Oak Alley........

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© Maurie A
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UploadedSeptember 15, 2011
TakenSeptember 10, 2011
ModelCanon EOS 50D
Exposure1/125 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length90 mm
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A Sugar Cane Plantation located in Valcherie, LA about half way between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. This home is over 200 years old, the "alley" of Live Oaks are over 300 years old. It sits right on the bank of the Mississippi River, as a matter of fact, I'm standing on the levee that separates the property from the river. Several movies have been filmed here... "North and South" and the Nora Roberts Novel made into a movie , "Midnight Bayou" was also filmed here along with several others...... David and I celebrated our 29th Wedding Anniversary this past weekend and spend some time here on this plantation!

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  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    spells a w e s o m e! Happy 29th wedding anniversary!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    It's beautiful, Maurie. And, congratulations to both of you! What a great way to spend your anniversary. (Please remember me to David. I've booked you both for a live performance at the Opry.)

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A said (15 Sep 2011):

    Thank you Litz......and thank YOU, Dick!! You just let me know the date and we'll drive up, LOL!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    WOW!! This is so very beautiful!! I have read about these beautiful plantations and how they shipped the cotton via boat on the Mississippi. Sadly, lots of slaves were shipped the same way. I love the lines and repetition. You filled the fame with such beauty. Great shot and Happy Anniversay to you and David.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Road Trip (most excellently)!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    Fabulous! A great place to spend a your honeymoon!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    gorgeous photo and entry. a beautiful place!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    Gorgerous!!!! Superb composition!!!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    What a stellar image, very nice!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    Absolutely outstanding image.....better than the one in the brochure!! Congrats on your Anniversary. Sure wish you were joining us in Phoenix....I need my sis!!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Sep 2011):

    FABULOUS.... LOVE those wonderful trees

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (18 Sep 2011):

    This looks like a cover for a story book that begins with "Once upon a time...." Stunning image, Maurie!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (18 Sep 2011):

    wow!! this is gorgeous.... great find Maurie...fantastic entry.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Sep 2011):

    What an awesome capture Maurie!!!!!!! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and I wish you many more.

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (30 Sep 2011):

    What a nice place for a stroll...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (6 Oct 2011):

    Happy Anniversary to you and David : ). This is a beautiful Oak lined entry to the plantation house!

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie   gave props (9 Oct 2011):

    I LOVE IT!

  • Kris C

    Kris C gave props (17 Oct 2011):

    Lovely shot!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (18 Oct 2011):

    Looks even better the second time around!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (18 Oct 2011):

    Very beautiful place, well captured !

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (18 Oct 2011):

    Beautiful. I have seen similar settings in south Georgia. Beautiful job capturing the feel of it as its seen in person.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Beautiful picture, well done.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Great photo and entry!

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (17 Nov 2011):

    Just beautiful!!!

  • Stuart Bowles

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  • Eric Ianuzi

    Eric Ianuzi   gave props (16 Jan 2012):

    beautiful image

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth   said (10 Dec 2013):

    Such a wonderful image of a beautiful place ! Well done !

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