I had long wanted to shoot Caddo lake. After seeing many incredible images from this location, I finally had a chance to see...

Refuge

Caddo Lake State Park | Texas

I had long wanted to shoot Caddo lake. After seeing many incredible images from this location, I finally had a chance to see it for myself. Unfortunately, my arrival coincided with an incoming storm. I was devastated when I woke on my first morning in the park, to find the trees completely stripped of foliage. The rust-red leaves now littered every inch of the forest floor. On my final night, some wonderful strangers invited me to a location near their home, that had been sheltered from the storm. I was skeptical, but felt like I had nothing to lose. We arrived just before sunset. I am not sure I have ever set up a tripod so fast. As the last rays of warm light hit this pocket of protected trees, the whole scene felt like a painting. The wind was just strong enough to sway the Spanish Moss, but not enough to disturb the branches and leaves. I used a long shutterspeed, to capture the motion in the moss, embracing the soft, painterly feeling of the scene. I only had time to shoot one composition, before the light faded. I will never forget this evening. Not only for the beauty of the landscape, but for the kindness of strangers, providing my wife and I this incredible memory. Photo © copyright by James Lally.

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