While the grand landscape is often the prize for photographers during the fall, small, intimate scenes are particularly gratifying to me. While not part of the forest canopy anymore, fallen leaves are a favorite subject. Most images consist of colorful leafs intertwined, but I preferred how the fading colors popped from the surrounding darker decomposing leaves. Not obvious, the art of seeing and composing becomes paramount for a successful shot. A sub freezing night left this pile of leaves near my door, ringed with ice. Determining the most effective orientation was the first challenge, then taking multiple images using my 120mm focal length to ensure sharpness throughout was the final obstacle.