© Ken Grooms


Uploaded: July 12, 2005


Daniel Diaz July 13, 2005

Love the great varity of colors in this Ken. Great Work!! #278142

Cliff & Patti Smith July 13, 2005

The colors are absolutely beautiful, what a great capture Ken! #1589554

Mary Timman July 13, 2005

What a beautiful arrangement and such lovely color. Just perfect! #1589585

Luigi Di Serio level-classic July 13, 2005

WOW! Looks wholsome... nice colours Ken #1589612

Ken Grooms July 13, 2005

Thanks, everyone! I appreciate your kind words. #1589946

Jill Flynn July 13, 2005

This is a great shot! #1589957

Ken Grooms July 13, 2005

Thanks, Jill! #1590137

Lori Carlson July 14, 2005

Wow! Tremendous color, comp and sharpness Ken!! :0) #1592474

Ken Grooms July 14, 2005

Thanks, Lori! #1594503

Rachel Scott-Renouf July 17, 2005

Great colours, lovely photo! #1603730

Ken Grooms July 17, 2005

Thanks, Rachael! #1604641

Judith MacArthur level-classic July 23, 2005

Just visited your gallery, Ken, and you have some wonderful images there...Love your tulips, which are a favorite subject of mine too, but had to comment on Harvest. This is the kind of image one can just look and look at .... so well done. I'm curious: was this a "found" subject or "created"? #1629440

Ken Grooms July 23, 2005

Thanks so much, Judith! Created in imitation of Sam Abell's harvest basket found, I believe, in his book, "Seeing Gardens." I'll have to check on that, though. His, of course, is infinitely better, but what I really love about his version is the inclusion of vegetables as well as fruit. I had never seen that before. I couldn't find all the things he had in his basket, so I just did the best that I could. #1629718

Sharon Day level-classic July 27, 2005

I absolutely totally love this image, Ken!!! It's just gorgeous! I've never seen a still life any prettier! #1647014

Ken Grooms July 27, 2005

Thank you so much, Sharon, for the nice compliment! #1647031

August 19, 2005

Love it ! Great job ! #1734213

Mary Timman August 19, 2005

Beautiful composition and your colors and detail are magnificant! #1734966

Kate Jackson August 19, 2005

Wonderful harvest ~ love the rain drops on it. Gorgeous image! #1735477

Ken Grooms August 19, 2005

Thanks, everyone! #1735730

Roxanne M. Bubar August 19, 2005

Beautiful images and colors. #1735764

Ken Grooms August 19, 2005

Thanks, Roxanne! #1737156

Gabriela Koopmans August 21, 2005

love it!!!!!!!!!!!! #1746855

S P Mukherji August 22, 2005

Great colours and great concept. Great arrangement too. #1751043

Jill Odice level-classic August 22, 2005

Boy does say Autumn to me! Wonderful colors and composition! Beautiful work Ken! BTW, thanks for the nice comment on my photo :-) #1752496

Jill Odice level-classic August 22, 2005

Boy does say Autumn to me! Wonderful colors and composition! Beautiful work Ken! BTW, thanks for the nice comment on my photo :-) #1752497

Ken Grooms August 22, 2005

Thanks, everyone! Good luck in the next round! #1753297

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 23, 2005

Beautiful Ken. Love the colors. Love how they have water drops on the. Makes me think of fall. #1758574

Ken Grooms August 24, 2005

Thanks, Kay! #1760862

Virginia L. Allison August 24, 2005

Ken, this is beautiful. What a great tribute to the season that is right around the corner. Great job. #1763184

Ken Grooms August 24, 2005

Thanks, Virginia! Enough Summer! #1763428

Rakesh Syal level-classic August 24, 2005

This one is my faverout, Ken!!! #1763553

Ken Grooms August 25, 2005

Thanks, Rakesh - it's one of mine, too! #1766931

Judith MacArthur level-classic August 25, 2005

This is such a special shot, Ken...Don't see how it was overlooked by the judges! #1767566

Ken Grooms August 25, 2005

Judith, I just entered it this month, although it's been in my gallery a while, but thanks for the compliment! #1767625

Judith MacArthur level-classic August 25, 2005

Great! I was just going by the upload date...I'm sure we'll be seeing more of this one. :-) #1767858

