Patrick Flynn Friday, December 09 2011 @ 12:07 AM EST I would have preferred a roomier composition here, with the FG palm a little less centered and the BG couple a little less marginal. Honestly this shot isn't even one of my top five favorites from this destination, and the quick jaunt to Mexico also wasn't a distant enough journey to qualify as my own personal "trip of the year" for 2011. But life throws out curveballs sometimes, and this trip will forever hold a poignant memory for me. Ten days after the wedding on the beach pictured here, my grand old friend's brand new bride suddenly passed away in the night. For him and for everyone who attended the wedding, it was an unimaginable tragedy. Life is fleeting, and it can often be unbalanced and dizzying. This photograph speaks of that for me.