Fall is such a beautiful season with all the colors of the leaves changing. There is also a beauty in the decay of fall. The leaves start to fall from the branches and fall apart. The details of them remind me of lace. This year I found myself just walking around and noticing all of the leaves that had fallen on the ground and the beauty that they had in the way that they fell. I noticed the grey and browns town on the tree limbs that had fallen or broken off the main trunk. The crinkled corn stalks that are ready for harvest.

Even though fall represents death or the decay of plants and trees, I am reminded that this allows new life in the spring. The beauty in this is what I wanted to photograph. These prints are Van Dyke prints. I chose this process because of the rich browns that it allows. Once all of the color is gone from the leaves all we are left with is brown. I printed them on a vellum paper so they would be translucent and added to give them a metallic copper look. The prints have the look of a precious metal because our land is a treasure and we need to protect it.