Omaha Reflection

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Omaha Reflection

Uploaded: January 07, 2006 07:19:40


I composed the picture on the reflection and had a friend drop in a rock for the ripple effect. I did not use artifical filters to create the ripples. I rotated the picture 180 degrees. The "dry" sidewalk is at the bottom left and dry land is the green wedge on the right. Everything thing else is a reflection. If you can stand on your head or hold your monitor upside down, it will make better sense.

I think the ripples from the rock, along with the reflection, have transformed Omaha's skyline. As such, I've entered it into monthly theme.


Ken Smith level-classic January 07, 2006

Here's the actual image, if you can't stand on your head. :-) #370679

Laura N January 07, 2006

wow! Thats a neat picture..! Fun to see both pictures and see how you did it :) #2261805

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 07, 2006

DEFINITELY creative, and of my favorites in your gallery Ken!!!! #2261855

Kaye Burazin January 07, 2006

Simply but ingenious Ken, thanks for explaining that with a picture. Fantastic reflections and when turned upside down, a space odyssey adventure of your very own. Very well composed. #2261878

Jenny Bosmans January 07, 2006

WOW!! This is fantastic, Ken!! I just love it!! What a terrific reflection image!! Super!! #2261969

Nina Shields January 07, 2006

Absolutely brilliant; when I first looked at it I was trying to determine why the lettering on the building looked as it did, confirming that it was the reflected part of the image; fantastic execution of a very creative concept; you hit a homerun on this one; great work! #2262192

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 07, 2006

I remember seeing your "after" shot, a few months ago---it is much easier to "see how," since you've uploaded the original, despite a simple 180 flip! A fantastic composition and creative twist! #2262280

Colette M. Metcalf January 07, 2006

FANTASTIC, Ken!!! #2262423

Pat Gamwell January 07, 2006

Absolutely BRILLIANT creativity, my friend! Without the original pic, it would have been too confusing for my simple mind! SUPERBLY presented! #2262506

Kristi A. Howson January 07, 2006

Very creative, well thought out and implemented Ken...I would have thought this was a filter if I had not read your caption...awesome! #2262605

Corinne M. Thompson January 07, 2006

Ken this is fantastic...perfect for the monthly theme. Wonderful image and reflection! And thanks, for showing the original....been along time since I stood on my head! :) #2262740

Mary L. Graham January 07, 2006

Wow Ken this is Beautiful! love it! But I can't wait to see your sp! =) #2262756

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 07, 2006

Fantastic capture Ken. Beautiful colors. Good job redoing it. #2262766

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 07, 2006

Very cool and awesome Ken!!! Wonderful reflection! #2262781

Janet L. Skinner January 07, 2006

Excellent, Ken!!! Packed with creativity! #2262941

Life Expressions January 07, 2006

I've seen this before haven't I? It's still as excellent the second time Very creative and just totally awesome in every aspect. #2263023

Kerby Pfrangle January 07, 2006


Creative and artist. Very nice reflections and like it turned upside down.

Sometimes things are not always as they seem.

Kerby #2263105

Ken Smith level-classic January 07, 2006

Thanks everyone for the comments. It was fun image to do. #2263212

Bridgette B January 08, 2006

Wow!! Excellent work on this image, Ken! #2264385

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe January 08, 2006

Great concept, extremely well done! Beautiful work, Ken!

ccc #2264618

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 08, 2006

I like it better upside down! this is one of my favorite shots! Awesome !work #2264789

Richard P. Lussier January 08, 2006

Great work on this, Ken! A true refleciton of your excellent creativity.
Well done! #2264866

Deborah Sandidge January 08, 2006

Lovely image and reflection, Ken, perfect with the ripples! #2265343

LEN WILSON January 08, 2006

I like it just as it was submitted. It generates just enough curiousity to give it a closer look, and then realize the creativity that went into it.

Well done.

Cathy Barrows January 08, 2006

i think you did an excellent job with this one...just love it #2265798

Darryl Wilkinson January 08, 2006

I have my fingers crossed for you, Ken! Excellent transformation!!! #2265837

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 08, 2006

Beautiful work and colors! #2266281

Ken Smith level-classic January 09, 2006

Bridgette, Candice, Linda, Richard, Deborah, Len, Cathy, Darryl, and Shelly....thanks for commenting. Sorry for not thanking you earlier. #2269951

Tammy Scott January 09, 2006

Very nice reflection and great effect. I have been to Omaha once but it was just on a Temporary Duty Assignment with the Air Force about 4 years ago. #2270505

Susan T. Evans level-classic January 11, 2006

Awesome reflection Ken!!! love the color and ripples. #2278621

Ken Smith level-classic January 11, 2006

Tammy and Susan, thanks for the comments. #2278678

Alana Ibe January 17, 2006

Ken, I love this! What a creative eye you have for composition. Beautiful picture! #2298347

