# figure not centering properly

I have a figure with a caption and it doesn't seem to center properly. It seems to left justify the figure:

\begin{figure}
{\centering\includegraphics[width=.9\textwidth]{figures/afigure}}

\protect\caption{Some Title\label{fig:some_label}}

\vspace{.3cm}

\footnotesize

A really nice description of the plot that you see above. It talks about all the interesting aspects of this plot.

\normalsize

\end{figure}
• it doesn't do any harm but \protect looks very odd there (it never does anything useful if it is not in the argument of some other command that needs it (a "moving argument") – David Carlisle Aug 15 '16 at 7:47