Wild Blue Yonder

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Wild Blue Yonder

Ken Smith level-classic 9/5/2008 3:51:33 AM

Two more... #992659

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 9/5/2008 3:57:37 AM

Wow, they're all so cool!!! Wonderful captures Ken! #6413696

Teresa P.Pelaez 9/5/2008 3:58:06 AM

Fantastic capture here Ken.

http://tpp2.zenfolio.com/p948137160/ #6413697

Agnes Fegan level-classic 9/5/2008 4:05:32 AM

Beautiful images...they are all so clear and sharp :) #6413721

Deb Koskovich 9/5/2008 4:06:51 AM

Outstanding clarity, Ken! You've really amazed me with the depth of detail in your in-flight images -- just fabulous. #6413724

Linda Boehme level-classic 9/5/2008 4:12:26 AM

Wow, very cool Ken! Great capture! #6413747

Colette M. Metcalf 9/5/2008 4:15:25 AM

Fantastic captures, Ken!!! #6413761

Mary Spade 9/5/2008 4:25:21 AM


Joy Rector 9/5/2008 5:18:08 AM

awesome captures #6413988

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 9/5/2008 5:36:15 AM

WOW KEN!! These are all marvelous!!! Great job! #6414069

Linda D. Lester level-classic 9/5/2008 5:57:05 AM

All three look like winners to me....awesome shots! #6414185

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 9/5/2008 6:18:08 AM

Beautiful photos, Ken. Fantastic air shots. #6414310

Liz blahh level-classic 9/5/2008 6:49:28 AM

Great images! Love the angles you get. #6414498

Murry Grigsby 9/5/2008 7:16:25 AM

But are the jets real? :0) Nice shots Ken. I think my FAV is the first because it is such an unusual sight seeing them go straight up. #6414626

Mary L. Graham 9/5/2008 7:20:57 AM

Wow Ken these are spectacular Shots Love them all!! =) #6414638

David Phalen level-classic 9/5/2008 8:04:15 AM

Earth shattering in more ways than one!! The color, clarity and POV of "Wild Blue Yonder" says WINNER!! #6414836

Beverly A. Wright 9/5/2008 8:44:12 AM

I love these guys, they're very popular
in Dayton! They come to the airshow at
Wright Patt and wow us all!! This is an
excellent capture of them, love that
true blue sky!!! #6415003

Daniella Puente 9/5/2008 8:49:42 AM

EXCELLENT captures! all of them are impressive, great capture of the movement... #6415019

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/5/2008 8:56:25 AM

I C R E D I B L E and MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!! All 3 of them, Ken!!!!! ♫ k #6415044

Shawn Jennings level-classic 9/5/2008 9:38:35 AM

All cool images! You must be loving that lens! #6415248

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 9/5/2008 11:07:37 AM


KARU. #6415522

Kate Baumgartner 9/5/2008 12:25:54 PM

An awesome capture. I knew this was your without even looking at the name. Well done, Ken. #6415804

janet williams 9/5/2008 12:39:53 PM

Wow what a fantastic capture Ken. I love these pictures of the Thunderbirds. They are really amazing. Beautiful color, POV, and detail. #6415866

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/5/2008 1:22:30 PM

Excellent capture Ken ~ I love this pov and the sky is captivating in colors plus the jet "trails" are great too

jo ann c. #6416017

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 9/5/2008 2:58:42 PM

Wow....Great capture, POV and colors, Ken! #6416427

Bill Knaps 9/5/2008 5:18:11 PM

All beautiful captures Ken. I prefer the sky a little lighter blue. Bill #6416965

Shirley A. Kinney 9/5/2008 5:59:33 PM

Awesome captures of the Thunderbirds, Ken. They never cease to amaze me with their fantastic formations. #6417130

Tamera S. Phillips 9/5/2008 6:21:30 PM

Nicely done Ken. Very crisp blue and white. #6417233

Nancy L. Green level-classic 9/5/2008 6:46:31 PM

Ooutstanding capture of this wonderful group, I love watching the Birds, so very well done my friend!! <>< #6417329

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 9/5/2008 6:54:20 PM

Ken, they are all phenomenal & incredible!!! The detail, clarity & lighting are all amazing,Ken!!! Wish I could do that!!! #6417352

Amy JACKSON level-classic 9/5/2008 8:06:32 PM

Excellent shots, Ken!!! #6417541

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/5/2008 11:31:51 PM

amaZing capture Ken! #6417862

Christie R. Bielss level-classic 9/6/2008 5:27:47 AM

Absolutely outstanding! My son thinks you have THE coolest pictures ever! Really, really outstanding trio of images! #6418448

William C. Raco level-classic 9/6/2008 8:22:50 AM

Wow, these are awesone, Ken!
Fantastic color, detail and subject
Both are fantastic! #6419138

Jeana Clark level-classic 9/6/2008 11:53:58 AM

You got some fantastic shots at the air show Ken!!!
ALL these images are winners to me!!!

