Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday afternoon

My sweet friend went with me today to Hoo Shoo Too Rd. It was a beautiful day, much too gorgeous to remain indoors. She needed practice with Mabel (my old 50D) and I needed to spend time with my new baby, who has yet to be named. We've had a bit of wind lately and I was afraid that all the leaves might have blown away since my last visit. There were a few less leaves, yes, but the orange tones were deeper, making up for the loss. Come see what I mean.
Minimal editing, just a very, very slight increase in saturation and levels adjustment in PS, but that's pretty much it.
Not meant to brag, but the 5D Mark II has made editing so much easier.
Mabel and Michelle 
I couldn't decide on the color or b&w version, so you get both.
Personally, I prefer the b&w.

An old A&P sign tucked behind one of the campsites.
Chained up dobermans growled and barked while I quickly took this shot which I missed on the previous visit.
While I hate seeing any dog chained up, I was praying that these particular chains would hold.
I also missed this old houseboat last time. 
I kept coming back to this scene. I couldn't help it.



Meet Kevin. He was very pleased with his catch and happily posed for us.
I hope everyone had a nice weekend. As for me, I've been feeling very drained, physically and mentally. I forced myself to decorate the house on Friday, finding a few things that were damaged during the move, and a favorite harp ornament that I broke while decorating the tree. Probably should have waited until I felt better. On Saturday, I shopped 'til I dropped, with a blister on my foot to prove it. We are now off to eat at our favorite restaurant, The Chimes, so I will be back later tonight to see what you all have been up to. Laissez les bon temp, rouler!


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41 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that one scene is spectacular! i'd have kept coming back and posting about a dozen shots of it, myself! i like the b&w of your friend, too. great day. great photos!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great photos Gail! What a beautiful place! Have a great week!

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! How fun to go with a friend! You still have some nice color there, too. The reflections are fantastic!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the moss hanging from the trees. great shots. would love to take a kayak around there beautiful. i love having the chance to see it both in b & w as well as colors. neat!! ( :

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Just lovely photos!! Color please!! Wish that Kevin was my son!! With a mess of fish --- now that is something that I miss so much from central florida!! Fresh water fish and especailly - catfish!! REAL catfish and not farm catfish. Beautiful bayou!! what a wonderful day!!

Barbara said...

You had a busy weekend! I love these photos and I'm glad you were able to get outside (I stayed in and cleaned today! ugh, but had to be done and I feel better!) I like the b&w version of your friend the best, too.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I can see why you keep returning to Hoo Shoo Too Rd. So may points of interest to look our for. The oranges look so beautiful.

Stewart M said...

Thats a nice catch of fish and a nice catch of pictures as well!

Love the "what ever that furry stuff hanging off the trees is"!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Danielle said...

What an incredible place. Your shots are, as always, amazing...you have such an excellent eye...love the boat house and Kevin's catch of the day....although all the colors are exquisite..I do love the black and white...I need to get my tripod out.

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the fisherman showing off his catch. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

These are wonderful, Gail!
I especially love the reflection in the first one, and the houseboat is simply perfect. I wonder what the inside of it looks like.
Wishing you a wonderful beginning to your week!

Linda said...

These are just wonderful, Gail. The fall foliage, the reflections, the Spanish moss, and Kevin and his catch made for some beautiful photos. Tell me, though...are there any alligators in those waters? You know, up here in Indiana, we think Louisiana is full of alligators. :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The black and white is my favorite as well.
Kevin is, if not already, going to make a fine husband for some woman. Provide and protect...well done!

rainfield61 said...

You have one of the busy week.

You thought you have done a lot.

But you have done mostly on photography.

Because they are so beautiful.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful place! There's so many wonderful things to photograph there. Just out of curiosity, what kind of tripod do you have? I've been thinking of getting one and I don't know what to get.

beth said...

how great that you have someone to shoot with !!....and this weekend wiped me out a bit too, but i think in a good way.....xo

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the Spanish moss dripping from the trees and reflected in the lake.

Linda R said...

