Photographing Wide Open at f/1.7

I often photograph with my lenses wide open in order to blur out the background.  In this case I was also seeing what I could do with red leaves.  I’m already tired of the colored leaves and I wanted to see how they worked in B&W.  I made these images with the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens, a favorite of mine, while I was still waiting for the arrival of the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens.