At any given moment, light is messing with you.
Right at this second, what looks normal is a cover for trillions of light particles playing a little dance that human beings cannot see in their conscious realm. Subconsciously, however, we are all affected by the quality of light. As it happens, so is the camera.
I knew I had something in the light. Late afternoon with the falling sun beaming through autumn leaves in their full color had to be excellent shooting. But the initial review of my photographic captures were unpromising, this capture in particular. As I worked with, it became alive. Way down in its pixels the dance of light revealed itself. Cropping the shot to a 1x2 scale gave it a wider panorama. The sun is over my left shoulder, so instead of backlight I have a variation between direct sunlight and shadow. Specks of the blue northern sky show through. This work is in and of itself illustrates the purpose of the computer as an artist's tool - no brush sees what the camera sees, and no lens sees into the subconscious.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.