Parallel Universe

© Ken Smith

Parallel Universe

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 07, 2007

This is very unique ... love the selected coloring on this fabulous capture Ken ... your IRs are terrific! #732509

Tarun Bose September 07, 2007

Fantastic work Ken. Excellent composition and lovely colour tones. A winner for me. #4758859

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe September 07, 2007

I didn't think your IR shots could get any better ... but here it is! #4758876

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 07, 2007

Wow! Wonderful and a standout Ken! #4758952

Nina Shields level-addict September 07, 2007

I'm hearing a lot of "Wow" comments across the world today due to your outstanding and very creative image; very dramatic, exceptional work, Ken! #4759009

Lorri A. Vettes September 07, 2007

Very cool shot Ken. Love the clouds and the selective color concept. One thought might be to desaturate the red barn just a bit..the red seems a bit too strong, at least on my monitor. Way to go!! #4759041

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 07, 2007

This is amazing image Ken you are really the "KING OF IR", very lovely and that red barn tops it off, very well done...Dominick #4759066

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum September 07, 2007


I love this.. your IRs are so inspiring. I am definintely going to do more.

Pat #4759110

Erin Appelbaum September 07, 2007

Great composition and PS work, Ken. Very creative. Well done. Peter #4759111

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 07, 2007

This is absolutely a WOW shot!!! spectacular and great sc!!! #4759157

Charalambos Beslemes September 07, 2007

terrific photo #4759285

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 07, 2007

SUPERMAN strikes again! this is really cool Ken, and of course I love the "bright" red!

jo ann c. #4759544

Amy JACKSON level-classic September 07, 2007

Excellent image, Ken! Love the selective coloring! Well done! #4759556

Linda Blair September 07, 2007

Gorgeous effect!!!! ☺ #4759621

Shawn Jennings level-classic September 07, 2007

This is great, Ken! I love the sky on this! #4759667

Cathy Barrows September 07, 2007

love the pop of red but the sky is the real eye catcher #4759784

Erland Pillegaard September 07, 2007

Hi Ken
Ver nice work,and a beautifult picture
erland #4759889

Debra K. Johnson level-deluxe September 07, 2007

Really fantastic! Wow nice work. #4759971

Cheryl E. Molennor September 07, 2007

Very cool! #4759983

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 07, 2007

Love it Super Ken!!!!!! It's very beautiful!!!!! ♫ k #4760231

Tressie Davis September 07, 2007

This is AWESOME! Love the SC and IR, you did a stand out job on the editing. #4760472

Darryl Wilkinson September 07, 2007

Love them freaky cloud formations, Ken. Beautiful work all around!! #4760567

Beverly A. Wright September 07, 2007

Love the B/W conversion and the colored
barn is brilliant Ken, the sky is full
of drama!! This is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! #4760815

John Connolly September 07, 2007

Jaw dropping awesome work here Ken! I never cease to be amazed by your Infa red images, and your darkroom technique. This has to be a winner! #4761064

Sandra R. Alvey September 07, 2007

BEAUTIFUL! Lovely artistic presentation Ken!

Sandi #4761377

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 07, 2007

Great technique, beautiful work on this gorgeous scene Ken!! #4761488

Phillip R. Connolly September 07, 2007

You have finished with a stunner here Ken. Excellent work!!!

Phil #4761535

Denise M. Snyder September 07, 2007

This is absolutely surreal!!! Outstanding work Ken - I hope we see gold under this one.

And THANK YOU so much for your kind comment on my submission today! :) #4761619

Tamera S. Phillips September 07, 2007

I really like this one. Great contrast. I hope we see this one again Ken. #4761967

anonymous September 07, 2007

Stunning image Ken! I Love It! B- #4762150

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 07, 2007

This is the sky, barn the B&W. Great work!! #4762211

Roxanne M. Bubar September 07, 2007

Outstanding and beautiful image and work. #4762573

Glenn E. Urquhart September 08, 2007

Fantastic use of selective color, Outstanding tones, lighting and contrast, Beautiful IR Comosition, Ken!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4762917

Ronald F. Fischer September 08, 2007

Can you spell WINNER?!?!?! This is a stunning IR image, with awesome PS work to boot! #4764020

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 08, 2007

I think he can, Ron--he's had practice :) But I agree--this is stunning and another winner. I love the sky and the intense sc on the barn, not to speak of the overall compositional elements. #4764457

September 08, 2007

This is outstanding!! love your use of selective color, Wonderful stong image! PERFECT!! #4765610

Ray Thoms September 09, 2007

Great PS work the image and will have to try this technique! #4766884

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 09, 2007

This is Beautiful! I love this!! #4767605

Jennifer L. Alder September 09, 2007

EXCELLENT!!!!!!! #4768211

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe September 09, 2007

This is one of my favorites! Great job! #4769234

Jenny D September 09, 2007

Woah!! This is just amazing! Super work! #4769443

Christopher Budny level-deluxe September 10, 2007

A real eye-catcher, Ken! #4772295

Hendrik Storme September 10, 2007

OK this is a winner Ken!!!:) #4772857

Judyann Plante September 10, 2007

Truly magnificent, Ken!!!

