Influence of the Earth
Oct. 13, 2011.
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods
In homage to the influence of nature on Art and Literature I've layered an old manuscript texture on the leaves. I used 'Overlay' as my blending mode and added a layer mask to paint out some of the texture on the principle leaf. Back in Lightroom I adjusted tonality, contrast and clarity. I think the texture adds to the overall 'story' of the photo, although in this case it may be a bit too literal.