Missouri River overlook: Omaha

Posted by karla (Omaha, United States) on 16 August 2011 in Cityscape & Urban.

This is from the same spot as yesterday, through the magic of a telephoto lens. The skyline of Omaha is rather hazy, as the day was hot, humid and we are peering through all that evaporating floodwater. The grassy area with roads is Eppley Airfield. It is functioning, but there are several pumps that have been successfully pumping water off the fields and back into the River. Until this flood, I had no idea we had such an extensive levy system along the Missouri. Omaha's levies are holding, thanks to volunteers who filled sandbags to strengthen the levees. Other areas have not been so lucky. The eventual cleanup and rebuilding will be extensive and costly.

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Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Nice shot! Send some rain our way!

17 Aug 2011 2:37am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Lovely sense of space and distance in this . . the misty atmosphere out there adds to the depth and binds all together so well.

17 Aug 2011 10:14am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice landscape. I am just a few miles away from Barbara K, and agree with her - wish you could send some of your extra water to us.

17 Aug 2011 3:35pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such an impressive cityscape. Wonderful viewpoint and framing.

21 Aug 2011 7:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

incredible what a good telelens will do! very well done, and a nice comparison!

31 Aug 2011 3:51pm

Nikon D300
1/640 second
F/10.0
ISO 200
255 mm (35mm equiv.)

missouri-river
omaha
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