Tag Archives: Charleston

Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh, And Me

We spotted this Eagle flying over a marsh when heading back in. I took a few shots as he went by, not all that good. I was still just using a lighter weight lens (an old sore back) with a maximum range of 400 mm.

I knew where he was heading but never thought he would be there when I finally caught up.

Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh - click to enlarge
Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh – click to enlarge

Above he was checking to see what we were doing as we found him. I’m sure he saw us coming a long way off.

Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh - click to enlarge
Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh – click to enlarge

This is a favorite perch of Eagles and I have photographed several here in the past. Many times it’s a pair that nest near by.

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Views Of The Charleston Jail

Most of these photographs are from the 3rd floor of the Charleston jail. This was where the prisoners considered dangerous were housed.

Views Of The Charleston Jail - click to enlarge
Views Of The Charleston Jail – click to enlarge

Guards did not enter the area without first checking through peep holes in the first doors. Of course gates of bars were right behind any solid doors.

Views Of The Charleston Jail - click to enlarge
Views Of The Charleston Jail – click to enlarge
Views Of The Charleston Jail - click to enlarge
Views Of The Charleston Jail – click to enlarge

There were also special cell areas where prisoners were disciplined.

Views Of The Charleston Jail - click to enlarge
Views Of The Charleston Jail – click to enlarge
Views Of The Charleston Jail - click to enlarge
Views Of The Charleston Jail – click to enlarge

And last here is the far end of the 3rd floor, top of the stairs.

Views Of The Charleston Jail - click to enlarge
Views Of The Charleston Jail – click to enlarge

At some point this was also used as an asylum. It was the only one in Charleston.

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Looking Around A Swamp, Raccoon

No award winner here, but an interesting shot to me.

This is in a huge swamp where an enormous amount of wildlife lives. You just need to find it.

I watched this Raccoon working the shallows. At first I thought he was hunting, but after staying in the same spot, paws in the water, I think he was actually washing up.

Looking Around A Swamp, Raccoon - click to enlarge
Looking Around A Swamp, Raccoon – click to enlarge

It’s a swamp, dense Cypress and Palmettos. I stuck the lens out and this was it.