While I was photographing woodland birds a few days ago I paused to take notice of this of this empty hickory nut hull lying upon the forest floor. The warm earthy tones of the empty hull and the fallen leaves combined with the morning sunlight created beauty far beyond that of any one of its individual components.
I’m well aware that this composition violates the “rules” by having the main subject centered. After reviewing all of my shots of this subject I found myself always returning to this one. Of course what are photography rules made for except to be broken :)