Sam Wolfe
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  1. I Can’t Breathe

    31 May 2020
    Perhaps I’m naive. I really didn’t expect the George Floyd protest here in Columbia to blow up like it did. I knew there was a chance, as witnessed all around the country, but I didn’t foresee Saturday going a bit off the rails.  The crowd which marched down Main Street…

  2. Another Fun(gi) Night in the Woods

    29 May 2020
    While hunting for fireflies last night, I ended up spotting a small patch of bioluminescent fungus on a rotting log. Most of the area was underwater earlier in the week so it’s not surprising to see various fungi and mushrooms popping up along the trail, but usually they don’t glow…

  3. Long Exposures and Longer Nights

    28 May 2020
    Firefly numbers this year just haven’t been as good as in previous years. That being said, in previous years I was able to access a better area that wasn’t getting flooded almost nightly, too. Still can’t argue with spending a quiet evening in the woods listening to frogs and owls. …

  4. Flooded Fireflies

    26 May 2020
    Have spent several of the past nights trying to photograph synchronous fireflies near the Congaree River, however the rain is putting a damper (pun completely intended) on things. The location which had shown good number of the bugs is currently flooding, which is restricting access. Hopefully they stick around for…

  5. Another Victim of COVID

    22 May 2020
    While thousands gather along the newly opened beaches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida for Memorial Day weekend, National Cemeteries have cancelled their ceremonies honoring those who have died. It was strange to see the headstones of the dead without the small flags that typically adorn them for…

  6. Nature’s Nightlights

    21 May 2020
    Since moving to South Carolina, I’ve found that one of my favorite thing to photograph (and most challenging) is the brief annual appearance of synchronized fireflies. In previous years I’ve been able to photograph them in Congaree National Park. COVID-19 put a damper on that this year, as the park…

  7. It never fails…

    19 May 2020
    I never leave the house without at least one wide and one long lens. You don’t know when you might see something worth photographing with either. Wait. Did I say I NEVER? Strike that. Maybe I did once. Today. And of course shortly after I left the house on my…

  8. NASCAR Returns… Sort of

    18 May 2020
    Headed to Darlington to cover what was going on outside of the track during the first NASCAR race since COVID-19 interrupted, well, everything. Though there were some diehard fans, I was kinda surprised by the number of people that didn’t come. I realize that there weren’t going to be too…

  9. Hitting The Streets

    20 May 2015
    In the wake of multiple murders in Fort Pierce, one which left a 2-year-old dead, members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office are spending more time in the rougher areas of town trying to curb violence. 

  10. Fort Pierce Prayer Walk

    16 May 2015
    Another shooting prompted another prayer walk and candlelight vigil in Fort Pierce. Here’s some images from the walk held Friday, May 15. 

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