I tend to revisit my favorite spots if I feel like trying for a "remake" of a
photograph. This is one example. The place here is on Trosclair Road
near Rutherford Beach Road in Cameron Parish. The first time I visited
this spot, in May 2006, the tree line just caught my eye, so I pulled over
for a shot, resulting in the bottom image. The trees were still in saltwater
shock from Hurricane Rita, which had struck Cameron Parish in September
2005; the leaves haven't grown back all the way yet. At the height of
Rita's fury, the water here would have been up 15 feet from the trees' bases.
You can also see the man whose land the trees stand on,
tending to the garden to the right with his
granddaughter (barely visible at lower right). I asked his permission
to photograph his trees, and after he said 'sure' I made two exposures
and quietly left.
Four years later (June 2010, image at top) I visited the same spot out of a desire to get more of the tree line in, again making just two quick exposures. Although I was happier with the trees
this time - I missed the old man. There was no sign of him or his trailer on the other side of the
road, put there after Rita took his house. I haven't found out anything about what happened to
him, and when I asked about him in Cameron later that day, no one could tell me anything.