Artist Greg Rawls peers through an opening in his kiln-formed glass installation "Quilt for Humanity" on Friday at ARTworks in Beaufort. His 36-panel piece will be on display there from Aug. 24 to Sept. 10. Jay Karr
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team conducts its annual Waterborne Operations Training in the Colleton River on Wednesday. The day-long training included this exercise in which team members leapt into the water from a hovering State Law Enforcement Division helicopter near the Sawmill Creek Road boat landing. In addition, team members learned about advanced swimming, boat boarding and casting, and practiced beach insertion. The training concluded with a final night operation that incorporated all of the practiced techniques. Jay Karr
Leaves and Spanish moss blow in the rotor wash of a State Law Enforcement Division helicopter coming in for a landing at the Sawmill Creek Road boat landing on Wednesday as the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team conducts its annual Waterborne Operations Training in the Colleton River. The day-long training included an exercise in which team members leapt into the water from the hovering helicopter. Jay Karr
Two Joint Strike Fighters make a low pass over Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort during an invitation-only event Tuesday. "It's an exciting day to be here,' said Maj. Gen. Robert Hedlund, who commands the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, which includes the air station. The F-35B Lightning II fighters did not demonstrate vertical landings or take offs at the event. Several local officials attended, including U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford. Jay Karr
The F-35B on display in a hangar. Jay Karr
With an F-35B Lightning II on display behind him, Maj. Gen. Robert Hedelund, commanding general of 2nd Marine Air Wing, speaks about the plane as MCAS Beaufort shows off the new fighter jet for the first time on Tuesday. Jay Karr
U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford was on hand on Tuesday for a ceremony to show off the first F-35B Lightning II aircraft to arrive at Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort. Jay Karr
Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen, top left, looks on as Chelsea Welty examines a dummy representing a dead body. Welty and her fellow students are investigating a mock crime scene as part of a class on biomedical science at Beaufort High School on Wednesday. Allen was on hand to help the students process evidence at the scene. Staff photo
Bluffton's Dyane Lee demonstrates Aug. 22, 2013, how she had to brace herself in order to keep from falling off her dock when the wake from a speeding boat hit. To prevent such incidents in the future, Lee would like to see her area of the May River made into a no-wake zone. The zone would run between the Bluffton Oyster Co. on Wharf Street and public dock on Calhoun Street. Staff photo
File: Dyane Lee runs her boat Aug. 22, 2015, in the area of the May River in Old Town Bluffton that she would like to see made into a no-wake zone. Staff photo
Brien Kurtz is photographed outside his Hilton Head Island home. Staff photo
Staff photographers often shoot dozens of images until getting the one that best tells the story. Outtakes features a photograph that wasn't selected to go with the original assignment, but captured an interesting moment.
PHOTOGRAPHER JAY KARR ON THE ASSIGNMENT:
The original assignment: I was photographing the Coastal Discovery Museum's Family Fun Day on Aug. 9.
The Outtake: I was amused when Donovan Mangan, 6, decided to try looking the wrong way down a telescope as he and his father, Marty, explored the dock on Jarvis Creek behind the museum. Jay Karr