Footprints in the Mud

This footprint isn't special. It is simply the product of some unfortunate soul who left behind this mark in a patch of ground waterlogged with snowmelt, possibly drowning their foot in freezing water while doing it. But in a way, I'm glad they did take that misstep, because the scene it created was uniquely dramatic, despite its uninteresting origin, with just the right lighting and a camera, even the boring aftermath of somebody's mild inconvenience could be turned into something beautiful. But I guess this goes to show that a photo doesn't necessarily have to have a dramatic backstory in order to be interesting or thought-provoking and that sometimes another person's mishap, is a photographer's treasure.

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