We all long for a little gentleness in our lives. Perhaps if we choose it, to extend it no matter the chaos we may be experiencing, we might even see it around us and see it grow. Choosing gentleness can change the outcome of a conversation, soothe a person's spirit, and invite another to choose gentleness. The ripple effect is not only possible but probable.
For this image I used my macro lens to create a soft and soothing composition. A shallow depth of field softened much of the picture.
The eye moves effortlessly from colour to colour, stopping for a moment on the violet and then gently continuing on to the green and yellow. We're invited to linger here and almost float through the image, without being hurried from one leaf to the next.