~L’Allée des Chênes (Oak Alley)

© Lori B. Gagliano

~L’Allée des Chênes (Oak Alley)

Uploaded: May 16, 2009


With these set of photographs I wanted to capture the great lines of the giant oaks that form a canopy framing this beautiful, majestic Greek-revival style antebellum home. I spent the day moving around shooting from different angles and directions. I walked up on the levee to get a different prospective, shooting down on the home. I used a polarizing filter to cut the glare of the afternoon sun and to give me the rich colors of the grounds surrounding the house. What I wanted to accomplish was to have the viewer be able to go back in time and envision Scarlett O’Hara waiting on the balcony for Rhett Butler to come home. Taken in the afternoon at the end of the path of oaks.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Josie Detmers May 17, 2009

Great photo...I love those live oaks!! BTW, Gone With The Wind is my favorite movie!! #1129220

Lori B. Gagliano May 18, 2009

Thanks Josie. Can you believe that those Oaks were planted 100 years prior to the house being built. Historians are not sure who planted them or what happened to the person who did but they are about 300 years old. #7532279

Josie Detmers May 18, 2009

Wow!! Thanks for the bit of info!! Those trees are sure impressive!! #7532787

Tammy J. Russotto May 28, 2009

How gorgeous! I love seeing photographs of this plantation. It's beautify is breath taking. You did a wonderful job with this photograph. #7574493

Dianna Murphy June 19, 2009

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist. Good luck in the next round. #7652879

Eugenio Diaz June 20, 2009

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist! #7654792

Lori B. Gagliano June 21, 2009

Thanks everyone. This my first time ever being selected as a finalist and I am so excited and can't wait to see what happens at the end of the month.

Lori #7660465

Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 23, 2009

Congratulations on your win Lori, beautiful! #7668054

Leland N. Saunders level-deluxe June 24, 2009

Beautiful shot, Lori ... Congratulations on the Winner ... !!

Lee #7672898

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 26, 2009

Lori -- Huge congrats on this beautiful winner. It's stunning. #7681158

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict August 19, 2009

Congratulations Lori on your Win!!!

Dominick #7866523

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe March 18, 2010

Lori, this is one of the best photos I have ever seen of Oak Alley. Do you live in or near New Orleans?
KK, in New Orleans #8464717

Lori B. Gagliano March 19, 2010

Kathleen, I live in Destrehan but grew up in Gentilly Woods. I spend alot of time in New Orleans. I just love photographing the city.

Lori #8465521

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe March 19, 2010

Well, to me Destrehan is like living in Greater New Orleans. I would like to meet you sometime!
KK #8465635

Lori B. Gagliano March 22, 2010

I think that is a great idea.

Lori #8472100

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 02, 2010

WOWZA!What a beauty and such a well desevered winner Lori! Big congratulations..

jo ann c. #8660635

Sheila Pittman June 02, 2010

Congratulations...on your win.... #8660935

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