Julia Baker was biking along one fall day last year when she saw a red leaf stuck in the fence of the tennis courts at Bethany Christian High School. “I screeched to a halt,” said Baker, “knowing that I had to take a picture.”
There were other groups of leaves strewn about nearby, but the fact that this single, brilliant red leaf stood in isolation intrigued Baker. That it was stuck in the metal wiring of this fence also seemed significant.
Reflecting on her photograph, Baker says, “I love the juxtaposition and contrast of the natural, beautiful, and intricate crimson leaf against the metal chain link fence and the solid green tennis court.”