Judyann <>< #4774238

Dennis Walton September 13, 2007

Very interesting effect. The barn color really pops out. The clarity and detail of the B&W part is excellent. Great work. #4786513

Duane Carter September 16, 2007

Very very beautiful, perfect composition and content, superb work!!! #4798209

Susan Jane Allen level-classic September 18, 2007

Gorgeous work! #4805836

Marta Azevedo September 27, 2007

soooooooooooo beautiful #4854056

Melissa Malisia September 29, 2007

OUTSTANDING, Ken!! #4860469

Tamera S. Phillips October 24, 2007

Congratulations Ken - great Finalist. #4974475

Jeana Clark October 24, 2007


~J~ #4974555

Renee Doyle level-classic October 24, 2007

Fantastic editing!! Congratulations Ken!!

Sheryl A. Hudson October 24, 2007

Congratulaitons Ken on your well deserved finalist!
sheryl #4975125

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 24, 2007

Outstanding Ken, a big time winning image, congratulations!! #4975922

Duane Carter October 25, 2007

Congratulations Ken, terrific image!!! #4977879

Shawn Jennings level-classic October 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #4978015

Carla Metzler October 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #4978085

Glenn E. Urquhart October 25, 2007

A Big Congratulations on your Award, Ken!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4978395

Melissa Malisia October 25, 2007

Congrats Ken on your Finalist!! #4978600

Kathy L. Clark October 25, 2007

A real beauty Ken. Congrats. #4978691

Colleen Farrell October 25, 2007

So cool--congratulations, Ken! #4979444

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 25, 2007

Congratulations, again, Ken! Gorgeous! #4980071

Gary Lange October 25, 2007

A super shot, Ken!!! Way to go here and many congrats! Best of luck! #4981375

Carol Teal October 25, 2007

So lovely and I love the red barn! Congrats on your finalist! #4981532

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 25, 2007

STUNNING!!! CONGRATS!!! #4981689

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 25, 2007

Great finalist--hope this goes all the way, Ken. Congratulations. #4981797

eileen bedford October 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist Ken, awesome.... #4982666

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic October 26, 2007

Absolutely gorgeous Ken! Congrats!!! #4984886

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe October 26, 2007

I would bet we see this one again! Just beautiful and congratulations! #4984898

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 26, 2007

TERRIFIC image Ken...well done...congrats! #4986013

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe October 26, 2007

Congratulations.....I told you it was a winner! #4986735

Shawn Jennings level-classic October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Ken! Definitely one of your best! #4986761

Sharon Day level-classic October 26, 2007

Striking image, Ken!!! Big congratulations! #4986782

Carla Metzler October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Ken! #4986793

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Ken. This is terrific. #4986857

Phil Stith October 26, 2007

Congratulations, Ken!!! #4986865

John Connolly October 26, 2007

Congratulations Ken, A worthy winner! #4986962

Renee Doyle level-classic October 26, 2007

Big congratulations on this terrific winner Ken! #4987078

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 26, 2007

You certainly can cook up a winner with these IR shots Mr. Smith! Way to Go! #4987082

Jennifer L. Alder October 26, 2007

Congrats, Ken on this wonderful winning image!! :) #4987138

Cindy Bendush level-classic October 26, 2007

Beautiful Winner Ken!!! #4987512

Jeana Clark October 26, 2007


~J~ #4987516

Susan Fox October 26, 2007

Superb image Ken! Congratulations on your win!!! #4987674

Crystal L. Craig October 26, 2007

Congratulations Ken on this fabulous win! #4987745

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 26, 2007

Wowza! Now this is very well deserved Ken!

