The Baldy Cypress tree is quite attractive for a few reasons. First, it typically grows *in* water ... and more specifically, in shallow swamps. Second, beautiful Spanish Moss grows off its branches, giving it a mystical look. And third, it loses its leaves and changes colors during autumn. So naturally that meant I probably wanted to go and photograph them.
Willie, Carolyn and I arrived in the evening and made our way to the hotel to get an early sleep and an early rise. We arrived at this particular lake while it was still pitch black and since we hadn't arrived early enough to rent kayak's, it meant we had to do our morning photography from the shore. A group of kayakers had arrived just as we did, so we raced to the shore to see what we could see.
David had photographed this scene the year earlier so we knew what to expect and luckily the wind was extremely calm, giving the water a glassy sheen. As the sun started to come up, the band of Venus came out, creating a pink glow on the horizon, while a few clouds and stars were still visible.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8:
24mm, f/11, 20 sec, ISO 400
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