3:07:07 PM

Congrats on you POTD!!! I don't receive the newsletter anymore, I don't know why! So i'm a bit late!:) #4232427

Dr Silly 5/1/2007 12:07:36 PM

Just saw that you got a POTD on this wonderful photo. Congratulations. :O)
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Robyn Gwilt 5/1/2007 12:48:18 PM

Congrats on your Win and POTD Ken! #4235976

Aimee c. Eisaman 3/14/2008 1:14:39 PM

Super cool image...reminds me of a place I once worked as a waitress. Congrats on your win! :-) #5643048

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Description

Inside Union Station, Omaha NE, which is now called the Durham Western Heritage Museum. Folks can step back in time with a visit to the old-fashioned 1931 Soda Fountain, complete with milk shakes, sundaes, malts and phosphates.

In this picture, several young girls were having a refreshing treat. I added a little grain. Thanks Linda for the hot spot advice and to Gail for the idea to retain the red colors of the stools!!

F4, 1/60 sec, ISO 1600, 50mm focal length.

Uploaded on 2/6/2007 4:08:26 AM

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