I just returned from a photography trip to Death Valley National Park. I had envisioned layers of pristine dunes with golden light illuminating them. I did have some nice light and there were some beautiful clouds. But I also found a multitude of other people taking their enjoyment on the dunes. They left lots of footprints. I would have loved to take this shot without the footprints, but that was not what I was given. So I decided to use them as a leading line into the image. Sometimes we have to adjust our expectations to meet the reality of the situation. Maybe this wasn't the shot I hoped to get, but it was still a glorious afternoon on the dunes.