Day's End

Uploaded: August 02, 2013 04:06:29


We had thunderstorms during the late afternoon, but the sun broke thru around sunset.
F8, 1/800th sec, ISO 500, 24mm focal length


Ken Smith level-classic August 02, 2013

One more... #1538766

William C. Raco level-classic August 02, 2013

What a dramatic and beautiful photo, Ken.
The light, color, composition, scene and mood are all outstanding.

Colette M. Metcalf August 02, 2013

Oh WOW!! Beautiful in every way, Ken!!!! #10793189

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic August 02, 2013

WOW Ken...this is beautiful. The light is what makes it! #10793232

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe August 02, 2013

Wow! Gorgeous sky after the storm! #10793253

Nancy Marie Ricketts August 02, 2013

Wonderful light and color, Ken! You just gotta love that wide angle lens- makes for a great pov! #10793375

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 02, 2013

Outstanding light Ken! Just love this barn. #10793627

John Connolly August 02, 2013

Glorious colors in these great sunset images Ken! Well done! #10793693

Marijana Fajgl August 02, 2013

A winner in my book! #10793770

Keith L. Clayton August 02, 2013

Great capture - Very nicely done! #10793817

Angie M. Davis August 02, 2013

Simply glorious!!! :) #10794071

Jill Odice level-classic August 03, 2013

Love both of these wonderful images Ken! That light was worth waiting through the storm for! #10794649

Cindy Bendush level-classic August 04, 2013

Rural scenery doesn't get any better than this! Simply stunning Ken! #10795346

Renee Doyle August 06, 2013

Gotta just love that sky!! Fantastic exposure and captures Ken! #10797758

Renee N. Miller August 08, 2013

Absolutely beautiful, Ken! #10800634

Ermanno Radice August 08, 2013

Gorgeous image, wonderful scene, colors, light and exposure! Winner in my book! #10800647

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 08, 2013

Those are both just spectacular, Ken! #10800917

Kara L. Hendricks August 11, 2013

WOW... just WOW!! #10804601

Michelle Alton August 14, 2013

Brilliant, Ken. Congratulations on the truly well deserved POTD! #10807495

Anita Hogue August 14, 2013

Stunning! Congratulations on your POTD! #10807515

William C. Raco level-classic August 14, 2013

Terrific POTD choice
Congratulations, Ken #10807519

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic August 14, 2013

Splendid work, Ken! Congratulations on the POTD honor!! #10807532

Carmody Baker August 14, 2013

Such a beautiful image Ken. Congratulations! #10807541

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe August 14, 2013

Beautiful POTD. Congrats! #10807545

Joy Rector August 14, 2013

congrats on the POTD #10807552

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 14, 2013

Outstanding Ken, huge congrats to you! #10807554

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 14, 2013

Congrats on this magnificent POTD image Ken! Love that barn and the light is just OVER THE TOP! We photographers love that place and all have made some beauties but your timing and the light....wowwww.

Should get 1st Place in my humble opinion!

jo ann c.


Chris Budny level-deluxe August 14, 2013

Congratulations, Ken!
A Favorite, for sure!! #10807561

Colette M. Metcalf August 14, 2013

Now hope it gets GP! Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Ken!!!! I just LOVE this! #10807563

Richard M. Waas August 14, 2013

Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #10807586

Nancy Marie Ricketts August 14, 2013

Congratulations, Ken, on your superb POTD! #10807591

David Phalen August 14, 2013

BIG Congrats on a spectacular POTD!! #10807593

John D. Roach level-addict August 14, 2013

Beautiful iterations. #10807595

Karen Celella August 14, 2013

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Ken. I always love your bonus images too. #10807598

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 14, 2013

Outstanding! Congratulations on your POTD! #10807601

Melissa Olsen August 14, 2013

Ken, because of time restraints I rarely comment or post on BP these days but when this glorious POTD popped up in my email I just had to take the time to tell you how remarkable it is. Beautiful!

Carol Flisak level-classic August 14, 2013

Gorgeous image, Ken... stunning sky, wonderful light and comp! Congrats on your beautiful POTD! #10807613

Katarina Mansson August 14, 2013

Spectacularly beautiful stunnigly perfect - wow! Congratulations on your POTD Ken! #10807624

Shawn Jennings August 14, 2013

Beautiful images, Ken! Congratulatons on your POTD! #10807626

August 14, 2013

Wow. This image is gorgeous. I would like permission to use it on one of the commercial websites that I run. I would give you proper credit and if you have a website a link of course. Please let me know.. Thanks.


Terry Cervi level-deluxe August 14, 2013

This is just glorious, Ken! Congrats on your POTD!! #10807630

Rick August 14, 2013

Stunning! Well done. Award well deserved.

