This swamp is located on Section Line Rd. in Columbus, near Officer's Lake. It's a long straight dirt road with nothing but trees and swamp. I like to photograph swamps though because, they are alive with texture and they also are very shaded which helps with light diffusion that gives a nice even brightness throughout the photo. The waters are always very calm also which gives you a nice reflection. This photo is almost fantasy like in my opinion, which I really like.
This is Officer's Lake right outside of Columbus near the Tombigbee River. It is tucked away in a quiet area and has a nice restaraunt next to it called Proffit's Porch that is a great local place to eat and has some of the best red beans & rice and sandwiches in the area.
I love this little alley in downtown Columbus, especially at night with all of the glowing bulbs lighting up the ivy and shrubbery. It's a great go to spot for portrait photography and I think there are a few apartments located there as well, or at least access to apartments.
This is a photo from the Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center just outside of Columbus. It has a nice wooded path that is about 2 miles long with lots of great scenery, including this lake. It was really foggy when I shot this, which was the main reason I was out shooting, giving a nice misty mysterious feeling to the area.
This is a shot taken from the banks of the Tombigbee River right where the water flows into the Columbus Lock & Dam. I loved going out there to take photos when I lived in Columbus because you could always count on a good sunset photo. Since we don't live there I don't get to go quite as much so I'm constantly looking for good go to places close to where I live. There is a very blue/orange contrast in this photo between the rocks and the sky & water.
This is a photo I took at Lake Lowndes during mid-fall. That is the perfect time to capture some great autumn colors. These trees were full of those great earth tone colors that pop out in a photo. Otherwise, this is a pretty simple photo of a lake and lake shore, but the great clouds and very blue sky (along with the fall colors, of course) really create more interest here and, for me, is very pleasing to look at. I made sure to give it a bright feel as well to make it a, well, happy photo. In hindsight, I wish that I would have framed it so that the stump sticking up out of the water was not dead center, but instead to the right or left, even if slightly so. Oh well. Live and learn.