The Narrows [Nature ]

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The Narrows

Uploaded: January 25, 2010 03:50:23


This was from last Sunday in Zion National Park, Utah. The Narrows is a very photographic hike that follows the Virgin River into a spectacular gorge of Zion Canyon. At least 60% of the hike was spent wading and walking in the Virgin River. There is no maintained trail; the route is the river.

In January, the river isn't too high but I definitely needed a wet suit and specially designed hiking boots for walking and wading in the river. I rented them from a "Narrows" outfitting company which made it very easy to hike the Narrows.

F13, 1 sec, ISO 400, 26mm focal length

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 8/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 26.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Ken Smith level-classic January 25, 2010

Two more... #1230841

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 25, 2010

Beautiful set of images Ken, love the water color, and the perspective your sp gives the rock. #8327665

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 25, 2010

Beautiful set of images Ken, love the water color, and the perspective your sp gives the rock. #8327685

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 25, 2010

Beautiful lighting and composition, Ken. Fabulous SP too. #8327686

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 25, 2010

These are beautiful, Ken. The light and colors are wonderful and I love the shutter speed on the water. What an adventure! #8327704

Mary L. Graham January 25, 2010

WOW Ken These are gorgeous!! Looks like you had a great time!! Great SP as well!! =) #8327804

Gerri R. Jones January 25, 2010

Beautiful lighting with an exceptional pov for the viewer, Ken! #8327831

Joy Rector January 25, 2010

awesome #8327849

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe January 25, 2010

Wow...spectacular images from Zion Ken! Is it easy walking in the river...or rocky? #8327918

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2010

Fantastic capture, Ken. Beautiful colors. I bet it was a great experience being there. #8327923

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 25, 2010

Outstanding images and SP here, Ken!!!

Dominick #8327933

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 25, 2010

I have been waiting to see these....what a beatutiful place! Sure hope we see this again! #8327998

Tess L. Yee January 25, 2010

Wonderful images, Ken. Gorgeous color and fab POV on the primary image. #8328046

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 25, 2010

All three are fabulous, Ken. Your SP really adds perspective! I can't wait to see more of this stunning place! #8328077

Linda Blair January 25, 2010

Breathtaking images....just gorgeous!!!!!! #8328158

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 25, 2010

Both beautiful and interesting Ken. #8328204

Shawn Jennings level-classic January 25, 2010

Very nice! You get to go to the best places! :) #8328484

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic January 25, 2010

Sucha a cool shot. Absolutely beautiful. #8328618

Debra R. Harder January 25, 2010

After seeing your beautiful images, Ken...this place is going on the short list for me. Absolutely GORGEOUS...well worth the hike!! Deb #8328747

Patti Coblentz January 25, 2010

What a marvelous adventure, with gorgeous images!!

Patti #8328875

Renee Doyle level-classic January 25, 2010

AWESOME!!!!!!!! Love them all Ken!! #8329187

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 25, 2010

Fannnnnn...tastic Ken...I love them all, now surely this will be seen again, awesome work and dedication to get these shots Ken..

jo ann c. #8329290

William C. Raco level-classic January 25, 2010

Spectacular, Ken!
Beautiful color, composition and depth to all

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe January 25, 2010

Spectacular! #8329650

Jane Hirst January 25, 2010

I love both of your shots......great control of time, wonderful crispness and the light!! #8329674

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 25, 2010

AMAZING!! Love the colors! #8329783

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 25, 2010

Extraordinary captures Ken.....Hard work, put it really was worth it...thank you for sharing these.... #8329823

Kathy Cline level-classic January 25, 2010

OH KEN!!! is always such fun to view your gallery. Im always surprised with such beauty.
Now I even get to see how you look.
Kathy #8329915

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 25, 2010

INCREDIBLE and BREATHTAKING images, Ken!!! :-) k #8329930

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 25, 2010

Oh, heavenly WOW!!!
Must've been a spectacular sight to behold!
Beautiful light and colors.
Love the SP, too!
Blessings, lisa♥ #8329932

Deborah Anne Calnan January 25, 2010

Stunning photo, Ken! #8329967

David Phalen January 25, 2010

Beautiful light, colors and depth in all!! Very much worth the hike!! #8330141

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic January 25, 2010

Awesome capture and Beautiful scene!! Adding to my favorites... #8330352

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 26, 2010

oh my Ken, you went to Paradise... this is breathtakingly beautiful! #8330524

Nick Lagos January 26, 2010

You did a great job with this Ken....congrats #8332366

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 26, 2010

Sounds like a fun & interesting trek,Ken! Exceptional tones, clarity, textures, lighting, comp perspective & mood here, my friend! Winner in my books! #8332440

