Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunset at Lake Martin

Greetings from Cajun Country! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Double D and I spent most of the day yesterday at Avery Island and Lake Martin. The highlights at Avery Island were a swallowtail kite, nesting great egrets, alligators, azaleas, and wisteria. At Lake Martin we saw more nesting egrets, roseate spoonbills, black-bellied whistling ducks, ibises, and more. We timed the trip so we could see the sunset at Lake Martin. Although the water was choppy from all the boating activity and wind, it did not disappoint. Can't wait to show you the rest of my photos. It was the most awesome day ever! Y'all have a great week!
Swamp tour boat is in the distance.

This was taken about 50 frames before the sun started to set.

Thank you Madge for hosting!
Weekly Top Shot #74

39 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness I would love to see that in person. Blessings and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
Sandie

rainfield61 said...

Trees are ready to swim.

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, the sunset is gorgeous. What a pretty scene! Have a happy day, Gail!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Beautiful photos.

Barb Brookbank said...

Unbelievable! That's a beautiful sunset shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We went to those places when we were in your beautiful state. About this time of the year too. The birds were amazing and so were the scenery and the people (and the food)! We LOVED the area!

I hope we get to come back someday. Meantime thank you for the memories and your beautiful pix, I look forward to more!

Cindy said...

Wow!! Fantastic sunset. Love it.

TexWisGirl said...

wowza! can't wait to see more!

Phil said...

Just a fantastic sunshet shot Gail. Bring on more soon.

Deanna said...

Oh stunning sunset...the colors are breath-taking!!

hootnonny said...

God surely painted some gorgeous pictures...so glad the fog lifted so you could capture these!

Lisa Gordon said...

Gail, these are just beautiful, especially the first one.

Happy Sunday to you!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!!! The sunset is astounding.There is just something so special about a moment like this.

Rosie Grey said...

Oh wow, this looks fantastic! I can't wait to see the rest of your photos! I'm so glad you had a great day! Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Gail!

ladyfi said...

That first shot is pure magic!

She Who Carries Camera said...

WOW! Trees growing out of the water! That first shot is absolutely stunning!

Tricia Hays said...

Look at the color! WoW! That would have been one awesome sunset boat ride! =)

Nancy said...

I can see why it was such an awesome day with these views how could it not be.....

That first shot just blows my socks off....awesome, beautiful, etc. and etc.....

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Gail, it looks like an incredible day and your photos...as always...as simply beautiful!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Ohhh my Gail!!
Your sunset is rich in color!! Love seeing your cypress trees- makes me think of Cypress Gardens in Florida years ago! My Louisiana family flew home today. Niece flew back to BR/LSU and my sister and her other daughter back to ShreevePort! Instead of flying over to visit her- I need to drive very slowly out to her place.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That first photo is some serious beautification to my senses. Whoa. I wish I were there right now. Absolutely gorgeous.

For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

Happy St. Pat's Day Gail.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magnificent nature and sky photography of Cajun Country ~ (has a special place in my heart) ~ Enjoy ^_^

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful photos, Gail!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous Gail! Can't wait to see the rest of your photos!

Patrice said...

Wow, Gail - that sunset is stunning!

Linda said...

The sunset photo is awesome; and, if anything, I think the choppy water added to it. Beautiful! I'll be eagerly waiting for those other photos. So glad you had a good day. You deserved it.

Barbara Shallue said...

What a gorgeous sunset!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Really stunning sunset, Gail! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the shots from the day.

Buttons said...

Oh Gail I can see why you love it there. INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL. B

Dave said...

Two nice photos Gail - Dave

Stewart M said...

Looks like a great place - the colours in that first picture are wonderful.

It may be just my screen - but what are the two pale circles on the middle LHS of the second picture?

Stewart M - Melbourne

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

The colours in your sunset photo are gorgeous! To capture the tour boat as well is great timing on your behalf too Gail, quite amazing silhouettes.

Gone Country said...

Beautiful! That sunset shot is simply gorgeous!

Sounds like a wonderful day! I've seen a few of the birds you mentioned in the wild but most I've seen in a state park. Can't wait to see your photos!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Stewart, thank you for catching that! I think my eyes were glazed over with 500+ photos to slog through. I was trying to lighten the trees a bit with a circular brush in PS--apparently a very large brush. It has now been fixed.

Thanks so much to everyone for the kind comments! I really appreciate it. :)

Brian King said...

Both of these are gorgeous! The sunset color is stunning!

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! Lucky you! The scenery is stunning!

Linda R said...

Amazing shots.. That sunset is gorgeous.

Hugs~

Mitzi@Sweet Country Living said...

WOW!!! that 1st shot is absolutely breathtaking! Gorgeous! Stunning! Big hugs, xoxo

Georgianna said...

Incredible sunset photo!!!! So glad you had an awesome day. :)