Banks Lake Part 3 – Cypress Studies in BW

December 8, 2013 at 5:14 am (Autumn, Black-and-White Photography, fine art photography, Georgia, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Photography) (, , , , , , , )

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Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Lakeland, Georgia is more like the quintessential swamp than a lake.  These huge pond cypress have escaped the wildfires that define the landscape of its sister refuge Okefenokee, and the ample beards of Spanish moss attest to many decades of undisturbed serenity.  The lake is popular with anglers, but to truly experience its mysterious beauty, one should be out at dawn in an autumn fog.  Even in December, birds are singing, and the gauze challenges you to find them.  Enjoy a black-and-white world paddling through the cypress of this unique blackwater lake. Read the rest of this entry »

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Banks Lake NWR – Part 1- Canoe in the Fog

December 7, 2013 at 4:11 am (Autumn, fine art photography, Georgia, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Photography) (, , , , , , , , , )

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I wanted to introduce Marilyn to the beautiful Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by Okefenokee NWR.  We were lucky the fog decided to turn this already gorgeous spot into a place of mystery and mood on this December morning.  Marilyn is a very knowledgeable paddler and her profile as she slid the canoe through the waters reminded me of a horseback rider with exemplary posture.  These images show the majesty of the cypress-filled lake contrasted with the human in awe of what she is experiencing. Read the rest of this entry »

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