Queue 'Portfolio-Grass Roots'

  • Ibises in Atchafalaya Basin

    An ibis takes off from a perch in a cypress tree in the Atchafalaya Basin.

  • Ibises in Atchafalaya Basin

    Countless numbers of ibises flee their perches in the Atchafalaya Basin.

  • Migratory Birds in Rice Field

    Migratory birds scatter across a rice field near Rayne, LA to feed.

  • Rookerie, Avery Island, LA

    An Egret lands, twig in grasp, on the rookerie at Avery Island for a nest she is building.

  • Birds on the Louisiana Prairie

    A flock of birds take off from a field near Eunice, LA.

  • Elemore's Prairie

    This photograph of a nearly dry rice field waiting to be flooded for planting was taken in the South Louisiana prairie. I was out there to photograph Louisiana artist Elemore Morgan Jr. on what turned out to be the last day he painted before having heart surgery, which ultimately led to his passing. It speaks to me personally because it captures the color palette that Elemore saw when painting. It is closest I ever came to photographing what could be an Elemore painting.

  • The "Real" Evangeline Oak, St Martinville, LA

    A virgin Mary statue rests on a Corinthian column by what local St. Martinville folks call the "real" Evangeline Oak, the tree associated with Longfellow's poem about a fictional character named "Evangeline". This tree is around the corner from the "official" Evangeline Oak which tourists see when visiting St. Martinville. For the record, there have been two previous Evangeline Oaks, both of which met their demise, one by lightning and the other when Bayou Teche flooded. History and myth can get blurry.

  • St. Luke Baptist Church, Chackbay, LA

    St. Luke Church was built near Chackbay, LA in the 1880's by former slaves from several local plantations between Thibodaux and Chackbay. The church remained active until the 1880s.

  • St. John Oak and Cathedral Lafayette, LA

    Setting sun illuminates branches of the St. John Oak, a tree planted over two hundred years ago, in Lafayette, LA.

  • Parlange Plantation Oak

    Light illuminates a setting at Parlange Plantation near New Roads, LA.

  • Sugar Cane Sky, St. Mary Parish, LA

    A startling clear sky hangs over sugar cane leaves waiting for harvest in St. Mary Parish, LA.

  • Cypress Knees Lake Dauterive, LA

    Cypress Knees protrude around a cypress trunk on Lake Dauterive near Loreauville, LA.

  • Atchafalaya River at Melvile, LA

    A boat breaks the quiet of a foggy morning along the Atchafalaya River at Melville, LA.

  • Marsh Grave

    A grave rests perilously close to the water's edge in the marsh near Leeville, LA. Since the photograph was taken in 1979, the grave has sunk below the surface, like many others.

  • Barataria Canal near Lafitte, LA

    Two shrimp boats head up Barataria Canal towards Lafitte, LA. One can see the devastation to the local marsh as well as people's efforts building rock walls along the canal to prevent further erosion by wakes from passing boats.

  • Storm in Marsh

    Clouds darken the marsh near Leeville, LA.

  • Barrier Island, Gulf of Mexico

    One of the Barrier Islands in the Chandelier chain east of New Orleans barely maintains viability in the face of erosion, global warning, and hurricanes

  • Alligator and flower

    An alligator's mouth serves as a flower holder at Maison Madeleine in Breaux Bridge, LA

  • Southwest Pass Mississippi River

    Two freighters pass each other at the mouth of the Mississippi River at Southwest Pass.

  • Shrimp Boats on Bayou Lafourche, LA

    Shrimp Boats are parked along the banks of Bayou Lafourche at dawn.

  • Storm Approaches Holly Beach Festival

    A Storm slowly approaches festival goers in Holly Beach.

  • Franklin, LA Street Lights

    Street lights in Franklin, LA illuminate the Spanish Moss hanging of Live Oak trees that flank the popular avenue off the town's main street (also LA 182).

  • Christmas Bonfire

    A Christmas bonfire burns a forked flame as witnesses approach at Oak Alley Plantation near Vacherie, LA.