In the late afternoon, the sunlight hits these eucalyptus leaves and makes them look like a string of beautiful nature’s electric lights. But they are so ephemeral that the slightest wind sets them to shaking, rather like aspen leaves.
So, in an effort to outfox them, I used my multishot feature on the camera. The plain picture was very nice, sweet even, but not as sparkly as my mind was conjuring up for it. There must be colors hidden deep within the cells of the leaves because these colors came out when I fiddled with the picture in Photoshop. I didn’t change any of the colors – I don’t know how to do that – I just used the other tools to enhance the pixels that are already there.
It looks like the leaves were colored in by a kindergarten student with worn-down crayons, but I like it!