Above and below, leaves in a small tributary that had become stagnant (probably choked by more leaves at a narrow point).
I've always liked the filigree of dark branches amid bright, colorful leaves.
Quite a few falling leaves were caught by spiky bare branches. This one was so perfectly positioned that I couldn't resist a shot.
Bright reds are not in abundance (at least not yet), but it's fun to catch them where they find the light between the green, yellow, and orange leaves.
Finally I got to my goal, and after a little experimentation, composed this image. I shot between the periodic vibrations caused by joggers.
The light was fading, without promise for sunset colors, so I packed up and made the return walk a lot quicker than the amble outward.