Autumn Leaves

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.