I found these boots not far into the hike, however, I did not make a photograph at first. I knew they were interesting but I was uninspired. I did not see an image in my mind so I continued hiking. I explored the surrounding sand dunes for several hours. On the return hike I was full of sand and quite tired, but I now was seeing a photograph in my mind where one boot was in detailed focus. I set my tripod very close to the first boot. I used a polarizer on my widest lens and I purposely shot it wide open, putting the row of boots out of focus.