This picture was taken in June of 2014 on a very windy and cold day at Ocean Beach just a few miles south of Santa Cruz. Seagulls were flying everywhere and the beach was full of bird footprints. Then I came across this single print and knew it would make a good photo shoot. I hand-held my camera and set it on 'Close-Up"... probably about 14 inches from the sand. The sun was low enough in the evening sky to leave some interesting shadows and of course the sand gave me wonderful textures.