Ken Grooms August 26, 2005

Thanks again, Judith! #1772061

Amanda Price September 29, 2005

What a bountifully delicious shot, Ken! My daughter has broken out in eczema on her poor little face and it seems the only thing that helps it is for me to live on beef and rice. Nothing. Else. In other words this mouthwatering shot is pure torture. :) #1898880

Ken Grooms September 29, 2005

Sorry to hear about your daughter. May Our Mother intercede for her so that you both start eating better soon! #1900844

Goshka G. September 30, 2005

Such a perfect fall image, Ken!! #1904028

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 30, 2005

Beautiful Fall colors and image! #1904303

Ken Grooms September 30, 2005

Thanks so much ladies! #1904718

Bianca B. Steinfeldt October 02, 2005

Wonderful fall image, Ken with beautiful colors! Very well done! #1908947

Sandra Freyler October 03, 2005

Very beautiful and colorful! Great shot! #1913041

Deborah Sandidge October 04, 2005

Beautiful fall composition, Ken - I love the warm colors! #1915526

Claudette Foote October 04, 2005


Ken Grooms October 04, 2005

Wow! Thanks so much ladies - I'm really flattered! #1918049

Brian Cassar October 05, 2005

Good shot Ken. Well done! #1918789

Sergio La Spina October 05, 2005

Very beautiful composition and great color Ken!!!I love it. #1920730

Debra Booth October 05, 2005

Lovely fall image, Ken!! #1921632

Ken Grooms October 06, 2005

Thanks, guys...and gal! #1925095

Katherine K October 09, 2005

Such crisp and clean and gorgeous fruit you have there!!

Makes me think, breath and smell FALL! (Thanks--I really need that in Texas) :) :) #1934666

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 09, 2005

Outstanding still life, very nice comp!! #1934731

Deb Holmes-Hatfield October 10, 2005

Very nice Ken, excellent comp and the perfect autumn image! #1936348

Ken Grooms October 10, 2005

Thanks, ladies!!!!!!!!! #1937376

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston October 12, 2005

Excellent collage. Very vibrant colors, a true representation of autumn. #1943775

Ken Grooms October 12, 2005

Thanks, Derrald - that means a lot! #1946146

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe October 16, 2005

This IS autumn! Sensational in every way, Ken!

ccc #1959060

Ken Grooms October 16, 2005

Yes, thank God! #1959139

Tammy Scott October 17, 2005

Gorgeous image! Great for Autumn! #1959997

Ken Grooms October 17, 2005

Thanks, Tammy! #1962708

Christian P. Nicolas October 17, 2005

Now there goes a superb shot. It is a studio setup? #1962836

Ken Grooms October 18, 2005

Thanks, Christian! No, it's an outdoor (backyard) setup, like all my still lifes. I find the lighting really unbeatable. #1966035

October 28, 2005

Ken: the detail in this picture is remarkable what a great photo. #2009276

Ken Grooms October 30, 2005

Thanks a lot, Peter! #2015277

Bill Houghton October 31, 2005

This is a beautiful seasonal photo Ken. Great job. Thanks for your comments on my photos. I appreciate it.
Bill #2016703

Joannie Bertucci level-classic November 05, 2005

A cornicopia of colors Ken! Everyone and their mother have said it all, so just let me add my praise! #2039752

Shawn Jennings March 04, 2006

Wow! What a great Autumn shot! Great job! #2495267

Paula Dwyer August 22, 2006

Ken this is absolutely beautiful!! :)
Your gallery is outstanding as well!! #3197502

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 02, 2006

Ken, excellent colors, clarity, detail, exposure and DOF. #3256942

Ken Grooms September 14, 2006

Thanks! #3310862

Tamera S. Phillips October 01, 2006

What a wonderful combination of color and texture! Would make a great Thanksgiving Day card!! Well done Ken. #3395180

Teresa Norris October 10, 2006

Wow, this is SO beautiful! The colors and textures are a feast for the eyes...fantastic image! #3430600

Darryl Wilkinson November 23, 2006

Beautiful and very appropriate POTD. Congratulations, Ken! #3618056

Lani J November 23, 2006

Congratulations on your POTD, Ken! Fantastic capture :o) #3618110

Susie Peek-Swint November 23, 2006

Lovely still life with rich autumn colours ~ many congrats on POTD Ken! #3618116

Sam Britt November 23, 2006

Congratulations on your POTD, Ken. Beautiful combination of colors & textures. Great detail & lighting. I love it! #3618119

Renee Doyle November 23, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic POTD Ken!

