I liked the look of these back lit leaves, some of the few remaining green leaves at this tail end of Summer. I decided to emphasise the sunny nature of the subject by positioning it against a darker background. In this case I chose the North wall of the village Saxon church.
You need to be careful with exposure in counterpoint compositions like this, the camera needs to be told to underexpose quite a lot in order to make the background dark enough. (There are several posts here that deal with exposure compensation).
Very soon all these leaves will have fallen and we must face dull and dismal winter. I assume our government doesn't have the courage to do away with the annual changing of the clocks, so we must all descend into darkness down south at 4pm.