Pic of the Week 12/12/19: Sapling: Broken Bow Lake and More...

December 12, 2019  •  1 Comment

I’m sure you’ve noticed, but I have not posted a Pic of the Week in almost a month. Between my calendar sales, the I AM Rt 66 show, Texas Parks and Wildlife publication, and other various local projects I’ve been very busy. This is on top of my job and my personal life. Regardless, I have decided to make up for the lack of posts by providing three of my recent images. Now that I’m starting to have some more time, I can start to address my backlog. I am very excited about the plans I have for the 2020 year. In the meantime, enjoy these images.


Sapling: Broken Bow LakeSapling: Broken Bow LakeA lone sapling catches the first rays of sunlight on a foggy Broken Bow Lake morning. © Ben Jacobi


I came across the lone sapling sticking out of the surface of Broken Bow Lake. The vibrant yellow leaves really stood out against the blue water. I kept this composition in mind while I shot the beginning of sunrise and after that shoot was finished, I moved down to this spot. The light was soaking up in the fog lifting from the mountains adding even more drama to the scene.


Walnut Spring Canyon PanoramaView of Walnut Spring and Walnut Spring Canyon on the Pontotoc Ridge Nature Preserve. © Ben Jacobi


Earlier this year I took a guided hike at the Pontotoc Ridge Nature Preserve near Tishomingo, OK. This is one the most pristine and untouched places in southern Oklahoma. When we reached the halfway point, we stopped to get some lunch at Walnut Spring. Instead of eating my lunch, I took the hour to explore and scout out a photograph or two in the canyon. I scaled the bluffs to find this composition and shot fourteen images to make this panorama of the area.


Dawn on Tucker LakeDawn on Tucker Lake.The still waters of Tucker Lake reflect beneath a pastel sky. Dawn is approaching in this future state park. © Ben Jacobi

Earlier in October, I attended a star party at one of Texas’ newest state parks. This park is so new its only just now in the development stage and is scheduled to open in 2024. Thankfully, they do small events like this that give the public access to see this beautiful park. After the star party I camped and prepared for the next morning. My goal was to arrive to Tucker Lake before sunrise and start to scout out a few compositions. Following the rough dirt and gravel road, I came to this scene and decided this would be a good starting point for the sunrise.



Gorgeous colors and compositions.
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