It was my last evening in Florida and I headed out for a last sunset. I was trying a different location for the Pensacola Beach skyline that I scouted out earlier in the day, but I wasn’t sure if it would work well. It wasn’t too bad, though I wasn’t thrilled with the results. Maybe I’ll feel differently after I process time images later.

While I was shooting, I noticed a dock out in the water behind a shopping area and thought the dock might make for a nice night shot. So after the sun set, I drove over and made my way to the dock. What I didn’t expect was the scene looking back towards the hotel area. The lights and reflections on the water were well worth the extra time. I missed dinner staying out a little longer, but pizza reheats pretty well.


The lights and reflections of the Pensacola skyline on the water shine brightly in the dark of night. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.