During a trip to Louisiana in March, I was able to take a “Swamp Tour”. Our guide grew up spending hours fishing with his father in the area and provided us with many stories during our almost 2 hour tour. He told us the Cypress trees in the swamp can be hundreds of years old and the large bulbous base of the tree above the water is hollow. He estimated this tree to be over 200 years. I would have liked to have had more time to compose a better shot of the tree, but we slipped by it fairly quickly. A fast shutter speed allowed me to snap it without a blur. In post processing I added a bit of an antique effect. It seemed warranted considering the age of the tree.