We’ve reached the stage of Autumn when the leaves on the ground greatly exceed those left on the trees. They drop one by one randomly, they are blown by the wind, they drift onto the territory of neighbouring trees and they form patterns: shapes and colours.
Have you ever thought how many leaves there are on a single tree? And then thought how many possible combinations of arrangements those leaves could create? Don’t! It’s likely to make your brain hurt. The answer is an astronomical number.
Slightly disappointed by the quality of light and by the leaves on the trees the other day, I decided to concentrate on finding patterns on the ground. They are there – you just have to move slowly and be patient and the images will come to you. When I find a pleasing arrangement, I allow myself to remove those that sit on the periphery of the shot, but the central pattern that has caught my attention is left as nature created it. Simple random acts of artistic creation.