Lana Arcemont August 14, 2013

Congratulations on your POTD! #10807685

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 14, 2013

WTG on this TOTALLY GORGOEOUS POTD, Ken! :-) k #10807686

Carol L. Fowler August 14, 2013

Spectacular! Congrats! #10807689

Joan Soles August 14, 2013

Gorgeous! A huge congrats. #10807690

Mark Seiter level-classic August 14, 2013

awesome shot, lighting, and colors Ken......congrats on your well deserved POTD......I've made it a favorite #10807691

Emile Abbott level-classic August 14, 2013

Beautiful Ken and congrats on POTD #10807694

Phyllis H. Burchett August 14, 2013

Stunning shot Ken, congrats on the POTD!!! #10807707

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 14, 2013

Home run for sure here - gorgeous sky and a wonderful foreground. Congratulations on the POTD, Ken. #10807722

Jill Odice level-classic August 14, 2013

Congrats on your POTD Ken :-) LOve the colors in the sky! Simply beautiful and a fav for me! #10807728

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 14, 2013

WOW!!! Gorgeous photo, Ken!!! Congrats on your well-deserved POTD!! #10807765

Maria Coulson August 14, 2013

Beautiful colors Ken. Congratulations ! #10807776

Leslie McLain level-classic August 14, 2013

Congrats on a stunning POTD, Ken. #10807781

Anita Bower August 14, 2013

Glorious! Beautiful sky, clouds, light rays, colors. #10807796

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 14, 2013

Outstandingly gorgeous...

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #10807817

Renee N. Miller August 14, 2013

Congratulations on POTD, Ken! #10807820

Sara B Coffey level-classic August 14, 2013

Ken, this is a stunning image in subject, composition & color. A real favorite! congrats on your POTD!
Sara #10807830

Michael Frazier level-classic August 14, 2013

Congrats Sr. on a great POTD. #10807845

Janice Mezzacappa August 14, 2013

Stunning capture Ken Congrats on your POTD! #10807853

Ramona Bowman August 14, 2013

WOW!!! Absolutely breathtaking. Love, love, love it! #10807856

Paul D. August 14, 2013

Another beaut! Congrats! #10807865

Susan M. Smith August 14, 2013

Stunning, Ken! Congrats on this wonderful POTD! #10807872

Wendy Stevenson August 14, 2013

Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on your POTD! #10807874

Eivor Kuchta August 14, 2013

Gorgeous, Ken! Congratulations on your POTD! #10807875

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 14, 2013

Dear Mr. POTD...this is amazing! Way to go on this stunning image! #10807900

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 14, 2013

FANTASTIC image Ken, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful POTD!!! <>< #10807906

Lindley Johnson level-classic August 14, 2013

Glorious light and outstanding composition! Congratulations on your fantastic POTD, Ken. #10807924

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 14, 2013

Wowzers, old friend!!!
Congratulations on this amazing display of peace and light. Inspirational!

Kathryn Wesserling August 14, 2013

It does feel like it's a "holy" message. Beautiful. #10807945

Renee Doyle August 14, 2013

WTG Mr Smith !!! BIG congrats to you on this outstanding POTD!!! #10807988

John A. Patton August 14, 2013

Amazing capture Ken - congrats on a well deserved POTD #10808073

Ellen Hodges August 14, 2013

Huge congrats on a gorgeous POTD, Ken!! #10808104

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 14, 2013

Congrats Ken on this Well Deserved POTD! #10808149

Evy Johansen level-classic August 14, 2013

Stunning image, Ken! Big congratulations on your POTD! #10808195

Cindy Bendush level-classic August 14, 2013

Breathtaking Master - Best barn image anywhere! Big congrats on your POTD! #10808252

Alex T. Mizuno August 15, 2013

Such a beautiful image Ken! Congratulations on POTD!!! #10808413

Mary K. Robison August 15, 2013

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD! #10808645

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic August 15, 2013

Beautiful scene and lighting! Congratulations on your POTD! #10808849

Jeffrey R. Bange August 18, 2013

Absolutely stunning sunset capture Ken and a very deserving POTD. #10812715

Richard D. Love August 28, 2013

Congratulations, Ken. Beautiful light and colors!

Rick #10822839

Jill Odice level-classic September 30, 2013

Congrats on your finalist Ken! LOve them both! #10856625

Jeffrey R. Bange September 30, 2013

Congratulations Ken on your well deserved finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. #10856636

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 30, 2013

Gorgeous POTD and finalist. Congrats, Ken. #10857050

Nancy Marie Ricketts September 30, 2013

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Ken ! #10857055

Tammy Espino September 30, 2013

Congrats!! :) #10857241

Maria Coulson September 30, 2013

Congratulations Ken. Gorgeous! #10857720

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe September 30, 2013

Awesome image, Ken...Congratulations! #10857740

Emile Abbott level-classic October 01, 2013

Knew we would see this again, Congrats Ken on stunning finalist. #10858545

Merna L. Nobile October 13, 2013

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

Cindy Bendush level-classic October 31, 2013

No surprise here! Congratulations on your finalist Ken! #10886225

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 29, 2013

I was really confused for a minute - went back to see if I was browsing the wrong finalist folder. Finally saw that you had a badge on both these captures - very well deserved. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #10909880

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 30, 2013

Congrats Ken, don't know how I missed this beauty!

jo ann c. #10910310

John Connolly November 30, 2013

Congratulations on your finalist Award, Ken! A very deserving image! #10910892

Barbara Mason November 30, 2013

Congratulations a wonderful composition !! #10910999

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 30, 2013

Congratulations Ken on your wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10911128

Alex T. Mizuno November 30, 2013

What an amazing beauty, Ken! This gotta be a winner! #10911798

Merna L. Nobile December 27, 2013

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, November, 2013 Merna #10930420

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