The Virgin River

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The Virgin River

Ken Smith level-classic 2/5/2010 5:59:10 PM

One more... #1235450

Ken Smith level-classic 2/5/2010 6:03:25 PM

Both are beautiful shots.

Would be curious to see them compared to what they look like once the snow starts melting in Spring

Happy Shooting

2/5/2010 3:57:25 AM

Claudia Kuhn

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member since: 3/14/2003 Gorgeous light and colors Ken, a beautiful spot!

2/5/2010 4:00:02 AM

Tammy M. Anderson

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member since: 8/13/2007 Gorgeous lighting and composition, Ken. Both images are beautiful!

2/5/2010 4:00:14 AM

Carolyn Fletcher

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member since: 10/6/2001 Looks cold! Beautiful shots, though!

2/5/2010 4:06:12 AM

Jeff W. Robinson

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member since: 10/17/2002 Wonderful comp, lighting and capture!! Jeff

2/5/2010 4:14:01 AM

Ray Thoms

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member since: 10/26/2005 Intersting image and colour Ken...nice work!

2/5/2010 4:26:37 AM

Nikki McDonald

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member since: 11/6/2006 Love the composition of the one you posted, Ken, with the V of the sky almost meeting that of the river. The light is lovely and the portrait crop dramatic. I like the other just as well -- has a completely different feel, doesn't it, with the blues dominating and the sweeping curve of the river that leads the eye in and around the bend.

2/5/2010 4:37:09 AM

Michelle Alton

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member since: 5/3/2007 Both images take my breath away, Ken.

2/5/2010 4:37:34 AM #8359586

Ken Smith level-classic 2/5/2010 6:04:39 PM

Courtenay Vanderbilt

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member since: 7/13/2008 Both images are beautiful, Ken! I particularly like the sky reflected in the water in the first one!

2/5/2010 4:41:16 AM

Tess L. Yee

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member since: 8/28/2009 Beautiful images, Ken! Really like the 'original' image...that gorgeous sky, and so much compositional drama and tension.

2/5/2010 4:41:51 AM

Agnes M. Fegan

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member since: 9/20/2004 Beautifully exposed them both!

2/5/2010 4:45:19 AM

Linda D. Lester

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member since: 3/13/2004 They are both beautiful....had to be a fun trip!!!

2/5/2010 6:44:00 AM

Gina Cormier

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member since: 6/4/2008 oh...just gorgeous images Ken!!!!

2/5/2010 7:11:46 AM

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna

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member since: 1/14/2006 VERY beautiful scene in both images, Ken!!! Nikki sait it all!!! :-) k

2/5/2010 8:08:27 AM


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It's been a long time since I was out there...perhaps I should go back. This is beautiful Ken!!! Love the POV!!!
I agree...Nik said it all!!!!
Wonderful Work!!


You keep changing the look of your gallery...I've tried to change back, but it won't let me...ARGH!!! Oh Well!

2/5/2010 9:31:15 AM

John Connolly

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member since: 2/28/2003 Two wonderful captures of this amazing country Ken! The colors are just incredible!

2/5/2010 1:54:50 PM

Cathy Barrows

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member since: 4/13/2003 very pretty but it doesn't look IR to it must not be

2/5/2010 2:02:41 PM


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member since: 3/16/2006 Wow, beautiful Ken...of course I love the 2nd one too, you know I love colors! :-)

jo ann c.

2/5/2010 4:32:04 PM

William C. Raco

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member since: 3/4/2003 Wow, this is outstanding, Ken
Beautiful work


David Phalen level-classic 2/5/2010 6:12:33 PM

Excellent work ken!! The light on the mountains and in the sky is spectacular!! #8359612

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 2/5/2010 6:17:47 PM

Beautiful shot. Great dof and colors here!!! #8359628

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 2/5/2010 6:23:58 PM

Gorgeous, Ken. #8359656

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 2/5/2010 10:32:43 PM

One word....WINNER. What a shot!

