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Cypress Trees at Caddo Lake (BW)

Sorry if you made it to this post earlier today and found nothing.   Somehow, I set the schedule for the wrong day and of course the post wasn’t ready.  🙂  I hope you’ll understand that life happens and continue visiting my little blog. CaddoLakeBW_LindaJamesPhotography

The cypress trees at Caddo Lake fascinate me.  Not only do they grow right in the water, they also have all those wonderful lines and textures.  I like how the black & white brings out the lines and angles of the trees even in the reflected images.

Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake  is a 26,800 acres lake and bayou located on the Texas and Louisiana border in North East Texas and North West Louisiana. (Three hours west of Dallas, TX  and 45 minutes east of Shreveport, LA.) The lake lies about half in Texas and half in Louisiana with the Louisiana side being more open water while the Texas side is more swamp like. Caddo Lake is the largest natural lake of fresh water in the south.

The lake is named after the Southeastern culture of Native Americans called Caddoans or Caddo, who lived in the area until their expulsion in the 19th century. It is an internationally protected wetland and includes one of the largest flooded cypress forests in the United States.  According to Caddo legend, the lake was formed by the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake.

You can find more of my photos of Caddo Lake in these posts.
Photos of Caddo Lake
Fall at Caddo Lake
Lake Reflection
Great Egret Reflection
Bridge into the Woods

Monochrome Madness Challenge

“Cypress Trees at Caddo Lake” is my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.  This week’s theme was repetition.  I found lots of repetition in this photo  — trees, lines, reflections, leaves.  What other items or places could work for the repetition theme?

You can join the Monochrome Madness challenge and see more entries over at Leanne Cole Photography. You can view my other Monochrome Madness Challenge entries by clicking on Monochrome Madness.


3 thoughts on “Cypress Trees at Caddo Lake (BW)

  1. Yes, I was one of those followers, who looked at your blog and found nothing. Glad you came on board. Nice start! I am looking forward to reading your next post. I also follow Leanne Cole and occasionally submit a monochrome photo.

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