Footprints in the Sand

Stuff You Need

You might notice there are always little changes being made to the “Stuff You Need” page here on the site. And yes, I really do use a Really Right Stuff tripod that I bought over a year ago… it’s a great one!

Daily Photo – Footprints in the Sand

My RRS Tripod: “You promised you would walk beside me forever, and I would always see our footprints together in the sand.”

Me: “During your times of trial and suffering, when you only see one set of footprints, that is when I carried you, my son. That is when I carried you.”

Footprints in the Sand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 22:59:33
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length15mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • Casper van Zyl

    Wish they were mine,then I could say i was there.Nice

  • Nate Parker

    Hey Trey- I just listened to the “This Week in Photography” episode where they interviewed you about your move etc and I just gotta say that I really enjoy how you communicate your thoughts, you have a keen intelligence and your thoughts are always eloquent succinct and heartfelt- or something like that. What I mean to say is you don’t dumb it down for the masses, which is cool. Have a good one and say hi to Todd Sisson for me when you see him.

  • One night I had a dream–

    I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord

    and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.

    For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,

    one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.

    When the last scene of my life flashed before me,

    I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

    I noticed that many times along the path of my life,

    there was only one set of footprints.

    I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest

    and saddest times in my life.

    This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.

    “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,

    you would walk with me all the way,

    but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life

    there is only one set of footprints.

    “I don’t understand why in times when I needed you most,

    you should leave me.”

    The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child,

    I love you and I would never, never leave you

    during your times of trial and suffering.

    “When you saw only one set of footprints,

    it was then that I carried you.”

  • solitude!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Nice story

  • susan ratcliff

    Beautiful scene – and the sentiments as well.

  • Too funny. 🙂

  • I agree with Susan!! Simply beautiful photo, Trey. It is now on on my desktop!! Thanks for sharing, have a great Friday!!

  • I know this is completely and totally unrelated, but living in Denver minutes away from the Aurora massacre has had me uptight for the last few hours…. had to come here and check out your photos to help calm me down. Awesome photo!

  • winter winters

    for those of us who have a loving and healthy mind that can find joy in a solitary track of footsteps heading into the ‘beyond’, breathe deeply and then exhale — we have a tomorrow and a chance to find the light and feel the love. thank you Universe.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Bob Prangnell

    Amazing. I’ve never seen clouds that color.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks Nate! 🙂

  • I hate it when my try-pod whines, “Take me … take me!!”
    I am always glad when I do.

  • Wow, beautiful photo. The color in the sky and in the water is wonderful. Such a beautiful island, would love to get back there someday. Not sure if this is where it is but the photo reminds me of Savannah Bay.

  • Andrea Boyle

    Love your dialog, Trey, and the photo! I don’t have kids, but have 2 tripods and a monopod… I’m sure that counts for something!
    As for the Aurora tragedy mentioned by Tyler below, I used to live a few miles from there in the 1970s. I still can’t get my mind wrapped around what just happened. Our world is breaking apart as fast as surf sweeps away footprints on a beach…

  • Love this. All photographs fantastic.

  • I thought that when you only see one set of footprints it’s because sandpeople always ride single file to hide their numbers…

  • pmw

    sweet dreams trey ratcliff and friends <3

  • pmw

    i love coming back to this ….God bless you Trey Ratcliff and family…i’ve been in a lull with my photography…makes me sad…but i’ll get back in to it i hope, photographers block 🙁

    take care <3 god bless ure fotos…i was thinking of the poem…and remembered this all over again …:) love these memories <3

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