2020—Shooting on the Bayou

To get the most out of a visit to the bayou on Caddo Lake, it is essential to get onto the water. The bayou is a living, breathing, vibrant place. On the water, you’re surrounded by it, enveloped by it, you become a part of it. This photographer knew what to do. We saw several photographers on the water in kayaks, some even using tripods that they put into the water. The water is shallow and without much movement so their cameras were not in danger of getting swamped in the swamp. We finally got out onto the water on the third day of our visit. I’m so glad we were finally able to do it. When I photographed this photographer on our second day there, I didn’t realize what I was missing. What a way to experience the bayou!