Photography

Favorites

No rhyme or reason: Just photos that I took and that I like.
 

Just a bridge over water if you're not from Beaufort County, S.C. But if you ARE from Beaufort, you probably recognize this as the Great Divide — the bridge over Port Royal Sound, also called the Broad River. If you live here, you are from North of the Broad or South of the Broad ... and you know it.

Against the Wall
Against the Wall

I took this photo on the Great Wall of China during a 2011 trip with my wife and a group of students from Beaufort High School. A friendly native made for one of my favorite images from the trip. Read more in my China Blog.

A placid paddle
A placid paddle

Taken one foggy morning on the Combahee River. That's my wife, Debi ... and this is the screensaver on my home computer.

Scrub jay
Scrub jay

Scrub jays are a threatened species with a limited range in Florida. So during a trip there in 2014, seeing this bird was a must. We found this one in a residential area and were told -- correctly, as you can see -- they can be coaxed into the open with peanuts.

Against the Wall
Against the Wall

I took this photo on the Great Wall of China during a 2011 trip with my wife and a group of students from Beaufort High School. A friendly native made for one of my favorite images from the trip. Read more in my China Blog.

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Birds & Nature

Recent photographs of the natural beauty all around us, which, of course, includes our feathered friends. 
 

I love the patience and concentration required to photograph birds well. I particularly enjoy seeing and photographing a species for the first time. My collection of firsts includes this sora, spotted in an old rice field.

Asian brown owl
Amradillo
Great egret chicks
A buck in the woods
Was its swallowtail swallowed?
You otter take a good look
Smile!
Here kitty, kitty, kitty
Bald eagle
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Backyard safari
Backyard safari

A collection of photos taken in and around my backyard on Lady's Island, S.C. This is a Cooper's hawk that swooped in on our feeder station day, snatched a titmouse and gave new meaning to the term "bird feeder."

Backyard safari
Backyard safari

A collection of photos taken in and around my backyard on Lady's Island, S.C. Brownheaded cowbirds are parasitic nesters — meaning females typically deposit their eggs in the nests of other species, sometimes pitching the other eggs. They then let other birds care for their young. We've had a nesting pair of painted buntings in our yards for several years, but in 2017, they wound up taking care of a cowbird.

Backyard safari
Backyard safari

A collection of photos taken in and around my backyard on Lady's Island, S.C. Summer tanagers aren't rare, but their appearance is uncommon enough to make it special. For the past several summers, we've seen at least one pair for a few weeks, but typically never in great numbers or for very long.

Backyard safari
Backyard safari

A collection of photos taken in and around my backyard on Lady's Island, S.C. This is a Cooper's hawk that swooped in on our feeder station day, snatched a titmouse and gave new meaning to the term "bird feeder."

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Travel & adventures

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China and its many mysteries

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These are shots from a student trip Debi led to China in 2011. You can read, see and hear more at The China Blog, which I assembled to chronicle our travels.

Hawaii 2016
Hawaii 2016

A green sea turtle comes up for air at Kealoah State Park.

Hawaii 2016
Hawaii 2016

This mongoose knows we're on to him as he sneaks through the brush near our accommodations in Hawaii. The animals were introduced to Hawaii to control rats, but it didn't work out so well. Mongooses hunt during the day; rats are active during the night.

Hawaii 2013
Hawaii 2013

Horses in a field near Waimea, Hawaii, on the Big Island.

Hawaii 2016
Hawaii 2016

A green sea turtle comes up for air at Kealoah State Park.

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Greece & Italy
Greece & Italy

The Coliseum, shown at night during a student trip to Greece and Italy that Debi helped lead in 2008.

Greece & Italy
Greece & Italy

St. Peter's Basilica.

Greece & Italy
Greece & Italy

Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Greece & Italy
Greece & Italy

The Coliseum, shown at night during a student trip to Greece and Italy that Debi helped lead in 2008.

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Birthday flying
Birthday flying

What a great 42nd birthday present — Debi got me my first flying lesson, from Beaufort to Charleston and back.

Birthday flying
Birthday flying

The view of Fort Sumter from the air.

Birthday flying
Birthday flying

Morris Island lighthouse.

Birthday flying
Birthday flying

What a great 42nd birthday present — Debi got me my first flying lesson, from Beaufort to Charleston and back.

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Debi's balloon trip
Debi's balloon trip

After getting a flying lesson for my birthday, I had little choice but to return the favor by getting Debi airborn on her birthday.

Debi's balloon trip
Debi's balloon trip

Debi's balloon trip
Debi's balloon trip

Debi's balloon trip
Debi's balloon trip

After getting a flying lesson for my birthday, I had little choice but to return the favor by getting Debi airborn on her birthday.

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Savannah area
Savannah area

St. John Cathedral in Savannah, which, though no Charleston, is one of the most photogenic cities around.

Savannah area
Savannah area

Bonaventure Cemetery.

Savannah area
Savannah area

Savannah area
Savannah area

St. John Cathedral in Savannah, which, though no Charleston, is one of the most photogenic cities around.

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Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Mushrooms designed to catch water.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Butterfly chowing down on rotten banana at a roadside attraction.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Debi selects pottery from a peddler on a Manuel Antonio beach.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Mushrooms designed to catch water.

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Concours d'Elegance
Concours d'Elegance

A photographic jaunt through Hilton Head Island's annual car show.

Concours d'Elegance
Concours d'Elegance

Concours d'Elegance
Concours d'Elegance

Concours d'Elegance
Concours d'Elegance

A photographic jaunt through Hilton Head Island's annual car show.

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Charleston, S.C.
Charleston, S.C.

South Carolina's oldest city is also its most beautiful ... Beaufort excepted, of course.

Charleston, S.C.
Charleston, S.C.

Waterfront Park fountain.

Charleston, S.C.
Charleston, S.C.

Charleston, S.C.
Charleston, S.C.

South Carolina's oldest city is also its most beautiful ... Beaufort excepted, of course.

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Beautiful Beaufort by the Sea

I had never been to Beaufort, S.C., until I interviewed for a job at the newspaper here in 1992. I figured I'd stick around a few years, then move on to a bigger, better job. Yet, here I am, more than two decades later. These photos explain a little about how Lowcountry plough mud can suck you in and hold you in place. There's no better place to be stuck, in my estimation.

Marina at sunrise
Marina at sunrise

The Beaufort Downtown Marina on a summer sunrise.

Water Festival ski show
Water Festival ski show

The Beaufort Water Festival is one of the biggest social and tourism events of the year. This photo is from the ski exhibition.

Bay Street at night
Bay Street at night

The main drag in Beaufort, S.C., captured at night.

Marina at sunrise
Marina at sunrise

The Beaufort Downtown Marina on a summer sunrise.

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