Taken during the 2014 Children’s Gasparilla Parade this Piratress hands out beads to the kids lining Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida. Primed with my gear I decided that to get good shots of Gasparilla my best bet would be to photograph the Children’s Parade. Crowds would be smaller and less rowdy. Lady luck found me and presented me with a prime spot at the front of a barricade, the only downside, the parade route was 100 feet away. I did come prepared with all of my equipment and was able to use my zoom lens to capture this shot and most of my other shots from that day.