Winter Sunset in Nebraska

© Ken Smith

Winter Sunset in Nebraska

Kenneth Mucke 3/29/2007 4:13:21 AM

WOW...this is just stunning the landscape and color of the sky is amazing..Cloette will be in our prayers #628271

Nikki McDonald 3/29/2007 4:22:24 AM

Kenneth is right: this is stunning, even in the thumbnail! The larger patters of light/shadow, color/black and white work so well to enhance the composition here, Ken. I love the way the sunset is almost contained in a dome of darkness, the way the trees and building frame the scene, and the detail--like the the distant plowed field under the powder snow. The Tetons are magnificent, but this shot gives them a run for their money. #4108202

Bonnie C. Lackey 3/29/2007 4:25:24 AM

An amazing picture, Ken. The richness of color and clarity of detail make this a real piece of art. Thinking of you, Colette! #4108212

Gail Vitikacs 3/29/2007 4:26:45 AM

Awesome image always deliver beautiful scenes painted in rich bold colors! My prayers are with Colette.... #4108216

Agnes Fegan 3/29/2007 4:27:43 AM

What a striking photo - beautiful colors and lighting!!!

Carolyn mentioned Colette in her post today; will definitely be thinking of her! #4108220

KV Day 3/29/2007 4:42:12 AM

Colors really pop, will be thinking of Colette. #4108245

Shirley Sicurello 3/29/2007 4:52:49 AM

This is an extraordinary photo. Composition, lighting, details - well done! #4108268

Kay E. Mahoney 3/29/2007 4:55:23 AM

Fantastic capture, Ken. Beautiful colors and scene. Colette will be in my prayers. Praying all goes well and she has a speedy recovery:) #4108275

Jim Huffield 3/29/2007 4:57:00 AM

Awesome sunset, Ken. I also will be thinking of Colette. Jim #4108277

David Phalen 3/29/2007 5:17:08 AM

Fantastic capture of color, light and scene here Ken! My thoughts and prayers are with Colette. There is no "routine" surgery. #4108340

Aleksandra Miesak 3/29/2007 5:21:26 AM

What a beautiful scene and a great capture. I still sometimes have problems with metering sunsets and controlling the details. To me this one looks tricky and you mastered it. Great job. Get well soon Colette! #4108348

Linda D. Lester 3/29/2007 5:31:18 AM

Thanks for letting us know about Colette! I knew she had one last fall didn't know she was doing it again.

Beautiful shot!! Just love that sky!

Carolyn M. Fletcher 3/29/2007 5:37:44 AM

Gorgeous shot, She will like it! #4108417

Colette M. Metcalf 3/29/2007 5:53:16 AM

This is beautiful, Ken! Thank you! Hopefully I'll be back to normal after tm:) #4108506

Dennis Flanagan 3/29/2007 6:02:26 AM

Taken last weekend? #4108534

Shawn Jennings 3/29/2007 6:08:06 AM

Super color and capture, Ken! #4108557

Tamara K. Walker 3/29/2007 6:54:01 AM

Very beautiful Ken, this seems to be one of your favorite spots, too bad it's going to be a four lane road.

Ronald F. Fischer 3/29/2007 7:33:33 AM

Stunningly beautiful, Ken! I will say a prayer for Colette! #4108915

Mary Timman 3/29/2007 8:11:03 AM

Just an absolutely gorgeous scene Ken and of course will keep Colette in my thoughts! Keep us posted! #4109073

Darren K. Fisher 3/29/2007 8:35:40 AM

Wonderful image Ken. Thinking of you Colette. But honey you will never be normal...LOL....I do hope all will go well tomorrow and I will certainly be keeping you in my prayers. #4109187

Colleen Farrell 3/29/2007 8:36:59 AM

Gorgeous landscape, Ken! Makes me miss the midwest. #4109193

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/29/2007 8:42:00 AM

FANTASTIC, Ken!!!!! The vivid sky with the white of the snow really makes this POP!!!! :3 #4109211

Mary L. Graham 3/29/2007 8:51:21 AM

Beautiful Ken!! Love the colors!! =) #4109267

Kimi A. Phillips 3/29/2007 9:03:16 AM

Stunning sky! Love the cozy scene on the hill! Best wishes Colette! Hope you have a speedy recovery! #4109329

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/29/2007 1:51:26 PM

Beautiful!!!!! Best wishes, will be in my prayers! #4110032

Roxanne M. Bubar 3/29/2007 3:51:53 PM

This is Stunning. Well done.
Thoughts and prayers going out to Colette

Claudia Kuhn 3/29/2007 4:35:54 PM

This is one incredible sunset Ken!!! Gorgeous! I saw one similar to this in Dec. '05... and it was the most incredible thing to view in person. #4110421

