© 2017 Mark Maio - Little Zion Congregational Church, Chackbay, LA
I continue to adjust the layout and settings on my blog posts. The only way to actually see how changes will appear is to post them, so please excuse how short this is. My goal is to have the blog announcement appear as an "excerpt" with a link leading you back to my blog page so you can immediately add comments.
After my last post on the "u-turn", I came across this image I made two weeks ago on a photography trip with friends about an hour and a half west of New Orleans, LA.
It was unusual I wasn't driving, making it easier to scan the landscape as we returned from photographing an old sugarcane plantation near Thibodaux, LA. Late in the afternoon the clouds, which blocked the sun most of the day, starting opening up. The light was scraping across the backroad we were driving and with the leaves still off the trees, it made it much easier to see a distance off the highway.
Out of the corner of my eye I noticed the light reflecting off the white wooden church and the graveyard behind it. As we drove past it, I asked my friend John if he could turnaround. Standing in what used to be the parking area, the sun moved across the face of the church and at the same time lit up the cemetery behind it. I made a few exposures before exploring both the abandoned church and pastor's house.
Out of the four of us I think I was the only one excited about the church but still felt it was worth the u-turn.