Southern Living photographer Art Meripol is traveling through Louisiana this week. Here he tells us about some of his favorite shots he’s captured so far.
The weather has been pretty gray the whole trip, but that can make for some interesting skies.
I stumbled across this live oak tree in rural Franklin. It was across the street from some cane fields in an unplowed area. It looks like a survivor. I took the photo with the True HDR app then adjusted it with SnapSeed on my iPhone.
The shrimp boat is permanently docked under a bridge in Des Allemands. It has probably seen the last of its days.
A cat fish po-boy in Raceland at N.O. Style Po-Boys. “Po-boy” was the restaurant’s spelling. Purists tend to prefer “poor boys.” This is the first place I found after leaving the airport, driving on Highway 90 West.
Canes are being cut all over this area. This field is in Baldwin.
The chair was in front of an old abandoned building near Franklin. It looks like the space used to be a store.
These oysters from Shucks! were the cleanest, coldest, biggest, freshest, and tastiest ever.
I like the old suspension bridges found in the blue highways, such as this one in Lafayette. They’re like old Erector sets writ large. I like the contrast and graphic possibilities.