Maple Lace

Black & white image of Japanese Maple, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
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If forced to pick, I suppose I would choose Japanese maples as my favorite tree. They come in so many varieties. Their elegance is unmatched. And they change so brilliantly with the seasons.

A black-and-white representation, then, is a counter-intuitive choice. The original photo is a symphony of new greens, and quite lovely in its own right. But I want to emphasize the delicate texture of the leaves and the contrasting bark and showcase the filtering light.


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