By: Kitty

Aug 02 2008

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Category: Black and white, photo, plants, Travel, water


Focal Length:51mm
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If I ever decide to drop out of society and go live out in the woods (or swamps), I might choose this place in Louisiana, the Atchafalaya Basin. It is chock full of exotic wildlife and pure natural beauty. It’s quiet, peaceful and unpretentious. Then if I decide I miss people and want back in, there are plenty of friendly ones nearby to welcome me back, even if for just a day.

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 51 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Flash: Flash did not fire

8 comments on “Atchafalaya”

  1. Quiet and peaceful? Aren’t you forgetting the man eating alligators, twelve foot water moccasins, and mosquitos big enough to air lift ponies?

  2. LOL. You know what?
    At the camp we let the dogs just run around without their leashes. Just live it up, you know. Cajun style. The girls and I go out on the four wheeler on this old gravel road that parallels the bayou. Two miles down, guess who we see? Guess?
    Scrappy and Mireille. Couldn’t believe it. They just took themselves out for a walk. Here’s a photo of us finding them:

  3. Oh wow look at them they are sojourn dogs.

  4. They were wet, too. Which means they took themselves out for a swim. I still can’t believe my city dogs did this. Cracks me up.

  5. Love the color contrast on the tree roots.

  6. These are probably my favorite type of trees. They will grow in the middle of a lake, pond, or swamp.
    It’s a sturdy wood that weathers well, so many of the old Acadian homes are built out of them.

  7. I really love tree roots exposed. Rare to see them here unless it is a Fig or something.

  8. I have zillions of photos of that, it’s quite common here in this part of Texas as well as Louisiana.

    I’ll probably think of AJ from now on when I see an exposed root. You have forever marked my mind. LOL.

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