Bayou Farewell

By: Kitty

May 02 2010

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Category: photo


Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Cheniere Caminada Cemetery, Leeville, Louisiana, where my ancestors are buried, some of them in mass graves after a tidal surge from a hurricane drowned over 700 people in October 1893.

Photo taken on March 26th, 2010.
These marshlands are sinking due to an extensive system of levees built to protect cities from Mississippi River flooding.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Flash: Off, Did not fire


5 comments on “Bayou Farewell”

  1. Great shot Kitty. Cemeteries are always great for B&W. And while you’d lose the “story” behind the shot, I think it would be kick ass B&W art if you cropped out everything from the top of the fence down, leaving just a bare tree against the sky. I’d go strong horizontal without cropping anything from either side.

  2. Wonderful shot Kitty.

  3. Thanks Ron and Max.

  4. Nice picture.. was your your great/grandparents who made sure to tell the story of your ancestors?

  5. My mother took me to this cemetery, she had been telling about this incident, the storm surge for many years.

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