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RMW

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What low water reveals ....
« on: June 28, 2022, 05:01:35 pm »

of cypress trees in Maurepas Swamp.
St John Parish, La.
2022
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Re: What low water reveals ....
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2022, 07:00:22 am »

Very nice textures and shape in that swamp. The light is rich and goes well with the scene.

Is there any visible tide in the swamp and it's just a seasonal low water level?
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Re: What low water reveals ....
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2022, 05:01:45 pm »

Francois,

Thank you for your encouraging and helpful comments. I appreciate how specific they are.

These wetlands here are unusual in many ways. There's almost no tidal effect from the moon. Instead, levels changes according to local rainfall, the volume of water flowing south from rivers originating up north, like the Mississippi, and which direction the wind blows. Because the water is so shallow, 2 to 6 feet, it's depth fluctuates quickly as the wind pushes the water into an area or out of it. I came back to this area  a week later after a few rainy days and the water was up almost 2 feet.

Richard
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Re: What low water reveals ....
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2022, 07:23:21 am »

Richard,
Many thanks for the info about swamps!
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