There are times you take a very good photograph but  do not know it until see the finished results. This photograph is one of those events. Our daughter from Chicago was visiting and as we do with all visitors we headed out to Pensacola Beach later in the afternoon.

As we sat up our chairs we watched two motorized parasailers flew be out over the gulf and disappeared down the beach.

Florida is known for its beautiful sunsets and this evening was going to be one of them as we sat enjoying the cooling gulf breezes on a hot day.

The setting sun went behind the clouds as  one parasailer came back towards us, waved as he passed by overhead and headed into the sunset. Just then the sun suddenly came  through the clouds and I took several different photos as the sun illuminated the sail and cast  a glow around it.

I had the camera set to capture the sunset and the parasailer was a dramatic addition to the scene.  Many times when you shoot directly into the sun with a digital camera you will get glare or reflections in the lens, but not this time!

I am showing the scene in both color and black and white but I like the color photo the best.

 









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