Dark, and best viewed on a large screen, but I had to add this on-line. The photograph is a good representation of being there.
Each small piece, that makes up the experience is here.
Here I caught the golden hour color, white egret on the small island, Spanish Moss on a cypress, and the main subject an alligator floating by. All that is missing is the sound of the night coming alive. If you have a mental picture, just add a chill to the air.
This spot must be special. I’m pretty sure there are 2 different alligators that like it here. Both about the same size (4 feet?). It’s not like they have names tags so unless I can find a special marking I’m guessing.
I do see several, same size around this spot in the water most times too.
I finished this using ‘old postcard’ look settings I save for landscape shots. Just for something different. I must have 50 photographs from right here so I need to do something! Maybe next time I’ll paint a beard on one.
At the end of the day I tend to push light a little too far. The birds are active, Egrets are especially beautiful. And with no light most all shots are lost. These were not, others right after were deleted.
The center bird is an Anginga, the other birds on either side are Cormorants. The photograph is surprisingly not on the open water. This was off near a smaller pond. These birds are all divers but I guess it was less chaotic away from the rookeries.
Alligators can shake the ground with their deep rumbles. Prehistoric is the only way to describe it.
Swamps actually get louder once night falls. Small frogs and night birds being the culprits, except for the big locals.