Welcome to ReelfootLakePhotography.com where you can enjoy a photo journey to beautiful Reelfoot Lake through a collection of photographs by Tina Marie Brookes.
Reelfoot Lake is located in the far northwest corner of Tennessee. All year round, Reelfoot Lake is a beautiful place to visit. Every season has something new to offer. There are breathtaking sunrises, sunsets, waterfowl and eagles. It is a great place for fishing, bird-watching, duck hunting, photography, family reunions and more.
History of Reelfoot Lake
Reelfoot Lake was naturally formed through a series of earthquakes in 1811-1812, which caused the Mississippi River to run backwards and fill the area with water.
Reelfoot Lake is a by-product of the "New Madrid Earthquakes", a series of 1,874 recorded tremors centered generally about 70 miles southwest of the lake, which took place from December 16, 1811 until March 8, 1812. The "hard shock" came at 3 am on Friday, February 7, 1812. These shocks could be felt over an area of one million square miles from Canada to the eastern seaboard and New Orleans.
When the savage tremors subsided, Reelfoot Lake was born and thirty to fifty thousand square miles of land had undergone vast topographical changes, most of which are visible today. Although these were among the most powerful shocks to strike North America within historic times, few lives were lost as the area was sparsely settled. Powerful earthquakes occurred here before 1811 and are now estimated to occur at intervals of about 600 years.
Reelfoot Lake has become my "home away from home". I am drawn to the quiet, peaceful, beautiful surroundings and the waterfowl. The breathtaking sunrises get me up and out into the wild very early in the morning.
The Great Blue Heron caught my eye a few years ago, when I was looking for Bald Eagles. Then, one day I spotted a beautiful white Egret standing in the water between tall green grass and a cypress tree. I have been hooked ever since.
Every season has something new to offer and explore!
We specialize in:
Inspirational Scripture-Based Photo Art
Photo Greeting Cards
Embroidered Scripture Samplers
2016 Photo Calendars
Bald Eagles at Reelfoot
Fishing at Reelfoot
Birds of Prey at Reelfoot
Great Egret-White Pelicans-Great Blue Heron
Mallard Ducks at Reelfoot
All Photos are copyrighted by Tina Marie Brookes. Photos are provided for internet viewing only. If you would like prints, please contact me by email: email@example.com or by mail: Tina Marie Brookes, PO Box 1066, Brentwood, TN 37024-1066.