I often need a image for design that is less representational than a photos, and autumn is often one of the subjects in need. Much as I’d love to do a painting I’d rarely be paid for the amount of work that goes into one. I’ve been photographing the leaves in our conjoined back yards and they are lovely but what I’m photographing is much the same as what I photographed last year. So for the sake of experimentation I thought I’d play around with a few images, and this one turned out very much like something I’d use. Photshop filters don’t always work out the way I want, but with a little preparation in color saturation and contrast, the cutout filter worked beautifully.