I am often asked where I get the inspiration for my photographs. I feel like saying, “here, there, everywhere,” but that’s not very helpful, is it? It’s actually true, though. I think any artist has to develop the art of “seeing.” I mean SEEING, looking at everything and anything around you, looking for unique and/or interesting subjects. For instance, the other day I couldn’t believe my eyes when I happened upon a tree that had the most artfully colored leaves. Each leaf was a little different from the next, but each pattern of decomposing orange/red to green was very striking. I made a mental note to go back when I wasn’t walking the dog and returned the very hour. It doesn’t pay to wait days to return to a good nature subject, since time moves quite swiftly at times and the colors/patterns you notices may quickly change to something not so very compelling. So, leaf in hand I returned to the house, placed the leaf on a white background, took it outside in open side and shot off a block of images. I was more than happy with the results, more thanks to nature than to me! Let me know if you agree.