Chris Johnston Photography

The Madisonville Abandoned Boat

On the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain is a small town called Madisonville. It's like the Mayberry of South Louisiana. This boat is staple for area landscape photographers who are willing to take the time to drive out the dock where it sits. 

I prefer to photograph it in the morning at sunrise. Depending on the time of year, it will be front lit and therefore fill in many of the shadows on the boat. It's also far less crowded, especially in the summer when the sun rises very early in the morning. 

I have plan to shoot it later in the year when the sun sets behind the boat but I have to wait for the right timing, the right sky, the appropriate clouds, good sky color, etc. There is an exact mix of conditions that will make the photo what I have envisioned. 

If you would like to shoot it, I've included a Google Map below to the approximate location. If you get there you will see it. Best of luck to you.