White River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas
Cypress trees are quickly becoming one of my favorite photo subjects. For several years, I had planned on visiting this area in eastern Arkansas, but always seemed to be denied by flood conditions that usually close many of the roads leading out to the best areas. This particular fall, conditions were very dry and water levels very low, allowing more of the Cyprus trunks to be exposed than had been seen in a long time. For this image, I used a telephoto to isolate this group of Cypress with fall color mixed into the surrounding forest on the opposite side of the small lake. A soft, dispersed evening light illuminates the top of the frame. I look forward to future visits to this amazing area of Arkansas!