A Photo for Friday

“Under the Pier”

Under the Pier

“Under the Pier”

July 1, 2023

Gulf Shores, AL

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Heh, reminds me of the night a lady friend and I got drunk on a pier in GS one night and sang, “There’s a hole in my bucket” again and again and again… Maybe it was this one.

  2. de stijl says:

    That is just fucking stunning.

    I felt, imagined myself there witnessing that sight, feeling what it would feel like.

    Photos are great because they give you the curated version of what it looked like there and then. Stephen and I are extremely simpatico on what makes a good photo in framing, composition, feel, tone. The contemplative observer.

    A good photo puts you in a place and a time. It’s a poem fragment. It makes you feel intensely.

  3. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    Stunning and evocative. Wowsers!

  4. Dawn says:

    Wow – absolutely gorgeous.