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I took this photo on a long walk after rain during quarantine. I find the complexity of leaves, combined with their fragility, a really interesting subject for photography. This leaf—almost completely submerged in water, but with one tip still in the air—creates both visual contrast, and a possible connection to our current circumstances. The leaf could represent us. What with the pandemic, racial injustices exhibited throughout our society, and the climate crisis, it can feel we are drowning slowly in hopelessly dark waters. But the one tip of the leaf still above the waterline, able to breathe, represents the hope that we can get through it all.