When I took acrylic painting, the instructor used to talk about being "painterly' instead of exact. Putting a flare into the work created the artistry and signature style. To me, this photo is painterly. Autumn is upon this pond and it is showing the changes just before its leaves have all dropped and the water freezes.
I started taking images by accident. I was frustrated from three years as an independent television producers after 12 successful years as a broadcast executive. One day I noticed a tree that had an 'ear.' I talked to it and confided that I was lost. Later I went in the house and took a picture of it. It had been there all along and it made me wonder what else I was missing.