The framing of this photograph was the challenge. I loved the colours in the leaves and the shape of the tree that bears them but I wanted to find a way to balance the brown and the brilliance.
I wanted to show the tree actually embracing its leaves because that's how it looked to me as I approached: like the branches were actually gathering the leaves in. I'm pleased with the result. I think it's a nicely balanced picture with an interesting texture to it. And, of course, the colours are spectacular.