It had been a few years since I had last captured an image of the fall foliage along Ware lane. Despite this spot being 3 blocks from my house and my looking at it on nearly every walk with the dog, years passed without a composition calling to me like ‘Liquid Gold’ had in the past with a perfect pool of rainwater reflecting the colors of fall. On November 10th, that changed with perfect conditions including just enough wind for me to set up and capture a leaf falling in the shaft of sunlight creating a dynamic composition.

For the perfect colors and timing for capturing a leaf falling in the sunlight and for the chance to keep the play on words going a bit longer, ‘Ware the Leaves Fall’ is my 9th favorite image of 2021.