Autumn tree: I like the angle of this shot because it enhances the trees large size. Additionally I like the shallow depth of field, focussing the lower leaf yet enhancing its colour with the out of focus background. Shallow depth of field
This still life photo has a really interesting subject. I would definitely never think to photograph a rotting apple as the main subject in a still life, but the dark and moody lighting surrounding it completes the image without including too much.
The still life photographers' guide to lighting: 4 techniques, 4 different effects