Smacks Bayou home after a storm - black & white long exposure

A home on Smacks Bayou - Nikon D300 with Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR micro f/2.8G lens @ f/11 ISO 200 50.4 second exposure on Induro CT214 tripod with cable releaseOnce again an interruptive rain storm allowed me a photography opportunity I would otherwise not of had.  A windy rainstorm swept it right when my evening DSLR Photography Lesson was to start, forcing its rescheduling.  After the rain past I went out onto my back patio with the same gear setup I was to use to teach the lesson with: 

That lens choice would not have been my first thought to use for the Smacks Bayou long exposure landscape shot I previsioned, but I wanted to setup a challenge to see if I could make it work.  Instead of feeling restricted, I felt liberated to be using a 105mm prime lens.  I sat down in a chair, let the tripod hold the camera, and even rested the cable release on my lap as once I setup the shot, I let the gear do all the work!  This is an extremely relaxing way to do photography.