Friday, February 13, 2009

Steele Bayou

An early morning drive up Hwy. 465 the other weekend yielded these two photos. 
Many of you have probably wondered what I look like, so the top photo is a self-portrait of me. That's one of the biggest cypress trees I have ever seen in the photo. It's on a bayou along the highway toward  Eagle Lake. The photo is taken right after sunrise.
The middle photo of Steele Bayou is from an angle I have never shot it from — a spot just off the highway. I had to climb up a fallen tree over the water to get the shot, which seemed a good idea at the time. Getting back down was a different matter.
The bottom photo is from a bayou near where the levee crosses the highway near Eagle Lake. The fog was dissipating quickly as the sun had just risen, burning it off rather quickly.
I'll have some neat photos of my recent weekend excursions next week, plus some of the Delta Queen's last visit to Vicksburg, so please come back and visit again. And keep forwarding this blog to all your friends...and enemies!
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  1. Beautiful photos, Marty. That cypress tree is amazing -- and I like the "self-portrait." That's just the way I had you pictured ... lol

    The fog photo is awesome ... you can literally see the fog burning off.

  2. Wonderful photos, Marty! Every single time I see a cypress tree, I'm reminded of the poem "The Creation" by James Weldon Johnson where it talks about the darkness that surrounded the universe before God made the light being "blacker than a hundred midnights down in a cypress swamp."

    That tree is awesome as are your photographs.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie!

    Sheila :-)