This photograph was taken in Vermont back in the old days when Fuji Velvia film was still king. Actually, those old days weren't really all that long ago, were they? My, how technology flies. I used a wide aperture to emphasize the solitary multi-colored maple leaf while giving a pleasing soft focus to the background. The forest foliage behind the river was backlit by the sun and projected a luxuriant lime-green color onto the surface of the water. Of course, Velvia always helped pump up the greens. But my recollection is that the greens were, in fact, quite intense at the time, which is what inspired me to take the shot.