Colors in Black and White

I edited this picture with Gimp, thinking that it would be easy. Changing the colors to black and white? Easy. Coloring in the leaves with different colors? Time consuming. However, I still pushed through it, because I thought it had a good message. Even though life can be bleak and dark at times, there will always be those things that shine out in color. It might be sappy, but I think it fits in with my picture.

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