Category Archives: Landscape

Landscape Photography

Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery

Photographs shot in old Magnolia can have almost unlimited  interpretations. At times I visit and focus on shooting black and white, others on wide shots, or close up, etc.

Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery - click to enlarge
Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery – click to enlarge

Wildlife lives throughout the cemetery but usually I bring gear more applicable to landscape styles.

Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery - click to enlarge
Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery – click to enlarge

The old section, with it’s civil war era stones and family crypts can be haunting, some places all rust and ruin.

Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery - click to enlarge
Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery – click to enlarge
Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery - click to enlarge
Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery – click to enlarge

There are places I have photographed numerous times but with changing light and seasons they rarely look similar.

Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery - click to enlarge
Walk Through Old Magnolia Cemetery – click to enlarge

It will probably take years to cover all of this cemetery, longer if I keep returning to my favorite spots.

If I ever do work through Magnolia directly across the lane is another cemetery to explore.

 

Sunflower Fields

Fields of Sunflowers are spread across many of the wildlife management areas. Many more here than I had seen up north.

Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge

The DNR folks are serious about these fields too. In some places they have solar panels running electric fences to keep out critters (2 legged ones included).

Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields - click to enlarge
Sunflower Fields – click to enlarge

 

 

A Little Botany Bay

In keeping with past articles showing some details of where we shoot, this is Botany Bay a wild life management area. It is part of the ACE basin we have documented in the past (325,00+ acres).

There is an ocean beach here, this being the edge of the basin facing the ocean. However, it is a 45 minute walk to the beach and it is gone at high tide. Recent hurricanes have changed the landscape considerably.

A Little Botany Bay - click to enlarge
A Little Botany Bay – click to enlarge

Above, one of the dirt roads that run through the area. This one passes the ruins of an old plantation, only the brick foundation remains.

A Little Botany Bay - click to enlarge
A Little Botany Bay – click to enlarge

Landscape here changes between woods, marsh, and finally open tidal inlets.

A Little Botany Bay - click to enlarge
A Little Botany Bay – click to enlarge

The above image is from the banks of a tidal inlet, this is low tide. Wildlife is plentyful, click and enlarge above to see a few Heron and Egret moving through the shallows.

A Little Botany Bay - click to enlarge
A Little Botany Bay – click to enlarge

This shot is taken from the same spot, same inlet. The ‘rocks’ here in the fore ground… oyster shells, millions. This is covered during high tide. Oh yeah, careful walking out here. Little Fiddler Crabs are a carpet under foot.

Once the tide is up the depth is high enough for the Dolphin to come up stream and feed here.

Next visit I should try for a few more wide shots, it’s a wonderful place and different than most of my other ‘haunts’.

Sunflowers, Bluebird, Hot As ___

It is not the ‘official’ calendar summer here. But this is sub-tropical weather. You can tell by the size of these flowers.

Sunflowers, Bluebird, Hot As ___ - click to enlarge
Sunflowers, Bluebird, Hot As ___ – click to enlarge

We had parked the car under big thick trees along a canal, when we came back and started the car… 103 degrees (39.5 C).¬† After a short drive it did drop to 85 F.

No wonder the pack felt like a bag of rocks.