January 18, 2006

Wow. The image reflected off the water is really sharp. I like the ripple effect. Beautifully composed. I have a shot in my gallery call "stairway in heaven" that is done by flipping the photo 180 degrees too.
Do come and take a look and leave your comments. Cheers. ian #2302410

Ken Smith level-classic January 18, 2006

Alana and Ian, thanks so much for your comments. #2304355

February 02, 2006

Thank you so much for explaining that and then showing the original. That is amazing how real a reflection can look. Did you take a picture before dropping the rock? No one would believe you that it was a reflection if you hadn't dropped the rock in there. :) great shot. #2369244

Nan Fischer February 04, 2006

brilliant! very surreal. #2376447

Ken Smith level-classic February 04, 2006

Amber and Nan,thanks so much for your comments. #2378728

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 16, 2006

This one! #2428419

Renee Doyle February 21, 2006

Many congratulations on another great image and finalist Ken!!!!!!!

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 21, 2006

Well deserved Ken....this is wonderful!!! CONGRATULATIONS! #2444182

Darryl Wilkinson February 21, 2006

Ah yes, I remember it well! Congratulations once again, Ken! Bravo!!! #2444196

Kaye Burazin February 21, 2006

Congrats on this futuristic image Ken, your future looks very bright! #2444237

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 21, 2006

Nailed it! Congratultions! #2444483

Life Expressions February 21, 2006

I had a feeling this one would be a winner. Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Ken!! #2445029

Donna W. Neal February 21, 2006

Congratulations on another well deserved finalist. Omaha isn't that where the lottery was just won? #2445112

Alana Ibe February 21, 2006

Wonderful! A HUGE congrats!!!!! #2445526

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 21, 2006

Was sure this one would get recognized! Congrats! #2445646

Kate Jackson February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this unique finalist Ken! #2445707

Cathy Barrows February 21, 2006

Congrats on your finalists...i love this one #2446454

Carla Metzler February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Ken!! :) #2446503

Kristi A. Howson February 21, 2006

Wonderful framing on the reflection. Very beautiful! Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! #2446730

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 21, 2006

Glad to see this here in the finalists, good luck in the next round Ken! #2446955

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 21, 2006

Congratulations, Ken, on making Finalist with this really cool image! Good luck! #2447002

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 21, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Ken. good luck in the next round. #2448154

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 21, 2006

congatulation on a fantastic capture and finalist, Ken. #2448210

Corinne M. Thompson February 21, 2006

Another well deserved Finalist! :) #2449285

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 21, 2006

Fabulous finalist, Ken! Congratulations. I could have sworn I commented on this one before! It's wonderful! #2449655

Barbara Helgason February 21, 2006

Congratulations again Ken! #2449822

February 22, 2006

Wonderful reflection with excellent light and color. #2451778

Ken Smith level-classic February 22, 2006

Thanks everyone for all the great comments. I had fun with this picture. #2452052

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 22, 2006

OUTSTANDING work here, Ken!!! I can see the winner, Ken!!! #2452222

Piotr M. Organa February 23, 2006

It looks as something strange happens in the sky. You just have to stand on your head to see it! :) :) #2456681

Monika Sapek February 23, 2006

I really like the splashy “cloud” in edition to this colorful reflection. Really well seen and captured scene. Many congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round, Ken!

Sharon Day level-classic February 23, 2006

One of my favorite shots of yours, Ken!!! Congratulations on this outstanding finalist!!!! #2458975

Cindy Paquette February 24, 2006

So incredibly awesome Ken!~!!! Missed it first time around...hope to see it in the next round!!! #2463113

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 25, 2006

Love this so much Ken, big congrats on your 2nd place win!!! #2466359

Kerby Pfrangle February 25, 2006

Ken congrats on your second place win. Job well done. Kerby #2466473

Goshka G. February 25, 2006

Big congrats on your beautiful win, Ken!! #2466650

Dennis Flanagan February 25, 2006

Woo Hooo, Congratulations Ken. #2466669

Sharon Day level-classic February 25, 2006

Big congratulations on your outstanding 2nd place win, Ken!!! One of my favs! WTG!!! #2466743

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 25, 2006

Big Cogratulations on your beautiful 2nd place winner Ken. Fantastic. Keep up the good work:) #2466826

Renee Doyle February 25, 2006

Big congratulations on this wonderful 2nd place winner Ken!!!!! WTG!

