Shot with an old converted Nikon IR camera. The side lighting and foliage was working in my favor this day. With a small crowd of kids overlooking me, I quickly got back to composing and creating this image. The idea to toss a rock into the pond just came to me and it worked out (thanks to a decent aim). As you can see, waiting any longer would've resulted in the ripple's moving out of the frame and becoming slightly less interesting (of course, I had no idea about that until afterwards).
For me, the ripple is somehow echoing the former greatness of the Khmer Empire during King Jayavarman VII's reign.
To critique: I'd say that I was torn with regard to framing - the tree and stupa form a square (including the reflections) which I don't really like, but I did want to include the slender shore which leads the eye to the stupa. If they'd only cut that darned tree (on the right) down!
So go forth and toss a rock in a pond while doing a portrait - just don't do it for EVERY single one!!!