None photographed by luxagraf
Near Abbeville, Louisiana, United States

Bayou, Palmetto Island, LA

Developing a photograph from a Louisiana bayou

We stumbled on Palmetto Island very early on in our travels. It’s a little state park south of Abbeville. It’s not much, just a postage stamp plot of swampy land on Vermillion River, but it makes a good stopping point for exploring, Abbeville, Lafayette, and the surrounding rural areas. We’ve been several times, but this is from out very first trip and the only time I have seen the duck weed this thick (that’s not solid ground, that’s water with duck weed on it).

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This one was mostly about getting the colors right. It was incredibly green, almost chartreuse. It looked unreal, which is why I stopped. I love the A7ii, but sometimes greens go yellow and flat. Scenes like this make me miss Velvia 50, my second favorite film (after Kodachrome 25).

My goal here was to bring back that rich bright green in the trees, and maybe to get a more Velvia feel. I am not happy with the weird shadow effect up in the trees, but that happens a lot with this lens and I have yet to find a good solution.