There was  hard freeze last night; as a result, every single leaf has fallen off the fuyu. I love the starkness of these bare trees against the blue blue sky, with these gigantic, silly-looking orange fruits still hanging on for dear life.

I wanted to capture that starkness with a minimum of color. Decided the lighter orange wasn’t quite right, so did another with a deeper orange (and a bluer gray for the branches). Then the white background just seemed too boring, so adding the deep blue.