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 26, 2010

I like the "Zion Canyon" best, Ken! It has phenomenal clarity, tones, colors, lighting, textures, & mood! Hope to see this one again , my friend! #8332445

Boyd L. Alexander February 19, 2010

A big congratulations on your Finalist win Ken!! Good luck in the next round! #8394273

Shawn Jennings level-classic February 19, 2010

Congrats on this fabulous finalist, Ken! #8394275

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010


Renee Doyle level-classic February 19, 2010

Really happy to see this beauty here Ken!! Big congratulations to you :-)

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 19, 2010

This is gorgeous Ken! Congratulations on your finalist! #8395786

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Congratulations, Ken. #8396145

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 19, 2010

So happy to see this one....WTG!!! Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Hope to see a gold on this! #8396390

Mitch Spence level-classic February 19, 2010

Sounds as though you got yourself quite a workout, Ken, but you also got yourself a spectacular finalist in this great shot. #8396407

Cathy Barrows February 19, 2010

congrats on your finalist...stunning #8396517

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Congratulations Ken! #8397375

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 19, 2010

huge congrats on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8397390

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations Ken! #8397410

Patti Coblentz February 19, 2010

Congratulations, Ken!!

Patti #8397882

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Congrats Ken on your Outstanding Finalist this month!! Jeff #8397967

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 19, 2010

I love this unusual finalist, Ken. Bet it goes on (and that's not going to be easy this month!). Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #8397992

Tamara K. Walker level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations! #8398252

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Hope to see a gold on this!
Love it Ken!

jo ann c. #8398547

Phyllis H. Burchett February 19, 2010

Stunning capture, Congrats on your finalist! #8398591

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 19, 2010

Looks like you had one incredible month Mr. Smith! Congrats and good luck! #8398671

Nick Lagos February 19, 2010

Congratulations Ken....worhty of a big prize IMO... good luck #8398854

Melissa G. Meiselman February 19, 2010

Breathtaking scene and fantastic finalist, Ken!!! #8399106

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic February 20, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Ken!!! #8400122

Tad Bowman February 20, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist Ken. I've always wanted to make it in the Narrows. So far, no dice. #8400478

Debra R. Harder February 20, 2010

No surprise here, Ken! This is such a beauty!! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!! Deb #8400860

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 20, 2010

I knew this would win!! Congrats on all your lovely work, Ken! #8401053

Gina Cormier level-classic February 20, 2010

COngrats Ken on this outstanding image!!!! Just gorgeous work!!!! #8402104

Stephen A. Liverman February 20, 2010

Ken let me join the chorus of praise for your beautiful Narrows images, including one fine self-portrait. The Narrows is maybe my favorite hike/photo location in the world. Your images do real justice to this magnificent location. #8402257

Kathy Cline level-classic February 20, 2010
Congratulatios on all your awards this month. Have a blessed weekend. #8402591

Graeme yew Chow February 21, 2010

congratulations Ken. Outstanding image and should come out as a winner . #8403437

Graeme yew Chow February 21, 2010

congratulations Ken. Outstanding image and should come out as a winner . #8403438

Lynne Morris level-classic February 21, 2010

Awesome capture Ken, Huge Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and sure hope it gets the gold. #8403443

Linda Blair February 21, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!!!!! #8404058

Eivor Kuchta February 21, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist! #8405006

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 22, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this VERY well deserved finalist Ken, the lighting here is EXQUISITE!!! <>< #8406688

Tess L. Yee February 22, 2010

Congrats, Ken! No doubt this is a very deserving image...good luck in the next round! #8406969

Hendrik Storme February 23, 2010

Congrats! #8409064

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 23, 2010

Uber-Awesome, Ken!!!
Congratulations on this,and ALL SEVEN of your exceptional finalists!!!
Masterful work, my friend!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #8410089

Elida Gutierrez February 23, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!!!

The best of Luck!!! #8410181

Anne McKinnell February 23, 2010

Beautiful shot, congratulations on your finalist! #8410638

Summer A. Kozisek February 23, 2010

Fantastic image Ken, congratulations on your finalist! #8411370

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 24, 2010

Wonderful capture with awesome composition and colors. CONGRATZ. on the Finalist Award, Ken.

UB. #8413951

Nick Lagos March 02, 2010

This is an obvious winner Ken.... I guess you'll have to resubmit's a Gold.... #8425886

Kaye Burazin March 18, 2010

Always love to visit your gallery and "catch up" with what you're doing. Love it! Are you behaving and having lots of fun?! #8463701

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