By Shayne Benowitz
How great is this picture?! Seriously. As a longtime parasail mate at Fury, I’m glad it took the prize this month. The shot truly captures the excitement of soaring 300 feet above Key West’s crystal aquamarine waters. Don’t you love the expression on Marc’s friend Christian’s face and the body language? How much fun is he having?! I wish I was the one strapped in next to him enjoying the refreshing breeze and breathtaking views.
Marc is actually the first international contestant to win our monthly prize. From Germany, he spent three months in Florida at language school and during his time here he made his trek down to the southernmost point on an impromptu road trip. He and his friends didn’t make arrangements for accommodations, but the Visitor’s Center set them up with a hotel and the Ultimate Adventure with a free sunset sail, of course.
Marc may have had an unfair advantage as he is a pro photographer. He has a website with some amazing images that I definitely recommend you check out: www.marc-photographie.com. I also recommend his vivid tumblr blog (http://ft-lauderdale.tumblr.com) where he truly captures the colorful beauty of the great cities of the Sunshine State, including Key West (and the Fury!), of course.
Back at a new university in Germany, Marc says that his time in the Keys was awesome and he’d like to come back whenever it’s possible. It’s certainly a long journey from Europe to Florida, but we entertain many international guests year round at Fury. I personally love meeting people from all over the world. It’s great to share this unique part of the planet with travelers and there’s always so much to learn from them!
Shayne Benowitz is a Fury crew member and freelance writer. For more follow her on Twitter @ShayneBenowitz.