~J~ #6419874

Nikki McDonald level-classic 9/6/2008 6:49:03 PM

These are super, Ken, and what a sky! Wonderful color, clarity and sharpness. #6421036

Kaye Burazin 9/6/2008 9:56:29 PM

Excellence ++++++ #6421698

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/6/2008 11:59:02 PM

WOW Ken .... all 3 are awesome!! #6421989

Susan Jane Allen level-classic 9/7/2008 4:34:38 AM

At the risk of being repetative... WOW!!!! Hope you entered all three! #6422511

Dianna Murphy 9/7/2008 5:01:41 PM

Holly crap... that's a great shot! #6425402

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston 9/7/2008 6:26:16 PM

Ken, sure winners, every one. #6425673

Cathy Barrows 9/7/2008 10:34:08 PM

very clear and concise...lovin your show shots #6426333

Carla Metzler 9/8/2008 12:25:46 PM

Definally love em' #6429241

Carla Metzler 9/8/2008 12:26:24 PM

Definitely love em' #6429243

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/19/2008 5:41:27 AM

(all three shots)
Great pov and comps!
Such dynamic images!
~Lisa #6474985

Bonnie C. Lackey 9/19/2008 5:43:44 AM

You must have a very steady hand! These are wonderful! #6474990

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 10/22/2008 7:48:20 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! This is OUTSTANDING Ken!!! #6639935

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/22/2008 7:57:37 PM

Wonderful finalist, Ken -- they all three could have been. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round #6640041

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/22/2008 7:59:07 PM

Wonderful finalist, Ken -- they all three could have been. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round #6640060

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/22/2008 11:27:39 PM


A P level-classic 10/22/2008 11:47:00 PM

Congrats on all your finalist, Ken #6641935

Shawn Jennings level-classic 10/23/2008 7:30:19 AM

They all could have been finalist! Congratulations! #6644676

Karen Celella level-classic 10/23/2008 7:50:14 AM

It's tough to get such great clarity here but you do it well Ken. Congratulations again on another finalist. #6644845

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 10/23/2008 8:16:14 AM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6645140

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 10/23/2008 10:22:04 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #6646391

Amber J. Skene 10/23/2008 10:55:07 AM

Congrats on your finalist! #6646657

Anita Hogue 10/23/2008 12:34:14 PM

AWESOME!!!!! Congratulations, Ken! #6647281

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 10/23/2008 12:44:02 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken. I really love this!
kk #6647364

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 10/23/2008 3:43:25 PM

Congratulations, Ken!! This is a beautiful and well deserved finalist!! #6648043

Mike D. Perez level-classic 10/23/2008 3:52:50 PM

Awesome Finalist, Ken! Congratulations! #6648105

Jeff Robinson level-classic 10/23/2008 4:33:06 PM

Congrats Ken on your Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff #6648394

Jeana Clark level-classic 10/23/2008 6:59:29 PM

On to the next round with this!!!
Congrats Ken!!!!
Fab Finalist!!!

~J~ #6649332

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/23/2008 9:04:20 PM

Huge Congrats.on a well deserved Finalist.

UB. #6649847

Carla Metzler 10/24/2008 4:29:03 AM

Congratulations, Ken! :-) #6651286

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/24/2008 7:39:42 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Ken!

jo ann c. #6652189

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 10/24/2008 1:42:46 PM


Kerry Hill 10/24/2008 1:46:04 PM

Congratulations Ken! Well deserved! #6653973

Agnes Fegan level-classic 10/24/2008 1:49:08 PM

Congratulations!!! #6653993

Sandy Powers level-classic 10/24/2008 2:05:16 PM

Whoa!!! How did I miss this! This is FABULOUS! Congratulations!!

