Christmas in Omaha

© Ken Smith

Christmas in Omaha

Colette M. Metcalf Student 12/7/2006 4:06:31 AM

What a GORGEOUS image, Ken! WOW! #568550

Gail Vitikacs 12/7/2006 4:09:58 AM

Wonderful image Ken...and I am glad to hear you received your camera! #3676708

Donna W. Neal 12/7/2006 4:35:02 AM

Beautiful Ken, I was thinking of doing the same thing with my Rebel but not quite sure after hearing you had some problems. When you get a chance could you send me some more detail. #3676785

Sharon K. King 12/7/2006 4:40:25 AM

This is Breathtaking! Very interesting what you did with your old camera, wonderful results! #3676798

Paul Michko 12/7/2006 4:50:27 AM

Wonderful image, Ken. #3676856

Jeff W. Robinson 12/7/2006 4:55:10 AM

Outstanding work Ken!! You have really mastered the IR world and I always enjoy see your work! Jeff #3676881

Lynne Morris 12/7/2006 5:07:36 AM

Wow Ken this is another beautiful IR image, I love it and it now makes me want to try IR photography. #3676911

Linda D. Lester 12/7/2006 5:42:27 AM

I would love to do that to mine but my hubby took over mine!
Beautiful! #3676995

Dennis Flanagan 12/7/2006 5:47:36 AM

I bet Jo Anne is hot! :-) #3677025

Candice C. Calhoun 12/7/2006 5:52:52 AM

Beautiful IR photo, Ken...love the mood this camera adjustment creates!

ccc #3677059

Bill Wyatt 12/7/2006 6:28:48 AM

Beautiful capture love the effects and lighting! Now that you have this one back you want to sell the other? Buddy? #3677193

Shawn Jennings 12/7/2006 6:56:38 AM

Great image Ken! Glad to hear you finally got your camera back. Does this mean we'll be seeing a new round of IR shots? #3677268

Darren K. Fisher 12/7/2006 7:01:10 AM

OH that does not sound good but glad you got it back. This image is one of you best IR yet. So I can not wait to see what you come up with from here on out. #3677279

Pat Gamwell 12/7/2006 8:00:03 AM

Such a professional shot, Ken! The most beautiful one yet! Love the color tones and the window lights! Can't wait to see more! #3677429

Nadine A. Lewis 12/7/2006 8:09:53 AM

AWESOME image, Ken! My mouth dropped with I saw it!!! I was looking into the IR conversion yesterday but I don't have another camera so it will have to wait. Happy IR shooting!!! <>< #3677467

Rakesh Syal 12/7/2006 8:28:42 AM

Wonderful image, Ken!!
#3677563

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/7/2006 9:07:48 AM

I have never seen Omaha look so beautiful, Ken!!!! This is GREAT!!!! ^.^ Kitty #3677752

Kay E. Mahoney 12/7/2006 12:27:17 PM

WOW!!!!!!!! Awesome photo. Love the effects. #3678321

Renee Doyle 12/7/2006 12:34:35 PM

It was well worth the wait Ken! Fantastic IR Capture .... look forward to seeing many more!
#3678357

Janine Russell 12/7/2006 3:18:00 PM

Ken, excellent detail, exposure, clarity and lighting. #3678874

Cathy Barrows 12/7/2006 3:27:52 PM

i'm really loving this...have you tried it out in the daytime yet...the detail is wonderful #3678921

Tamara K. Walker 12/7/2006 4:37:36 PM

Awesome image. I hope ypu waved at my son. He works in the Woodsman tower. #3679099

Ken Smith 12/7/2006 5:26:15 PM

Thank you so much for the great comments. It's freezing here today; glad I went there two days ago! #3679135

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/7/2006 7:12:30 PM

WOW! Ken, this is fabulous! Of course I don't know what IR is yet, but am sure you will tell me about it! You are something else in this photography, I am IMPRESSED.

Hey Dennis, that Jo Anne spells her name different from mine! lol

jo ann c. #3679284

Kaye Burazin 12/7/2006 7:34:17 PM

Takes my breath away Ken. Certainly has that WOW Factor! #3679331

Kenneth Mucke 12/7/2006 9:04:42 PM

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!Ken...this is a WINNER!!!!!!!!!!! #3679543

Amy Jackson 12/8/2006 7:00:25 AM

Really excellent image, Ken!! #3680739

Emile Abbott 12/8/2006 10:22:21 AM

Nice IR, Ken. Do you know if you can shoot IR with just a filter without converting the camera? #3681386

Crossroad Photography 12/9/2006 8:51:44 AM

Awesome IR image, Ken. Beautiful! #3684297

Linda D. Lester 12/10/2006 6:12:51 AM

I do like this one! #3686848

Les Rhoades 12/11/2006 10:50:48 PM

This image has a nice simple Holiday feel about it. I'm glad you did not say houw much is cost to convert your camera as Iím a bit envious. I have always wanted to try IR. It just costs more than I willing to spend for the experiment. #3693279

Kate Jackson 12/14/2006 2:45:31 AM

Boy this really works so well Ken!! #3700655

Terry L. Ellis 12/14/2006 1:31:13 PM

This is gorgeous, Ken! Great idea to convert the Rebel. I might do that with mine. Good thing we have wonderful BP friends in Australia! Why Australia? #3702787

