This is the November period when the colorful fall leaves are mostly a memory (but keep looking–they are still hidden in a few pockets) and the promise of snow’s transformation is upon us. The world around is often dark and monochrome, yet there is still beauty to be seen in the forms of the denuded trees.
These images created using the Slow Shutter app for iPhone.
It is also the time of year to light up the darkness, as is the common custom of many. So I worked over a late green flower bud (now doomed to become frozen solid before opening, according to the weather forecast) using the algebra of Photoshop to transform it into an image of brightness.