This photograph was taken on December 8, 2021 at 12:24 PM.
The location was in the Georgetown District of Washington DC.
The "Take It!" came as I stepped out of my car in front of one of my usual stops. I happened to use a brick walkway as the access which was lined with Maple trees which were just shedding their
leaves for the winter. I had been watching the leaves on these trees for some time as they were some of the last to drop. What made these leaves different was their uniform sort of yellow/gold
color and that they had not turned to a brown before dropping. This color combined with the way the leaves did not curl and had maintained their on the tree sort of flat surface made them a
stand out on the dark red bricks.
The shape of the leaves struck me as being rather star like and resembling a group of miniature stars that had fallen.
I showed this photo along with several others to one of my informal review panel members who said he liked this particular shot as it almost looked like a small constellation. Thus this selection
One more example of how the stars can sometimes be, beneath our feet.
All my very best,