Suwannee River in winter

January 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Five pictures....that was my goal.  I often go to the Suwannee River with family and take pictures of us all having fun.  This time I set a goal to get five pictures that I liked and could use in my blog.  Here's those five!

Winter on the Suwannee River is not a busy time for boaters.  The only boats I saw (besides us) were fishing boats.  The river was high making the springs muddy, the water was chilly making the springs warmer.  Springs are about 70 degrees, the river was closer to 60 degrees.  Only the turtles seem to be brave enough to sun bathe, very little bird life and no alligator sightings.  This coupled with fog, rain storms, and cold weather made getting a few good photos this visit more challenging.

Jimbo and I got up early each morning and walked the lonely dirt roads.  Evidence of life shows in the tire tracks, deer tracks were also everywhere.  This morning gave us fog again and we didn't see anyone else up and about during our walk.  The software, Topaz Textures, was used for the post processing of this photo to give the dark, gritty look as well as remove the little bit of color that was in the original photo.

Approaching into the Santa Fe River coming off the Suwannee River.  The Santa Fe is lined with cypress trees on both sides as the two rivers split off south of Branford, Florida.


The shoreline near the Suwannee branching off from the Santa Fe leaves a grim reminder that the cost of boating can often include lives. 

 The rains we have had this winter that are the result of the "El Nino" most likely caused the canoe to fill up and sink to the bottom of the river's edge.


Fog comes in early on our last day as the temperatures drop into the 40's.  The sun was shining making the promise of another beautiful but chilly day. Topaz Texture used to provide some contrast to this photo.







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