Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi Camera Adventures
If you’re looking for a place to unwind and get away, Bay Saint Louis is a great choice. It’s just a car ride away from New Orleans.
We had a lot of fun running around with a camera here and enjoying a relaxing stay. The city is small, but there was a lot to see and photograph. The sunset made for some great evening shots, along with some really moody sunrises over the piers and railroad bridges that cross into the water.
The city is located in Hancock County, in southern Mississippi, U.S. It lies along the Mississippi Sound (an embayment of the Gulf of Mexico) at the entrance to St. Louis Bay (named in 1699 for Louis IX of France), 58 miles (93 km) northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. The site was part of a 1789 Spanish land grant to Thomas Shields. The village soon became a resort for wealthy planters and, later, for tourists who arrived after the New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad was completed in 1869. The town was incorporated as Shieldsborough in 1818 and as the city of Bay Saint Louis in 1882.
This set of images was shot on a 50mm f/1.7 lens just like we used in our New Orleans series. This focal length really allows some flexibility with framing while keeping distortion extremely low.