The lake's surrounded by beautiful open countryside and topped by blue Oklahoma skies, which still never fail to stun me with their beauty and sheer scale. Another local feature I love is the wonderful red dirt, which can be easily seen at this time of the year, as everything else dies back.
One of the most interesting things to come out of it's depths, has been the re-appearance of cars from the 1950's period.
When I first saw the pictures in the local paper I thought they had all been dumped or worse still driven in! In fact they were placed against the dam to shore it up and in other area's needing support.
Since our last visit there in early summer, the rising water has already reclaimed some of these amazing old vehicles and soon they will all be gone from sight.
It is an amazing sight to see these old cars in plain view and also a photographers dream. We were also surprised at the thousands of shells covering the sand, especially the large Clam shells.
Draining the lake also revealed petrified tree's that have long been submerged. They make an interesting sight as the lake refills and will soon be back underwater.
Whilst we were there it was surprisingly busy with hunters and bird-watchers, it is a very popular local natural attraction for the wildlife and the peaceful views it offers. What I love is the total silence you get out there, with just the stir of the breeze around you.
As many of you know, I lost all the pictures I previously took when my PC crashed, and so I was delighted to return and be able to retake them. Since that time I have gained a wide angle lens, and this time all these pictures were taken using the Manual settings only.
I am much happier with the results and also deliberately chose to go later in the day, when the light was much softer and golden. It's amazing how reading a few good photography books can help!We waited until the sunset over the lake and although it wasn't a spectacular sunset, it still allowed me some pretty shots. The Hubster also got some rock skimming in across the still waters, whilst he showed endless patience waiting on my snapping!
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