I look at photography as a vehicle to provide a visual into how I felt while making my images.
When I had visited this exact grove of trees earlier in the season, the scene appeared noisy and chaotic! So I passed up on making images there - expecting it to be one of so many gorgeous scenes that are beautiful in passing, but difficult to translate into a photograph!!
As the autumn season progressed and trees started to shed leaves, I returned to this grove. That late evening, after the sun had gone behind the mountain ridges, I was a lone witness to a scene transformed. Now, I could feel a quiet sense of calm take over while still being surrounded by vibrant autumn foliage.