Standing on a bridge watching the leaves floating by.
In these photos I explore the "still life" form, however, as the river
is constantly moving, and the leaves had fallen from the trees, perhaps
"moving death" would be a better description. There are many different
ways that a river can be used as a backdrop for the simple subject of
the fallen leaf. The river can be a blank canvas when calm, or a
turbulent backdrop that interacts with the subject. And the river
provides a surface that is both transparent to what is below, and
reflects what is above. Its reflective qualities yield a surprising
variety of textures and colours, whether reflecting the autumnal
colours of the trees near the river, the colours of the sky, or the
light of the camera flash.