Father and daughter on the beach

This is a grabshot I made on the beach at Reddington Shores, near St.
Petersberg, Florida, during the Christmas holidays a few years ago.

I was walking along looking for interesting scenes when I spied the father and little girl south of me, off
in the distance. I watched them through the viewfinder and everything seemed perfect except that the man’s head merged with the dark background, Suddenly he bent over to talk to her, and the two of them were now surrounded by a lighter area which emphasized their interaction, and I took the shot.

motorized Nikon F2AS

zoom-Nikkor 80~200 2.8 ED AIS manual focus

exposure probably around 5.6 @ 1/125th