I am in awe of all the amazing color. So beautiful. Lots of wonderful shots my friend. I do hope you start feeling a bit better.

Hugs~

hootnonny said...

Awesome! I keep going back to the same one as you! Oh, B/W is my pick for friend and Mabel.

Have a great week! My daughter is on her way home so my dog duty is almost over!

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - that first shot is breathtaking. And all the others simply superb!

Valerie said...

This gorgeous series of captures are an absolute feast for the eyes! I like the little splashes of red (leaves) here and there. Glorious colours and scenes. Thanks so much for sharing your part of the world.

Dina said...

Very interesting place, with the amazing colors and moss. Beautiful shots!

Sylvia K said...

Superb, breathtaking captures and glorious colors, Gail!! What a fantastic place! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a good week and get some rest!!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ana Eugénio said...

great photos sweetie :) love the colors on the trees. so vivid :) glad you went out despite being tired or we would have these to delight our eyes.

by the way, 'Ana's Eye' is not exactly a blog is a photojournal I only update when I do any Find Your Eye with Kat Sloma..

happy Monday :) xxo

Buttons said...

Oh Gail these are amazing I love the boat in the water shots I guess it brings back happy memories for me.
I do love the colours and sights you share with us. You have so much beauty to share. Take care of yourself OK. Hug B

Patrice said...

Gorgeous photos, Gail - love the black and white version of your friend!

Jori said...

SO pretty! Our leaves are mostly gone. :( I love the mossy trees in the water. Simply gorgeous!

Renae said...

Gail. Wow! and ...WOW AGAIN! So interesting and so full of color, elements and emotion. That guy was cute to show off his fish. lol.

Thanks for your nice words to me about my fashion show on Mondays. LOL and LOL again.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Gorgeous photos Gail- love them all!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, Gail, haven't stopped by your blog in a while and it's my loss! Your photography is getting really amazing... the light on the spanish moss and the reflections... I could go on, but so many great photos. Too funny how you name your cameras. Let me know what you come up with for your new baby. I have the same camera (no name yet).

Kalantikan said...

OMG, everything is spectacular! Your new baby is so wonderful, I know it means a big sum too! Even without the camera your area is so awesome, that if i will be there i will put down the camera and just sink everything in my brain, and i will just enjoy the now!

Luna Miranda said...

these photos are absolutely beautiful! the light and colors are incredible. i love the Spanish moss--it's magical. couldn't stop looking at your photos!

Maison Beldecor said...

wow, fantastic photos.
Greetings from Germany
Bine

Rosie Grey said...

These photos are fantastic, Gail!! Such wonderful colours!!! And yes, I love the b&w one, too!
As always, I hope to come here on a more regular basis to admire your beautiful photos and read your wonderful posts!

Shug said...

Hoo Shoo Too??? That is some name isn't it? Looks like your part of the country is painted just as gorgeous as ours is this year. Outstanding colors! With all the gators that hang around in your neck of the woods, you would never see me in such a small canoe, fishing! Guess the gators are dormant right now? Wish I lived close enough...I'd gladly welcome your expertise talents in knowing how to use a camera...
Have fun today...stay warm...it's cool here.
shug

Butterbean Row said...

Absolutely breathtaking! A little photo therapy can be just the thing for the blues.

Hugs,

charlotte

...melody... said...

These are beautiful! I am missing all the fall colors as we don't get them much over here in Thailand.

Phil said...

Gail, Your colour captures there are outstanding and amazing. That new camera obviously does the trick but it still needs a good eye to spot the opportunity and frame the shot.

Hilary said...

Great shots.. I love that boathouse and I absolutely love that you named your camera. Unfortunately, a couple of the photos won't fully load for me.. darn.

Tricia Hays said...

I had to use the translator on that last sentence, but I just had to know what you said, too... Let the good temp roll? Mornings have been pretty dog-gone cold here, but it warms up nicely during the day.

Beautiful, vibrant colors! And, I think I prefer the b&w, too, of Mabel & Michelle... it's less distracting & lets the viewer focus more on the subject. I also really like how the b&w isn't dark, it's very light... I love b&w's like that!