As the Trinity River remains at flood stage, I have tried to get out a bit and photograph whenever I have a few hours free.
Yesterday afternoon I was out at the Buckeye Trail and ran into my friend Ben Sandifer. Ben has explored more of the Great Trinity Forest than anyone I know and is a fantastic photographer to boot.
We tried to enter the Buckeye Trail, but the water was just too high. So we hiked over to check out a nearby lake (nicknamed “Bart Simpson Lake”) and “Pirate Island“.
It had been a cloudy day, but as we got closer to the lake, the sun slowly broke through and gave us a lovely light-show of soft pastels. In some spots, clasping coneflowers that had been high and dry before the rains started were now barely above water.
For a few brief minutes, the sun broke through completely, and I waded out far enough into the lake where I only had the simple pastel reflections in the foreground.
As the light faded, I got a couple of photos of Ben, doing his magic.
It is hard to believe this is in Dallas, sometimes, about 5 miles from my house. If you want to read more on the Great Trinity Forest, be sure to check out Ben’s Dallas Trinity Trails site and Law Man Walking : Nature Treks with Bill Holston that Bill writes for D Magazine.