I was looking for simple compositions not far from home. Instead of using my neighborhood park, I noticed this single leaf sitting on top of the cast-iron plant leaves. The lighting and color contrast caught my eye. Even after having fallen from a tree, this leaf was still making a statement about daring to be different. I lowered the camera and went for a shallow DOF with my macro lens in order to accentuate the area where the Sun was shining on the leaf.
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In LR, I toned down the highlights a bit in order to bring out the details on the leaf. Other minor adjustments and masks were applied. The camera was handheld.