This week’s random picture is a view of a section of Caddo Lake near the Big Pine Lodge Restaurant & Waterin Hole. One of the few places that can cook a mean fried catfish.
Originally posted on December 13th, 2013 on Evolutionary Designs – Photography
Caddo Lake is a 25,00+ acre lake and wetland located on the border of Texas and Louisiana. The lake is named after local Native Americans, Caddoans or Caddo, who once lived in the area.
The surrounding area is internationally protected and features the largest Cypress forest in the world. Caddo Lake is the second largest natural non-oxbow lake in the south. But it was altered when a dam was added in the 1900s.
This particular section of the lake is called the channel. Originally the channel was used by steamboats to get the port of Jefferson, Texas. But that changed once the Great Raft was removed. the waters lowered and the steamboats had to find another way to get to the port.
About the Image
It was just after dinner when I framed up this shot. It was just after sunset or the last few minutes of sunset and the few minutes before the blue hour starts. Honestly, out there on the banks, under those pine and cypress trees, its always gets a little darker faster.
I took this shot by hand with my Sony NEX-3N with the pancake kit lens, then processed it with Adobe Lightroom. Then post processed the image with Topaz Labs Clarity to add more texture, remove shadows, boost brightness and contrast.