After the Storm an Update...

by Russell Smith September. 17, 2018 287 views

We decided to head down to Florida to see my mom before the storm hit our area. The uncertainty of the tract it was taking was too much to ensure our safety. So we packed up some important stuff like clothes papers and of course the 2 cats and headed to I-95 south . It was a ghost town almost no traffic which was spooky. The cats told us all about what they thought of the carriers for the first 2 hours after that I think they accepted the carrier was their spot . I did not get out and do much if any real photography not because of the weather there (it was beautiful) but my body said slow down to an almost stop.
I did get a few shots of the Local Lizzards lol.

The iso was a bit higher than I would have liked but it was early in the am and these guys were weary of me .

Sunday we headed back to South Carolina and hopped it would be a quick and easy trip but we were planning on at least an extra 2 hours providing the side roads were clear . Traffic was moderate (mostly because we started earlier in the am) and when we exited the interstate the roads were clear . When we got to the area we live we were pleasantly surprised to find little to no visible damage only a few signs blown down and a bit of minor flooding . It did take the cats about 8 hours to decided that they would associate with us something else that I honestly expected to take much longer also .
Today Monday things here in the Charleston, SC area things are returning to normal schools are starting to open stores are starting to restock and the daily grind is resuming .

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 year ago

#1 great shots

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Russell Smith Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year ago

:) Thank you .

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Happy to hear all went well - and you managed to take a really nice picture too!

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Russell Smith Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year ago

I appreciate it . I dont know if it is odd or not but one of the first things packed in the event we did evacuate was my camera equipment that I use on a regular basis hehe.

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Ram Ya 1 year ago

Glad everything is ok, Russell grinning 
Beautiful photo of this Lizard with matching colors!

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Russell Smith Replied to Ram Ya 1 year ago

smile The lizards in Fla are glad to put on a show.

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Antonio Gil 1 year ago

Good to know everything is in its right place. I've seen some nasty images in TV about Florence. Love #1.

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Russell Smith Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year ago

:) thank you . Those north of us in North Carolina have it bad unfortunately .

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Camellia 1 year ago

Yay! Glad to hear all's well in your neck of the woods and that you and your family survived the worst. I love taking pics of the "Floridian Lizards" there is something about them especially when they puff up their throats. Thanks for keeping us updated :)

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia 1 year ago

They were frustrating because if I was outside sitting watching them they were fine but when I brought out the big eye (lens) they were skittish .

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