Spillway Reflection - jimdenhamphoto

Sony A7II | Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 | f/5.6 | ISO 100 | 30 seconds | 65mm

This spot at Reelfoot Lake has caught my eye many times. Even stopped to photograph here years ago, but never had found an image looking out from the spillway to the lake. Not until this past Monday.

For a long time, this part of the park had been shut down for renovation, making it impossible to get to. Several brand new cabins were built on either side of the spillway and a brand new bridge constructed to cross over it. It's quite beautiful now, but the cabins and bridge were not what caught my eye this day.

It was the dead cypress limb in the water, still draped with the red leaves of fall, nestled in between the green banks, with all of it reflecting smoothly off of the spillway water. Will definitely have to revisit this spot come fall and/or winter when all of the leaves change and then fall off. Even in the summer, though, quite the scene!