Sharon King 3/29/2007 7:29:57 PM

Stunning image ken...WOW! Best wishes to our friend Colette! #4110709

Nancy L. Green 3/29/2007 8:10:28 PM

Totally awesome my friend!! This is almost sureal in it's beauty!! Thank you for the note on Colette, I will keep her in my prayers!! <>< #4110814

eileen bedford 3/29/2007 8:23:45 PM

SO Beautiful, well captured Ken... #4110846

Sheryl A. Hudson 3/29/2007 9:04:31 PM

This is so beautiful Ken! I love the contrast of the beautiful warm sky as a backdrop to the snow!!! Colette will be in my prayers also! #4110922

Les Rhoades 3/30/2007 1:03:52 AM

I just wanted you to know I clicked on the thumbnail ( I was browsing BP) before I realized it was your shot. The color was a really eye catcher. Well done Ken! #4111150

Kathleen K. Parker 3/30/2007 5:01:56 AM

Beautiful!! Colette is in my prayers, too.
kk #4111724

Cathy Barrows 3/30/2007 5:48:04 AM

very pretty...i'm a day late but I hope she is doing well #4112002

Cassie L. Woodlee 3/30/2007 6:39:40 AM

Absolutely stunning Ken!!!! #4112229

Amy JACKSON 3/30/2007 7:23:50 AM

Wonderful image, Ken!! #4112378

Jenny Bosmans 3/30/2007 8:34:11 AM

Superb capture and very beautiful image, Ken! Great dedication to our friend Colette...she's in our thoughts and prayers! :) #4112603

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/30/2007 3:01:19 PM

Ken, this is stunning! You are so great on landscapes (and everything!) Guess the Guys will rule im March with the SG's! boo hoo!

jo ann c. #4113743

Ken Smith 3/30/2007 5:46:10 PM

Thanks so much for the great comments and well wishes for Colette. I'm sure she appreciated them. I just heard from Colette and all went well, although she'll be seeing double for about 2 weeks. #4114081

Renee Doyle 3/30/2007 7:15:57 PM

Wonderful sunset capture Ken! Beautiful composition!
Glad to hear that things went well for Colette - wishing her a speedy recovery!

Kaye Burazin 3/31/2007 2:35:13 PM

More than stunning Ken. Wishing Colette a speedy recovery. #4116663

Roger Bernabo 3/31/2007 8:55:21 PM

Beautiful color Ken; a wonderful capture! #4117430

Judy V. Kennamer 4/1/2007 10:11:25 AM

Wow Ken! Gorgeous! #4119090

Nikki McDonald 4/1/2007 4:55:39 PM

Told you this was an eye-catcher, Ken. Just saw it in Editor's First Picks, under the Photo tab. This is a new feature at BP. There are 8 photos and, each time you click reload, 8 more. They seem to come up randomly so you may or may not be able to find yours there :) Congratulations. #4119904

John Connolly 4/2/2007 1:18:11 PM

Stunning work here Ken! I will try and catch up with your latest images over the next couple of days. #4122703

Hendrik Storme 4/3/2007 11:34:55 AM

Gorgeous scene! Great work, Ken!!! #4126043

Tamara K. Walker 4/24/2007 2:52:07 PM


Nikki McDonald 4/24/2007 3:11:11 PM

Huge congratulations on this magnificent finalist, Ken. #4205081

Cassie L. Woodlee 4/24/2007 3:16:06 PM

Congrats on your finalist Ken!! #4205123

Kaye Burazin 4/24/2007 3:34:28 PM

WTG Ken! #4205318

Bill Wyatt 4/24/2007 3:59:58 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Ken!! #4205551

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/24/2007 4:05:50 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic image, Ken!!!!! :-) ^.^ #4205602

Mary Timman 4/24/2007 4:30:33 PM

What a beauty. Congratulations and good luck! #4205824

Gail Vitikacs 4/24/2007 4:43:18 PM did a super job this month Mr. Smith!!! CONGRATULATIONS! #4205956

Linda D. Lester 4/24/2007 4:43:53 PM

Mr. Smith!!! Congratulations on all your finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) #4205962

Jeff Robinson 4/24/2007 5:28:05 PM

Congrats Ken on All of your awards this month! Atta-Boy!! Jeff #4206306

Laura Clay-Ballard 4/24/2007 5:52:14 PM

wow! congrats! #4206439

Suzanne Colson 4/24/2007 5:57:23 PM

This is absolutely beautiful..Congrats on your finalist!!! #4206468

Judyann Plante 4/24/2007 6:05:44 PM

Congratulations on all your finalists, Ken! The best of luck to you in the next round!