She-She Killough February 25, 2006

BIG CONGRATS KEN!!! Man I didn't even know the winners had come out yet. Guess I was lost in space. So glad you got a second on this... you definately deserved it!! Great job!!! #2466979

Robyn Mackenzie February 25, 2006

Fantastic win, Ken!! Well deserved, for this awesome, creative image! :o) Robyn #2467005

Deborah Sandidge February 25, 2006

This is so clever, congratulations on your win, Ken! #2467030

Cathy Barrows February 25, 2006

congrats on this one...i love it #2467078

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 25, 2006

Way to go....awesome shot! #2467173

Alana Ibe February 25, 2006

Congratulations to you, Ken, on this gorgeous winner! #2467216

Kate Jackson February 25, 2006

Congratulations on this great winner Ken! #2467351

bob cornelison February 25, 2006

Congrats on this original shot!
~:O) #2467389

Ronald F. Fischer February 25, 2006

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Ken!! #2467595

Jenny Bosmans February 25, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Ken!! #2467767

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 25, 2006

WTG, Ken!! Congratulations on this fabulous second place win! #2467992

February 25, 2006

Hey Ken, Congrats! #2468002

Tammy Scott February 25, 2006

VERY VERY COOL win! Congratulations! #2468016

Linda Boehme level-classic February 25, 2006

Ken, congrats on this awesome image. I have always like this. Great vision. #2468206

Pat Gamwell February 25, 2006

CONGRATS, my friend! Well deserved! #2468380

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 25, 2006

I knew something was up when I turned on my computer this morning and saw all the "Discussion on Photo by Ken" messages. Congrats! #2468530

Corinne M. Thompson February 25, 2006

A well deserved win Ken...Congratulations! :) #2468548

Ken Smith level-classic February 25, 2006

Thanks so much for the compliments. I was certainly surprised. #2468549

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 25, 2006

FANTASTIC WIN KEN! Sooooo happy for you...WELL DESERVED I MIGHT ADD!!!!! #2468637

Darryl Wilkinson February 25, 2006

I am so happy to see this here, Ken! CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place WIN, Buddy! BRAVO!!!!!

ps. Can I uncross my fingers now :) (jk) #2468649

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 25, 2006

Very, very cool!! Outstanding winning image, congratulations!!! #2468678

Chris Macer February 25, 2006

Amazing stuff, Ken!! One of my favorite abstracts ever! So happy to see this come through. Many congrats to you!! :) #2468698

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe February 25, 2006


ccc #2468817

Judyann Plante February 25, 2006

Congratulations, Ken!!! #2468894

Life Expressions February 26, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Ken!! I'm thrilled for you! #2470073

Nan Fischer February 26, 2006

Congratulations, Ken! Well- deserved. #2470088

Bobbie Davis February 26, 2006

Congrats Ken!!! #2470314

Kaye Burazin February 26, 2006

WTG Ken, a well deserved congtats to you! #2470362

Donna W. Neal February 26, 2006

Woo Hoo Ken!!!!
Congratulations on this outstanding winner #2470565

Murry Grigsby February 26, 2006

Congrats on your super image and win Ken!! #2471145

Hendrik Storme February 26, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Ken!!! #2471153

Carla Metzler February 26, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful winning image, Ken! #2471762

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston February 26, 2006

Congrats, Ken! #2472083

Kristi A. Howson February 26, 2006

Congratulations on your win and so well deserved Ken. This is such a fantastic it! #2472137

Roger Bernabo February 27, 2006

Congratulations Ken; Great Work!!! #2473205

Ken Smith level-classic February 27, 2006

Thanks so much for all your great comments. #2476566

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 28, 2006

Congratulations on a big second place win, Ken. You should be so proud of this amazing work. #2478929

Kathleen Clemons February 28, 2006

Congrats to you, Ken! #2480215

Sherri Conley April 20, 2006

Belated congratulations to you, Ken. This capture is nothing short of awesome. Wow! #2665688

August 05, 2006

Very Creative ! #3126915

Jennifer Cuscino September 18, 2006

BRILLIANT! I have a laptop so I was able to turn the screen upside down. GOOD EYE! Looks so different in each direction. #3327416

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 29, 2006

Awesome! You are just too smart!

And thanks to you, I broke a fingernail when I was standing on my head and then noticed you had it at the beginning! lol

jo ann c. #3753901

Tressie Davis December 29, 2007

Into my fav's - this is incredibly creative! #5264912

January 06, 2008

Hey Ken. This photo is very inspiring. I love it looking at it as is on the screen but when I flipped my laptop its like another photo just as great.
Thanks for welcoming me here. #5299735

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 12, 2009

What a wonderful capture. I had to turn it upside down to really get the meaning of what you subscribed. Awesome. Goes straight to my favorites. And belated Congratulation on getting Gold and congrats. on capturing this wonderful image.

Usman. #7156870

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 14, 2009

Reflections are my favorite things to shoot Ken. This one is JUST STUNNING! I bow my head to the master!

HUGE CONGRATS on your BIG WIN! I just saw this one scrolling by on the winner circle page on BP!

-Laura Swan :) !!! #7518469

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 21, 2009

Brilliant, my friend!
~♥~Lisa #7875292

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 03, 2009

OMG! This was before my time I guess..this is amazing Ken!

Looks like a space ship overhead (the ripples) lol

Well deserved win too!

jo ann c. #8188099

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