Bayou Sunrise

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© Keith Skinner
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 5, 2008
TakenJuly 10, 2004
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/250 sec at f/7.6
Focal Length70 mm
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The morning sun backlights a Bald Cypress Tree drapped in Spanish Moss.

Ouachita Parish - Louisiana - USA

23 responses

  • Les Beldo

    Les Beldo gave props (12 Feb 2008):

    Love the lighting, it looks like a painting

  • Jim Smith

    Jim Smith gave props (1 Mar 2008):

    Excellent colors and lighting

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2008):

    Truly Beautiful Capture !!!

  • David Fullman

    David Fullman gave props (21 Jun 2008):


  • Michael Charles

    Michael Charles (Deleted) gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    Great use of the morning light

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (11 Jul 2008):


  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    I voted for your essay, and I feel the same way about photography. It is a form of yoga for me. Relaxing, A getaway. I get in my kayak - and the "same things" are always different. Great job.

  • Allan Meek

    Allan Meek (Deleted) gave props (12 Jul 2008):

    Stunning photography, love the light and the mood, very calming. A+

  • Tammy Kimble

    Tammy Kimble gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    I love how you captured the light and shadows playing beautifully together!

  • Traci Howard

    Traci Howard gave props (25 Jul 2008):

    I grew up around NOLA - your images are amazing....they make me homesick!

  • Will Mitchell

    Will Mitchell said (30 Jul 2008):

    Keith, This is why I am your biggest Fan!!

  • Cathy Cale

    Cathy Cale gave props (28 Sep 2008):

    Perfect capture!!

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (30 Sep 2008):

    This is how I remember the bayou and I only wish I had spent more time there.

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley said (1 Oct 2008):

    Keith, It is honestly hard for me talk right now. I am choked with tears. THIS IS ART. And THIS IS MY HOME. How long has it been that I have seen the mist and sun over the bayou? Too, too long. Those cypress tress and knots? The smell of the marsh, the call of the duck, the pelican, magestic, the nesting Rosette spoonbills, all pink sky fluttering at dusk and dawn, like a tropical paradise, because, indeed, it is? SW LOUISIANA.
    You take me back - waterskiing over the bayou waters - smooth as glass, then choppy, over a gator, watch out for the old cypress stumps, beer, sweet boat drinks, catfish, alligator gar....mosquitos....crabs at the wharf of our duck camp at Big Lake in Cameron Parish, gone now - two storms later. Our beach front land at Holly Beach? Washed away over time.
    Man, you take me there. And this image could surely be the work of God himself, beckoning the lost and lonely soul, Come back to me, come back to Louisiana, that place I left, never to return, that haunts me still in darkness of night, in rain storm here over the Oklahoma plains, in songs and smells along the way, no matter how far away the journey takes me, always, always, back in my mind, Louisiana.
    Viva La Louisiane.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    beautiful photos and essay!

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    Keith, this is the most exquisite and compelling photo. It's a perfect example of a picture being worth a thousand words.

  • Gabi A.

    Gabi A. gave props (7 Oct 2008):

    A great shot! Wow!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Wonderful entry Keith - such a heavenly place to be

  • Sam Hauss

    Sam Hauss (Deleted) said (23 Feb 2009):

    Outstanding shot

  • Hoondoon

    Hoondoon said (4 Jul 2009):

    Awesome Photo !! Perfect. I can feel the humidity.

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful light. Too bad such a peaceful scene is so short lived. Great job.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (5 Jan 2010):


  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    Amazing light - very painterly. A fav!

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