The first night of our 2011 trip was Labor Day – camped at Canton Lake, west of Oklahoma City. We had a reservation for 1 night at the Sandy Cove campground near the dam on the northeast end. We had stayed there in August 2009 and liked it well enough to stay again.
It was a good location for photographing the sun setting across the lake and I hoped to be able to do a sunset time lapse. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the sunset in one continuous time sequence, but was able to get two good segments, which are included in the video.
It was obvious that the lake was lower this year than it had been in 2009.
The swimming area buoys were certainly high and dry.
The video includes photographs from both Karen and me, two time lapse sunset segments and a short “home video” segment of our campsite. I’ve produced the video in three formats 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, and 640 x 360.
Canton Lake links and resources:
- US Army Corps of Engineers– The Corps of Engineers operates five multi-use recreation areas which offer a combination of overnight camping and day-use opportunities to the visiting public. The sites are (links go to Recreation.gov):
- Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
Our first day of travel: