The Carolina Camera Club visited Congaree National Park on January 29, 2012
Congaree National Park is home of the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States. The landscape of this cypress swamp is unique. Large cypress trees are firmly anchored among knees in standing water. There is a lot going on in this terrain and it takes some effort to produce order out of chaos. But, it can be rewarding.
This is a great place to go in winter when color has left the trees on drier ground and there is no snow to dress up the forest. There are subtle colors in the cypress wood and the film sitting on still water.
Members had boots, hip boots and waders and explored the parks pools of standing water.
The water level was low but there were still good pools of water in which to photograph cypress trees
Mud would threaten to pull your boot off, especially if you stood in one spot too long.
We finished up by photographing a wandering possum who for some reason, was out in the daytime.
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