UB. #8359998

Michelle Alton 2/6/2010 5:31:08 AM

I still find both intensely beautiful... #8360474

Steve M. Harrington 2/6/2010 3:17:00 PM

Great tones and composition, Ken.
Steve #8361834

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 2/6/2010 7:01:16 PM

Outstanding images, and a dream come true gotta catch my breath too! awesome! 8o) #8362046

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 2/7/2010 6:32:46 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Ken! What a beautiful scene you've captured here! #8362857

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/7/2010 6:59:14 PM

Absolutely beautiful light and color, Ken. #8364351

Danny B. Head level-classic 2/8/2010 5:32:52 AM

Beautiful Ken... love the way the river leads the eye into the iamge. #8365399

Leslie L. Steinkraus 2/8/2010 8:06:52 AM

WOW Ken, makes for a truly inspiring place. Love the captured image!
What is your lens preference?
Keep up the good work!!!
Sincerely ~LLS~ #8366060

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 2/9/2010 6:15:31 PM

on your very deserving EFP! 8o) #8369827

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/13/2010 10:52:12 PM

Incredible beauty, great wide angle presentation! #8380246

Jeana Clark level-classic 3/26/2010 3:21:23 PM

It's a beautiful shot Ken!!!
Not suprised to see this with
a finalist!!! Bet it moves on too!!!

~J~ #8483729

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/26/2010 3:43:09 PM

superb, congratulations! #8483916

Jessica Jenney level-classic 3/26/2010 4:43:41 PM

Congratulations, Ken on your stunning finalist! #8484363

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/26/2010 5:03:21 PM

Beautiful finalist. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #8484539

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 3/26/2010 5:32:29 PM

Another beauty!!! Congratulations. #8484741

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/26/2010 6:54:05 PM

Wowza! This is fantastic, hope it wins the gold, congrats on the finalist!

jo ann c. #8485425

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 3/26/2010 6:57:58 PM

Congrats on this fantastic capture! #8485457

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 3/26/2010 7:16:34 PM

CONGRATS, my friend! #8485571

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 3/26/2010 8:56:41 PM

Both are beautiful, Ken. Good Luck for the big Win. #8485916

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/27/2010 1:12:34 AM

On a roll this month buddy!!! Congrats once more :-) #8486238

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 3/27/2010 8:23:44 AM

This should be on a magazine cover....should be a gold...for sure!!!! Good luck! #8487180

Tad Bowman 3/27/2010 9:03:38 AM

I love the color in this image. Congratulations Ken. #8487314

Debra R. Harder 3/27/2010 9:38:29 AM

I see another favorite has made the finals...breathtakingly beautiful, Ken! Absolutely SUPERB! Congratulations again! Deb #8487440

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/27/2010 2:11:09 PM

Wow, beautiful Ken! Congratulations!! #8488131

Elida Gutierrez 3/27/2010 4:26:13 PM


Becky J. Parkinson level-classic 3/27/2010 10:33:40 PM

Wow!! I think this is just breath-taking! Congratulations on another finalist! I am heading to Zion in the morning, so this photo has me feeling very excited to get there! #8489144

Jeff Robinson level-classic 3/28/2010 3:25:18 AM

Congrats Ken on this beautifully captured Finalist! Jeff #8489462

Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/28/2010 5:53:25 AM

I don't know how I missed this one...what a beauty!! Congratulations on your finalist! #8489685

Tammy L. Newcomb level-classic 3/28/2010 9:29:34 AM

This finalist is so beautiful...great job and congratulations. #8490164

Kathy Cline level-classic 3/28/2010 4:51:01 PM


Renee Doyle level-classic 3/28/2010 9:14:32 PM

Yep he does :-) BIG congrats on this wonderful winner Ken!!! WTG buddy!! #8491871

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/28/2010 10:17:11 PM

Congratulations on your win! WTG Ken! #8492010

Agnes Fegan level-classic 3/29/2010 1:58:39 AM

Congratulations Ken!!!! #8492326

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/29/2010 2:59:54 AM

A wonderful winner, Ken. Congratulations. You are a winner...ALL AROUND! #8492406