A big congratulations! Guys rule!
Superman strikes again!

jo ann c. #4987891

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 26, 2007

Simply gorgeous Ken, big congrats!! #4987913

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 26, 2007

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Ken!! #4987968

eileen bedford October 26, 2007

A BIG Congratulations on your win Ken... #4988167

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe October 26, 2007

Congratulations Ken !!! #4988235

Nadya Johnson October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your AWESOME winner, Ken! #4988583

Shirley A. Kinney October 26, 2007

Ken, this is an awesome image. Congrats on the win. I can certainly see why this was a winner. #4988745

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 26, 2007


Sheryl A. Hudson October 27, 2007

sheryl #4989047

Les Rhoades level-classic October 27, 2007

Congratulations on your GOLD medal win! #4989258

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 27, 2007

Atta-Boy Ken; congrats on your well deserved Win!! Jeff #4989583

Murry Grigsby October 27, 2007

Congrats on your very creative IR/color image and your win in our universe Ken!! #4989993

Amy JACKSON level-classic October 27, 2007

Congratulations, Ken!!! :) #4990005

Cyn Valentine level-classic October 27, 2007

Congratulations Ken..beautiful winner!! #4990024

Kathy L. Clark October 27, 2007

Ken this is so beautiful. I am so happy for you. A well deserved winner, congats. #4990040

Cassie L. Woodlee October 27, 2007

Congratulations, Ken!!!! #4990483

Cathy Barrows October 27, 2007

congrats on your the contrast of colors #4990505

David Phalen October 27, 2007

Big Congrats on a well deserved Winner! #4990838

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 27, 2007

HUGE congratulations Ken on this beautiful and very well deserved winner, WTG!! <>< #4991614

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 27, 2007

Congratulations, Ken. Beautiful capture. Love the colors. #4991824

Mick Burkey level-classic October 27, 2007

Very cool effects, Ken! Congrats on the win. #4992262

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar October 27, 2007

Congratulations, Ken!!!!well deserved Winner! #4993187

Linda Blair October 28, 2007

Congratulations!!!!! ☺ #4994380

Christopher Budny level-deluxe October 28, 2007

Congratulations, Ken; this one was sure to win! #4994440

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston October 28, 2007

Congrats on your second place win, Ken! #4996978

Roger Fry October 28, 2007

Brilliant photo Ken. Congratulations

Roger #4997151

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 28, 2007

Congratulations on your win!!! I just knew this image would be here Ken. Superb work! #4997211

Jenny Bosmans October 29, 2007

Congrats on this super winner, Ken! :) #4998401

October 29, 2007

Congratulations on your well deserved win. Superb image! #4999283

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 29, 2007

Congrats Ken your work really paid off on this supurb winner. #4999939

Gary Lange October 31, 2007

Congrats on a wonderful win here, Ken!! #5011103

Darryl Wilkinson November 02, 2007

No surprise to see this get gold, Ken. Congratulations!! #5021021

Corinne M. Thompson November 03, 2007

Excellent work and image Ken...Congrats! #5022359

Veronica S. McGinnity November 05, 2007

WOW! I love this is so unique and beautiful! #5031917

November 06, 2007

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S, KEN!!! #5035855

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 14, 2007

And now congratulations again for being featured in the Digital Darkroom newsletter with this great work, Ken. #5071676

Susie Peek-Swint November 14, 2007

Stunning work Ken ~ many congrats on your win and feature in DD! #5071694

Les Rhoades level-classic November 14, 2007

Congrats on the small feature in BPs Snapshot newsletter. You're WORLD FAMOUS! #5071700

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 14, 2007

Congrats Superman on the feature in the BP Newsletter, you 'da man!

jo ann c. #5071850

Corinne M. Thompson November 14, 2007

Congrats to you on having this piece of work in the DD this month! #5071965

Lindley Johnson level-classic November 14, 2007

Awesome winner, Ken, and a terrific feature in Digital Darkroom. Thanks for sharing how you accomplished this. #5074378

Susan Jane Allen level-classic November 20, 2007

Congrats on being featured, Ken! #5100660

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 11, 2008

This is STUNNING, Ken!
GREAT job!
~♥~ Lisa #5480542

Bambi L. Dingman June 26, 2008

Really, really beautiful work, Ken! I can see why this is a winner! Congrats! #6110729

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic October 11, 2009

Wow! What a fantastic image and effects!
I'm added it to my favorites!! Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner!!! #8026268

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Infrared shot, but used the same image twice. The first time, I converted entire image to black/white. Then, I went back to the original image and boosted the color of the barn. I overlaid the b/w version on top of the color version, selected the barn, then erased out the top layer (b/w IR), leaving the color barn in its place.

F10, 1/200, ISO 100, 47mm focal length

Uploaded on September 07, 2007

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