18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Imprints of a journey on the beach

Deep footprints embedded in soft beach sand. While walking on the beach I noticed these set of deep footprints and wanted to use the ocean waves as a frame for the line of footprints on the beach, creating a relationship between the natural world that surrounds us and the imprints/stories we as humans leave on it as a result. I also wanted to use the perspective of being eye level with the ground to put the viewer in the shoes of the line of footprints, creating the sense of a journey and exploration.

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Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: New Jersey, United States of America
Copyright: © Elsa Hammerdahl