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/24/2008 2:07:11 PM

congrats on your gorgeous win!!! #6654142

Mike Clime level-classic 10/24/2008 2:10:00 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Ken! #6654168

Rakesh Syal level-classic 10/24/2008 2:21:19 PM

My heartiest congratulations on this great win, my friend! #6654256

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 10/24/2008 3:09:37 PM

CONGRATULATIONS to you on your win, Ken!!!! #6654546

Murry Grigsby 10/24/2008 3:32:55 PM

Congrats on your super image and win Ken!! #6654720

Shawn Jennings level-classic 10/24/2008 3:42:52 PM

WTG Ken! Congratulations on your win! #6654823

Elida Gutierrez 10/24/2008 3:57:56 PM



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Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/24/2008 4:25:35 PM

Congratulations Ken!! #6655066

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/24/2008 4:27:29 PM

Congratulations on your terrific winner!!! #6655076

Nadya Johnson 10/24/2008 4:29:52 PM

Congrats on your exciting winner, Ken!! #6655088

Kaye Burazin 10/24/2008 5:18:37 PM

Bravo for you! #6655360

Margaret R. Barry 10/24/2008 6:08:53 PM

Congratulations on your amazing winner, Ken! #6655570

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 10/24/2008 6:32:10 PM

Congratulations! I'm pleased to see this among the winning images. It's AWESOME Ken! #6655653

Anita Hogue 10/24/2008 6:59:21 PM

Fabulous image! Congratulations! #6655757

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/24/2008 7:24:18 PM

Congratulations on the Gold win Ken!!!

jo ann c. #6655874

Cyn Valentine level-classic 10/24/2008 7:27:25 PM

Fantastic winner Ken ..congratulations!! #6655894

Darryl Wilkinson 10/25/2008 12:42:05 AM

Beautiful shot, Ken! Congratulations!!

Peace :) #6656743

Hendrik Storme 10/25/2008 6:39:44 AM


Michelle Alton 10/25/2008 9:28:59 AM

What a brilliant magnificent winner, Ken! Congratulations! #6658361

Susan Jane Allen level-classic 10/25/2008 10:05:19 AM

Big congrats on this wonderful winning pic! #6658485

Linda Blair 10/25/2008 11:17:40 AM

Totally awesome Win Ken....Congratulations!!!!! #6658739

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/25/2008 12:04:57 PM

WTG. Congrats. on striking GOLD. Goes to my favs.

UB. #6659019

Tarun Bose 10/25/2008 12:56:01 PM

Big congrats Ken for your excellent winner. #6659146

David Phalen level-classic 10/25/2008 1:08:33 PM

BIG Congrats on an awesome Winner!! #6659197

Linda D. Lester level-classic 10/25/2008 1:20:01 PM

I knew this would be gold...awesome! #6659252

Colleen Farrell level-classic 10/25/2008 2:12:35 PM

Big congratulations on your win! #6659416

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/25/2008 6:29:09 PM

WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!! HUGE congratulaions on this wonderful win, Ken!!!!! ♫ k #6660043

Mike D. Perez level-classic 10/25/2008 6:31:41 PM

Congratulations on your great Win, Ken! #6660061

Renee Doyle level-classic 10/25/2008 6:55:44 PM

Great to see GOLD here Ken!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! #6660151

Lorna Shutter level-classic 10/25/2008 7:10:38 PM

Love all 3 incredible images, Ken! Congratulations on your Big Win!!!!! :) #6660198

Cathy Barrows 10/26/2008 10:05:02 AM

Congrats...excellent job with these #6662824

Carla Metzler 10/26/2008 1:28:29 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ken! Great job! #6663471

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 10/26/2008 6:20:03 PM

Congratulations on your GOLD winning image, Ken! It's well deserved!! #6664267

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 10/26/2008 7:08:59 PM

They are all amazing, Ken! Congratulations on your winner! #6664403

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 10/27/2008 2:36:49 AM

Congratulations Ken on your Win.

Dominick #6665488

Mary Timman level-classic 10/27/2008 4:41:09 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful win Ken! #6666084

James E. Coleman level-classic 10/27/2008 1:19:31 PM

Hey thanks for the bonus shots!! I haven't got to see these guys or the Blue Angels for a while. Used to watch them buzz over my house when I lived by Langley.

Jim #6668286

Jeff Robinson level-classic 10/28/2008 3:58:48 AM

Congrats Ken on this Fantastic 2nd Plce Win!! Jeff #6671650

Brad Harding 10/28/2008 6:51:48 AM

Congrats on the win Ken, I enjoyed all of the air show shots, Brad. #6672722

Alex T. Mizuno 10/28/2008 7:33:21 PM

Great capture, Ken! Color contrast is really striking. Congratulations on your win!!! #6675838

Lori Carlson 2/18/2010 5:05:44 PM

Wow, Ken!!! This is one spectacular shot!!!! Well done!!!! =) #8392763

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The Thunderbirds, from the Offutt Air Force Base airshow.

F7.1, 1/320th sec, ISO 250, 400mm zoom.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

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