A Cottonwood leaf full of greens


This image began from a rather ugly Cottonwood leaf. It’s long stem gives it an unbalanced, gangly look to begin with. The original color was a pale, sickly off-yellow. On top of that, the leaf has a tear or slice missing. In fact, I dismissed the original photo for quite a while. More than a month after I took the photo, I started working with it. After a while the various greens starting popping out. I found myself strongly attracted to the variety of green shades it produced.

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