Anita Hogue 3/29/2010 5:05:18 AM


Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 3/29/2010 5:20:00 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Ken!!! Great job guy!!!! #8492969

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/29/2010 5:41:02 AM


Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/29/2010 5:49:35 AM

WTG....I thought this had winner written all over it! :)
Congratulations!!! #8493111

Danny B. Head level-classic 3/29/2010 7:06:13 AM

Beautiful, Ken! Congrats! #8493381

Carla Metzler level-classic 3/29/2010 7:21:19 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #8493439

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 3/29/2010 7:57:28 AM

Beautiful....Congrats, my friend! #8493570

Debra R. Harder 3/29/2010 8:16:44 AM

Incredibly BEAUTIFUL, surprise here!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your GORGEOUS GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8493648

Carol Eade level-classic 3/29/2010 8:45:41 AM

Beautiful scenic, congratulations! #8493851

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/29/2010 9:16:02 AM

Congratulations on this awesome, well deserved Gold Ken! I just knew this was a winner..

jo ann c.

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 3/29/2010 10:51:30 AM

This is just too beautiful for words, Ken. Huge congrats on this stunning Gold. #8494192

David Phalen level-classic 3/29/2010 11:10:31 AM

BIG Congrats on a stunning Winner!! #8494222

Shawn Jennings level-classic 3/29/2010 11:29:42 AM

WTG Ken! Congratulations on your win!!! #8494286

Mike Clime 3/29/2010 11:53:44 AM

Congratulations on this great winner! #8494386

Gina Cormier level-classic 3/29/2010 1:44:58 PM

WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!! #8494699

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/29/2010 2:05:37 PM

WTG on this wonderful win, Ken!!! :-) k #8494741

Shirley A. Kinney 3/29/2010 3:54:42 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ken. Great image. #8494959

Shirley A. Kinney 3/29/2010 4:24:19 PM

Congratulations on your win, Ken. Great image. #8494991

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 3/29/2010 5:02:20 PM

Great job!! Big congrats on this win! #8495095

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 3/29/2010 6:08:13 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Ken! WTG! #8495372

Evy Johansen level-classic 3/29/2010 10:43:04 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Ken!! #8496135

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/29/2010 11:18:09 PM

huge congrats on you amazing win! #8496222

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/29/2010 11:48:03 PM

Gem of a shot, Ken. CONGRATZ. on getting Golden!

UB. #8496274

Karen Celella level-classic 3/30/2010 8:44:18 AM

Congratulations on another gold badge to add to your large collection Ken. It's a well deserved win and I hope you enjoy the glory! #8497579

Dianna Murphy 3/30/2010 5:07:48 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner!!! #8498594

Mike R. Howe 3/30/2010 5:49:35 PM

Exceptional,beautiful work,Ken...Congratulations...well deserved!!! #8498695

Cindy Bendush level-classic 3/30/2010 10:25:24 PM

Beautiful Ken - congratulations! #8499135

Anne McKinnell 4/1/2010 4:15:02 PM

Way to go on this beautiful winner Ken, excellent composition and lighting. #8503544

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 4/2/2010 6:55:20 AM

Big congrats on your amazing win Ken.
JP #8504908

Sharon Day level-classic 4/2/2010 9:20:54 AM

Gorgeous shot, Ken!!! Congratulations!! #8505138

Michael M. Petrizzo 4/2/2010 6:58:44 PM

Ken, congrats on this great image. #8506410

Louie Zaninovich 4/5/2010 5:56:04 PM

Beautiful comp. & colors in this image. Your gallery is full of talent and great photography! Congrats on your gold! Louie #8512891

Nick Lagos 4/6/2010 6:41:00 AM

Congratulations on your win here Ken..great comp, color and texture #8514402

Paula Showen 4/7/2010 8:17:17 PM

Outstanding composition! Congrats on your well deserved win! #8518424

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The Virgin River which cuts thru Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, UT

F16, ISO 320, 22mm focal length

Exif: F Number: 16, ISO: 320, FocalLength: 22.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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