The snow of last February is almost forgotten although for me down here in West Sussex there was never much of it – barely an inch at a time. I would have liked a little more.

It melted rapidly, all gone in a short morning, but there was just time to do the obvious – create footprints. It’s one of those things we do, clichéd of course, but there’s almost a compulsion to do it. A throwback to childhood perhaps.

The snow was too wet and thin to create footprints from a ridged shoe like a trainer or walking boot so bare outlines in all their starkness had to suffice.  Just a bit of fun, photography can be light-hearted as well as serious.


About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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14 Responses to Footprints

  1. paula graham says:

    Ha, ha, you made the best of the little you got!


  2. shoreacres says:

    Best of all, your fun reminded me of one of my favorite bluegrass songs, written by Bill Monroe. I love the old fashioned version, but it might be a little too old-timey for you, so here’s an updated version of the classic “Footprints In The Snow.”


  3. Meanderer says:

    I like the one going in the opposite direction on the gravel. Very nice, Andy.


  4. This is a really cool photo. The footprints going “up” are all so clean and at the same distance and angle from each other. There is a very tactile sense to the photograph. And of course what really makes it is the one footprint going in the opposite direction.


  5. bluebrightly says:

    Nice one, Andy, so crisp and full of life.


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