Barbara Sharts 12/18/2006 9:57:35 PM

As you can already tell by the responses...it was worth the time and effort to convert. What an awesome shot! You got one of those WOW's going on here! Should be a winner. #3716651

Susan J. Allen 12/20/2006 9:14:19 AM

Gorgeous Ken! #3721667

Colette M. Metcalf 1/24/2007 2:13:56 PM

A BIG congratulations to you, Ken!!! I told you this was gorgeous:) #3860408

Remi Trepanier 1/24/2007 2:16:19 PM

Congratulations again on your finalist Ken! AWESOME!!! #3860439

Linda D. Lester 1/24/2007 2:56:11 PM

Just beautiful...Congratulations! #3861006

Bill Wyatt 1/24/2007 3:15:17 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Ken! This is terrific! #3861289

Michael S. Baker 1/24/2007 3:37:11 PM

Ditto the others, Ken. Great capture, congrats and best wishes in the next round!
Regards,
Mike B- #3861602

Shawn Jennings 1/24/2007 4:18:36 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #3862190

Carla Metzler 1/24/2007 4:20:53 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #3862223

Sharon K. King 1/24/2007 4:34:29 PM

Love this Ken, Congrats! #3862428

Kaye Burazin 1/24/2007 5:13:45 PM

YaHoo again Ken! #3862883

Crossroad Photography 1/24/2007 5:43:13 PM

WOOHOO! WTG Ken!!! Congratulations #3863163

Janine Russell 1/24/2007 5:51:00 PM

Ken, congratulations on your finalist. #3863251

Bobbie Davis 1/24/2007 6:18:07 PM

Awesome IR finalist! #3863574

Tamera Phillips 1/24/2007 6:44:12 PM

Beautiful finalist Ken. Congratulations. #3863910

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/24/2007 7:13:16 PM

wtg, would not be surprised for this to go all the way my friend! Fantastic job!
Congrats!

jo ann c. #3864180

Terry L. Ellis 1/24/2007 7:26:49 PM

Congratulations again Ken! Amazing finalist here! #3864270

Su Sana E. P 1/24/2007 7:45:25 PM

Congratulations again, Ken!! #3864432

Kenneth Mucke 1/24/2007 8:18:27 PM

I just love this one Ken...WTG my friend #3864587

She-She Killough 1/24/2007 8:44:58 PM

Man I LOVE those white lites Ken!! WTG!!! #3864720

Sherry K. Adkins 1/24/2007 9:01:21 PM

Congrats, Ken on your finalist. I love your IR work! #3864800

Pat Gamwell 1/24/2007 9:10:57 PM

Fabulous shot, Ken! BIG CONGRATS! #3864850

Candice C. Calhoun 1/25/2007 5:24:14 AM

Big Congratulations!

ccc #3866571

Gail Vitikacs 1/25/2007 5:49:39 AM

Super Job Ken!!!! BIG congratulations on all 6 of your finalists! #3866778

Paula Dwyer 1/25/2007 6:20:39 AM

Congratulations Ken!!! :) #3867035

eileen bedford 1/25/2007 6:32:43 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Ken... #3867130

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 6:49:56 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3867315

Emile Abbott 1/25/2007 7:20:55 AM

You have to be smiling this month, Ken. Another excellent finalist. #3867603

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/25/2007 9:20:44 AM

Congratulation again Ken!!!! Perfect image!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3868544

Jeff W. Robinson 1/25/2007 11:47:05 AM

Congrats Ken on this excellent Finalist! Jeff #3869513

Kathleen K. Parker 1/25/2007 12:08:23 PM

Congratulations, Ken!!
It is a beauty!
kk #3869681

JOHN V. ROSCICH 1/25/2007 1:25:29 PM

CONGRATS KEN
JOHN #3870125

Kristi A. Howson 1/25/2007 2:09:35 PM

Congratulations Ken on another wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round! Wonderful IR effect here! #3870399

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 1/25/2007 2:41:58 PM

Lovely; worth the effort #3870654

Judy V. Kennamer 1/25/2007 3:00:53 PM

Beautiful! Congrats! Judy #3870822

Nadya Johnson 1/25/2007 3:47:56 PM

Way to go, Ken! Congrats again! #3871231

Ray Thoms 1/26/2007 4:49:32 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Ken!!!!! #3874059

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston 2/1/2007 6:58:28 AM

Excellent image and congrats! Unfortunately, I am waiting my camera back from the shop right now as well. Not for IR, but for a broken on/off switch :(. #3899707

Alana Ibe 2/21/2007 8:46:24 PM

This is incredible!!!! Makes me want to move to Omaha!!!! Awesome work! #3973779

Annette Carr 8/2/2010 8:18:31 AM

You had me fooled! I thought to myself, wow this is a beautiful winter shot! Great photograph. #8801295

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I shot this two days ago with my refurbished Canon Rebel that's been converted to an IR camera. It was in the 40s; no snow on the ground. The IR sensor turns the greens into white.

Before that, I had used an Olympus point and shoot for my IR photography. The Canon Rebel's original internal IR Cut Filter was replaced by a filter glass equivalent to the Hoya R72 filter. No screw-on lens. The camera is completely IR now.

Without going into details, I want to thank Renee D, John C, and Jo Anne (not a BP member) for their willingness to help me get my camera returned from the shop in Australia.

F4.5, ISO 100, 4 seconds,

Uploaded on 12/7/2006 4:03:15 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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