I’ve visited the sun circle at Preston Beach countless times and have tried to find interesting compositions to showcase its design.  After shooting the brilliant sunset at Preston on July 23rd, I headed back to the car but stopped short as I walked up the path and came up to the sun circle.  I noted the still peaking sunset colors perfectly positioned for a different vantage point than prior attempts and set up for the shot.

I decided on a vertical orientation in order to fit the full height of the sun circle columns while including as much of the pink-purple sky as possible.  As luck would have it, I was able to include the beautifully restored home on Atlantic Avenue and, in this frame, caught the flag flying in the wind.