A great egret pulls a meal out of the water while fishing on The Wateree River Friday afternoon. (Photo by Travis Bell)
20 years ago, I took a leap of faith and launched my photography business, which was exciting and terrifying at the same time. This is Part 1 of 2 of my favorite images from from those 20 years, including Clemson and UofSC athletics, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, ESPN broadcasts, portraits and weddings.
Love the diversity with my job. Sometimes I photograph this, sometimes I photograph that. ©Travis Bell Photography
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The interesting thing about that day is that the media boat, carrying members of the press, was supposed to be the closest boat to the submarine. That boat can be seen on the right just below the right side of The Hunley. The second-closest boat to the submarine was supposed to be the VIP boat, which I was on with Gov.Hodges.
To put it bluntly, someone goofed.
The media boat ended up being over 100 yards a way and the VIP boat ended up so close to The Hunley, I could almost reach out and touch it.
This picture was made with a wide angle lens.There were some upset photographers for sure but they were still able come away with pictures from the recovery.
Photo by Travis Bell. ©Travis Bell Photography