Judyann ><> #4206545

Kay E. Mahoney 4/24/2007 6:19:57 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Ken. Good luck in the next round. #4206703

Shawn Jennings 4/24/2007 6:26:55 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #4206785

Kenneth Mucke 4/24/2007 6:31:38 PM

Congrats on this marvelous finalist Ken #4206851

RC Fritz 4/24/2007 7:05:40 PM

Congratulations, Ken. Great finalist! #4207193

Kristi A. Howson 4/24/2007 7:42:59 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round Ken! Such a gorgeous scene! #4207527

Terry L. Ellis 4/24/2007 8:01:57 PM

A beautiful finalist, Ken! Congratulations! #4207695

Esther Smith 4/24/2007 8:14:19 PM

Just beautiful! Congratulations Ken! #4207742

Su Sana E. P 4/24/2007 11:06:29 PM

Congratulations again, Ken!! Beautiful!! #4208438

Sherry K. Adkins 4/25/2007 12:34:20 AM

Congrats, Ken, on this beautiful finalist. #4208639

Laurie Daily 4/25/2007 4:37:30 AM

Magnificent! Congratulations Ken on your finalist! #4209516

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/25/2007 5:13:35 AM

Awesome! And congratulations also on being in the top 100 Winners in BP!

I knew you were a winner all along!


Carla Metzler 4/25/2007 5:19:07 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #4209966

Emile Abbott 4/25/2007 7:10:08 AM

Congrats on finalist and fantastic image, Ken #4210839

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/25/2007 10:19:03 AM

So very beautiful Ken!!! Congratulations on your finalist win!! #4212016

Lynne Morris 4/25/2007 1:38:45 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Ken, good luck in the next round! #4212832

Hendrik Storme 4/25/2007 1:54:22 PM

Big congrats, Ken!! #4212883

Sharon King 4/25/2007 2:08:45 PM

This is so Beautiful Ken, Congrats! #4212921

Renee Doyle 4/25/2007 3:16:52 PM

Congratulations Ken!

Lindley Johnson 4/25/2007 4:10:02 PM

This is stunning, Ken! The contrast between the gorgeous warm colors of the sunset and the pristine white snow is fantastic. Congratulations on your very well-deserved finalist. #4213428

Mike D. Perez 4/25/2007 6:21:03 PM

Congratulations, Ken! Beautiful image. #4213858

KV Day 4/25/2007 6:37:08 PM

Just one congratulations on many finalists. wtg #4213894

Su Sana E. P 4/25/2007 9:08:06 PM

Huge Congratulations on your Win, Ken!! #4214338

Janine Russell 4/25/2007 9:21:28 PM

Ken, excellent colors, exposure and lighting; congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4214396

Kristi A. Howson 4/25/2007 9:35:28 PM

I'm so glad to see this one win Ken. It's such a beautiful image in every way! Congratulations! #4214466

Pat Gamwell 4/25/2007 10:28:44 PM

Beautiful winner! BIG CONGRATS! #4214626

Colette M. Metcalf 4/26/2007 2:56:04 AM

BIG congratulations to you on your win, Ken!!! #4214974

Suchitro Banerjee 4/26/2007 3:39:07 AM

Nice image Ken !!! Congratulations ! #4215222

Carla Metzler 4/26/2007 3:42:55 AM

Congratulations on your win, Ken! #4215230

Gail Vitikacs 4/26/2007 3:45:36 AM

HOOOOORRRRAAAAYYYY!!!! Way to go Ken!!!! #4215242

Gail Vitikacs 4/26/2007 3:46:50 AM

HOOOOORRRRAAAAYYYY!!!! Way to go Ken!!!! #4215248

Mary Timman 4/26/2007 3:49:27 AM

Congratulations Ken. You really deserved it! #4215258

Kenneth Mucke 4/26/2007 3:49:56 AM

Congrats Ken on this awesome WINNER #4215262

Nikki McDonald 4/26/2007 3:51:25 AM

This IS a winner, Ken. You done us proud :) Congratulations. #4215271

Linda D. Lester 4/26/2007 3:59:01 AM

Congraulations....awesome shot! #4215324

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/26/2007 4:02:37 AM

Way to go Superman!

