Late afternoon self portrait at White Sands National Monument. I wanted to take this picture with as large of depth of field as I could get, within reason. The light was getting low so I had to slow the lens down to around 1/8th of a second. I could never have used someone other then a photographer, in this case myself, for this shot. I needed someone who understood portrait broad or short face light, composition and why they need to stay real still during the shoot given the 1/8th second exposure. The light would have been gone by the time I finished explaining. I had one shot at it before I messed up the sand in the foreground. I now wish I walked in more from the lower left corner. The footprints would have added even greater depth. I had to make footprints anyways. In photography you need to make lemons, unwanted elements like footprints, in to lemon aid. I also would have opened it up just a tad more, say f/16 from the f/22 I had it on. I would have benefited from greater detail in the foreground. The picture was an after thought in that I was waiting to shoot other subjects. I can't tell you how many times that happens.