Shooting straight upward towards the canopy is something I always try in forests, indeed it's a classic view of the aspens (See photographer Jim Goldstein's version). Yet I'm often disappointed by the results. The canopy is a busy mishmash of trees and branches, near and far, high and low, organized and disordered, captivating and distracting, and its difficult to find a nice photograph. Hiking with friends in the Timberlands State Park in Central Connecticut, I saw a very interesting scene looking up. The colors were vivid and a bit dim due to the strong cloud-cover, and the scene was almost completely tessellated with distinct leaves. This is the photo essentially as I took it with only minor adjustments to blacks and vibrance.