Well deserved for fantastic image! #4215352

Claudia Kuhn 4/26/2007 4:13:15 AM

Awesome Ken, congrats on your win!! #4215411

KV Day 4/26/2007 4:16:53 AM

WTG Captian! #4215424

Agnes Fegan 4/26/2007 4:58:56 AM

:-) Congrats on this beautiful winning photo! #4215592

Mike D. Perez 4/26/2007 5:41:38 AM

Congratulations, Ken! A beautiful Winner! #4215871

Cyn Valentine 4/26/2007 5:44:57 AM

COngratulations Ken..beautiful! #4215894

eileen bedford 4/26/2007 6:22:31 AM

Congratulations on your first place win, Ken.... #4216154

Cathy Barrows 4/26/2007 7:12:55 AM

WTG Superman #4216387

Sharon Day 4/26/2007 7:12:56 AM

Gorgeous shot!!! Big congratulations on your win, Ken!!! #4216388

Bill Houghton 4/26/2007 7:52:38 AM

Ken, congratulations on this beautiful win. Well done. Bill #4216587

Sam Britt 4/26/2007 7:57:22 AM

Congratulations on this winner, Ken! #4216614

Esther Smith 4/26/2007 8:26:21 AM

Congratulations Ken!! It's just beautiful!! #4216736

David Phalen 4/26/2007 8:27:16 AM

BOIG Congrats on a well deserved winner! #4216740

Jeff Robinson 4/26/2007 8:42:07 AM

Very beautiful and a very well dserved Win!! Congrats Ken! Jeff #4216817

Rakesh Syal 4/26/2007 10:19:41 AM

Congratulations on your first place win, Ken!! #4217195

Shawn Jennings 4/26/2007 10:22:04 AM

Congratulations on your win, Ken! #4217206

She-She Killough 4/26/2007 11:03:17 AM

This is SUCH a WINNER Ken!!! Love it!! Congratulations dude!! :) #4217344

Renee Doyle 4/26/2007 12:26:25 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful win Ken!

Emile Abbott 4/26/2007 12:44:23 PM

Congratulations on your win Ken. #4217630

Pranay Koka 4/26/2007 1:14:31 PM

wonderful color...congrats on ur win! #4217713

Regina L. Rickert 4/26/2007 3:06:20 PM

Congratulations on your stunning winner, Ken! #4218064

Lindley Johnson 4/26/2007 3:13:26 PM

Congratulations, Ken, on your gorgeous winner! #4218085

Sharon King 4/26/2007 3:27:11 PM

Congratulations Ken! #4218128

Jenny D 4/26/2007 4:16:21 PM

Congratulations on this beauty!! You SO deserve this win! #4218259

Kay E. Mahoney 4/26/2007 5:41:48 PM

Ken, Congratulations on your beautiful winner. Awesome colors. #4218544

Judy V. Kennamer 4/26/2007 7:13:47 PM

Beautiful winner Ken! Congratulations! #4218956

Donna W. Neal 4/27/2007 1:00:09 AM

Congratulations Ken on this beautiful Winner. I am so far behind. Hope all went well with Colette's surgery. #4219524

Susan Jane Allen 4/27/2007 3:33:37 AM

And last, but definitely not least---the second place! Great work, congrats! #4219827

Aleksandra Miesak 4/27/2007 5:13:38 AM

Way to go Ken! Well desserved recognition! #4220250

Denise M. Snyder 4/27/2007 6:53:37 AM


RC Fritz 4/27/2007 9:17:22 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner! #4221223

Terry L. Ellis 4/27/2007 10:27:46 AM

An awesome second place win, Ken! Congratulations! #4221443

Judyann Plante 4/27/2007 1:25:54 PM

Ken, Congratulations on this much deserved win!!!

Judyann <>< #4221791

Tamara K. Walker 4/27/2007 1:47:54 PM


Ken Smith 4/27/2007 2:04:41 PM

Thanks so much everyone for your wonderful comments. I do appreciate them!! #4221882

Ronald F. Fischer 4/27/2007 2:40:14 PM

Congrats on this AWESOME WINNER, Ken! #4222003

Judy V. Kennamer 4/27/2007 6:10:02 PM

Totally, completely, absolutely gorgeous! Great job Ken - and congrats! #4222649

Darryl Wilkinson 4/27/2007 6:14:57 PM

Another great month for you, Ken. Congratulations! #4222671

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/28/2007 2:57:58 AM

Ken, congratulations on your win...Dominick #4223537

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 4/28/2007 5:56:10 PM

Congratulations on This wonderful 2nd place winner, Ken ... sorry I'm a bit late on this (i've been a bit overwhelmed ...) #4225527

Jenny Bosmans 4/30/2007 4:07:20 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Ken! :) #4232577

AMALIA Veralli 5/3/2007 5:36:52 AM

Big congratulations on your second place win! Great image. #4242191

John Connolly 5/12/2007 3:00:31 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win Ken! This is a stunning scene! #4275974

Nikki McDonald 5/22/2007 8:07:41 AM

This just came up in rotation in the winners box on my home page, Ken--you know, the "You, too, can take great pictures" one. I smiled; it was like seeing an old friend. #4312575

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/23/2007 7:19:02 PM

Congrats! Superman has struck again! lol

Fabulous image my friend!

jo ann c. #4320168

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Please keep Colette Metcalf in your thoughts and prayers. She has major eye surgery scheduled for tomorrow (Friday). Although it’s “routine”, it can get complicated. It is NOT corrective vision surgery like LASIK. Colette knows I’m mentioning this in my post today.

F9, 1/13 sec, ISO 400, 24mm focal length. 5x graduated ND filter.

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