“One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

This was a shot I had in mind before even arriving in the resort. Footprints in the tropical sands, with the famous poem written in. I was quite pleased with the results.

Image taken with a Panasonic Lumix G1 on a 14-45mm lens. Processing carried out in CS5, Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro and Snapseed.

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Other images from this series:

In Love with the Maldives

The Edge of Paradise

“It begins with a single flake of snow…” – Auguste Garamonde

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” – Ansel Adams

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  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 1 year ago

    I have always LOVED this poem, and the photo works perfectly with it. Beautiful work, Ryan!

  • Thank you Tracy. I am very fond of this one.

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Fantastic work Ryan!

  • Cheers mate, glad you like it

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 1 year ago

    wonderful work Ryan!

  • Thank you

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

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