As promised, the lady photographers sent me samples of their work from our recent wetland tours, and I think you will enjoy seeing them as much as I have. A picture paints a thousand words, so without further chit chat from me, I will now let the photos tell the story. Then, at the bottom, I have a little story to share with these lady photographers, and I hope they come visit and read it.
Now, these ladies are all friends and I think they are in the same photo club in Baton Rouge. If you would like to vote for your favorite, put the caption in the comment section, and maybe we will have a “Reader’s Choice Award”. If Dede continues to bring ladies down here, then we can continue this feature, and then at the end of each year, we can put the reader’s choice from each of these posts in a grand finale of reader’s choice! What do you think of that idea?
Enjoy and vote!
Just to give y’all an example of what a small world it is that I work in, let me share a little story with you. Houma Tourism booked a photo tour with me months ago for the deputy editor of GQ France and a photographer from New Orleans. The editor, Severine, is doing a feature about south Louisiana, and it was her first trip to this area. The photog, Will, seemed to know quite a bit about the area since his move to New Orleans several years ago. Well, this photo tour happened after I had been with the above picture-taking ladies. There we were, floating along in the swamp, snapping photos when Will mentioned how this trip had been the highlight of their journey so far. That made me feel great. We disembarked at a camp in the swamp to enjoy our lunch of French brie and fresh-baked bread when he mentioned having been down in the Chauvin/Cocodrie area days before. He explained how he was standing on a dock taking photos of people fishing, the sunset, etc. when all of a sudden he was surrounded by “little old ladies” taking pictures and exchanging notes about f-stops and aperture settings. I listened with a smile on my face as he talked on, all the while giving me the impression that he felt like his space had been invaded, until he said one woman actually engaged him and was quite pleasant to talk with. I just laughed as I shook my head saying what a small world this is, even though it covers lots of water and marsh, explaining to him how those ladies had been on my boat just a few days before.
So, photog ladies, did you know that you were sharing that scenic dock down in Cocodrie with an award-winning professional photog who shoots for the New Yorker, New York Times, the Times-Picayune, and the like? At 32, he’s very good at what he does, and in case you didn’t catch his name, it’s Will Widmer, and here you can see samples of his work.