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 23, 2006

Ken, congratulations on your wonderful POTD. #3618129

RC Fritz November 23, 2006

Fantastic still life, Ken! Excellent details (sharpness)! Congrats on your POTD! #3618281

Terri L. Scribner November 23, 2006

Brilliant colors, details, shapes and designs!! Great for this Thanksgiving POTD!!! #3618294

Helen N. McHugh November 23, 2006

Congratulations Ken on this beautiful & vibrant POTD!!! #3618409

Joy Rector November 23, 2006

congrats on the POTD #3618432

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving...congratulations on your wonderful POTD! #3618464

Deborah Sandidge November 23, 2006

Congratulations on your POTD, Happy Thanksgiving too! #3618537

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 23, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD. Hope you and your family have a wonderful safe Thanksgiving:) #3618616

Jenny D November 23, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD! Happy Thanksgiving! #3618818

Linda Proctor November 23, 2006

Congratulations Ken on an awesome POTD!! Happy Thanksgiving!! #3618862

William C. Raco level-classic November 23, 2006

Excellent collection, display and color
Congratulations on the POTD, Ken

Bill #3619066

Judith MacArthur level-classic November 23, 2006

Congrats on the POD and Happy Thanksgiving, Ken...This is still one of my very favorite BP images! #3619134

Milan Banik November 23, 2006

excellent color and great shot,congrates on your POTD. #3619135

Sharon F. Morris November 23, 2006

Congrats on your POTD!! What great colors this is a beautiful image. :-) Happy Thanksgiving. #3619192

Guy D. Biechele level-classic November 23, 2006

Beautiful holiday shot. Congrats on your POTD, and Happy Thanksgiving! #3619193

Bunny Snow November 23, 2006

The composition you created with shapes and colors is very nice on its own. But, your sharpness of focus, the light giving texture to your subject makes this an extremely beautiful holiday image.

You did a wonderful job with this capture.

Congratulations! And...Happy Thanksgiving, Ken. #3619275

Teresa Norris November 23, 2006

Ken, this is such a wonderful POTD...it couldn't be more beautiful or more appropriate. Many congratulations to you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #3619293

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 23, 2006

Perfect potd for Thanksgiving, congrats!! #3619698

Mary Clarke November 23, 2006

Congratulations on POTD Ken, wonderful image #3619726

Allan L. Dy November 23, 2006

Congratulations Ken! A colorful POTD indeed! Great work. #3621045

Bunny Snow November 23, 2006

Ken, please share with us or me which lens and tripod combination (head and feet) you used to capture this lovely shot?


Bunny@bunnysnow.us #3621583

Ken Grooms November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I am so bloated with turkey, I'm "'bout to explode", to quote Bing. I can't believe I won POTD - I never have before!
I shot this a few years ago with a Nikon N90s and an 85mm f/1.4D nikkor lens on a cheapo Bogen tripod in my backyard in open shade. I shot several pics, this being the closest at 3 ft...stopped down.
I'm falling off now...good night everyone...God belss you all. #3622542

Lori Carlson November 24, 2006

Yeah, Ken!! Congratulations on your special Thanksgiving Day POTD!!! :0) #3624999

Nancy Donnell November 24, 2006

Hi Ken, it's hard to say anything that wasn't already said, but I wanted to add, your arrangement and choice of colors were fantastic. It was a joy to look at. #3625236

Corinne M. Thompson November 24, 2006

Beautiful....Congrats on your POTD! #3626540

Shirley Pearce November 27, 2006

Ken, I always enjoy the POTD's. This one is so alive and colorful. You truly have a creative eye!! Congratulations. #3637890

November 29, 2006

Wow! Amazing Picture! I love the color contrast and the water(droplets) totally makes it all pop! #3646935

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett March 16, 2007

Really like the colors and compostition, Ken... congrats on your POTD award ... steve #4061129

Manny L. Librodo May 08, 2007

I like your type of photgraphy Ken. I tried something like this but didn't succeed. That's why I stuck to portraits. Can you teach me? Maybe, when we meet we can exchange notes. You're good....no...very good. #4259559

Ken Grooms June 06, 2007

Wow - thanks so much Manny! But
Puhleeez...as if I could teach Steve McCurry anything! Go for your dream Manny - you've got the right stuff! #4373858

Amit Sheokand September 21, 2007

beautiful pic....love the composition #4821510

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