watch your step

Another 'lesson' I have learned the hard way - watch your step.  More than once, I have walked onto sand or snow only to realize the shot I wanted now has my footprints in it.  You might have laughed to see me stepping around this, being oh so careful not to ruin the patterns in the sand.  Or maybe it would have been how I was balancing between two rocks, then twisting and turning to get a composition I liked.  Or how, just when I was stable and had everything lined up, a wave would come along and change everything. You might have laughed - I did - but I think you would understand.