USS Consitution by Night

I made this image of the USS Constitution from a vantage point along the Harborwalk in Charleston. With the security and equipment on the side where you enter to visit the ship, it’s difficult to get a good photo. I have better luck on this side.

I’d prefer if they didn’t have that one light near the bow of the ship. There were two. I positioned myself so a piling was between me and it.

There seemed to be a lot of activity on the Constitution. I believe they had a scouting troop or similar group of young people camping out overnight on her. Can you imagine?

19 thoughts on “USS Consitution by Night

  1. Lookoom

    Good photo. Tall ships are never easy to photograph from the quay as there is not enough distance to take a full picture and the quay cuts off part of the hull. There is always the opposite quay, when it exists and can be accessed.

  2. Nancy

    Nice! I would love to know the stories those scouts are going to tell after their camp out!

    We plan on taking a ride on the Nettie G Howard on Lake Erie for a sunset cruise. It’s one of the last wooden schooners built in 1893.

    Happy Weekend!

  3. Kirt D Tisdale

    I know how hard it is to get a good shot with those brighter lights….I would say you were very successful!! Love it!! In San Diego we had the Star Of India as a permanent museum along the bay and they encouraged schools to set up programs with them for the kids to spend the night to get a feel for what life was like. Sounds similar to what you came across with the USS Constitution!!


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