Photo Submission by Ron Jordan on Aug 01, 2012 - 20:08
About the Shot
An intriguing example of juxtaposed transportation methods showcasing differences as well as similarities. This is the Spanish tall ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano, as seen from an aircraft 500 feet above the Gulf of Mexico . The image was taken as the ship was departing Pensacola following its celebratory stopover during the city's 450th anniversary celebration in 2009. The ship did not carry her sails while in Pensacola Bay, so the only way I could capture her actually sailing on the wind was from an aircraft after she departed. I find I especially like the shadows in this as they reflect off the underside of the aircraft's wing.