A Photo for Friday

“Sunset Flight”

Sunset Flight

“Sunset Flight”

July 3, 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. MarkedMan says:

    How did you get that without the sun washing everything out?

  2. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    Heck of a shot, Dr. T! Stunning and gorgeous!!!

    I’m guessing sunset/sunrise-ish haze on the beach. Loves me that golden hour shooting.

  3. MarkedMan says:

    @Flat Earth Luddite: Ah! Makes sense

  4. OzarkHillbilly says:


  5. CSK says:


  6. @MarkedMan: Mostly a fast shutter speed. 1/4000 of a second in this case. And as @Flat Earth Luddite notes, golden hour.

    My camera has an electronic viewfinder, which makes it a lot easier (and safer!) to take shots at the sun and get the exposure right.

    And thanks, all, for the compliments.