Contest Theme: Autumn
Prize: Three free 8x10 prints
From the Artist: "I took it last year, in October, in a small Russian town near the Volga river. I spent about a year of the pandemic there, and these little walks in the nature with my camera brought me so much joy during that worrying time."
What We Liked: This photo takes advantage of the Rule of Thirds nicely. The way the tree is framed your eye is drawn across the entire image. The colors and textures within this photo are also very beautiful and seem to have a painterly quality to them.