What a difference a few seconds and a change of light can make

I was walking around in some nearby woodland. The weather was not good: very gloomy and overcast with rain showers from time to time. I spotted a group of trees that looked interesting and walked over to take a look. Mildly interesting, but very flat light. I took a picture of it (the one above) anyway, turned around and started to walk away. Then….the light suddenly and briefly changed. A gap opened up in the clouds and some light started to stream in. Of course I turned around, went back and took an other picture (the one immediately below). A few seconds later the gap in the clouds closed and the nicer light had disappeared.

I generally shoot in RAW and the two images above are unprocessed apart from a minimal crop to make the point of view more or less the same. The image below is the final version after I edited it.

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II

A goose on a rock

This one was on a small rock in Roaring Brook Lake, Putnam Valley, NY. Nearby there was another, larger rock with three geese on it, but I couldn’t get them to cooperate in giving me the composition I wanted (i.e. one where they were all looking at the camera at the same time) so I settled for this one.

Taken with a Sony A6000 and 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OSS

Anthony Morganti

During the pandemic I became something of a YouTube aficionado, subscribing to a number of photography related channels. I bumped into Anthony Morganti some time ago, but haven’t thought to post about it here until now.

He describes himself as follows:

I’m a professional photographer and photography educator from Buffalo, New York. In the 1980s, I established a thriving Wedding, Portrait, and Stock Photography business called, Creative Edge Photography in the Buffalo, New York area. I now spend my time teaching photography through workshops and YouTube Videos found on this website and my YouTube channel which currently has over 300,000 subscribers and is adding over 100 subscribers per day. I also mentor students one on one My mentoring program has been full to capacity and closed to new students since September of 2014 and has a waiting list of over 100 people hoping to be mentored by me.

I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).

My studio is in the historic Ellicott Square Building in downtown Buffalo

On YouTube he provides numerous, excellent and free tutorials on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and less frequently on other photography related software.

You can find his website here and his YouTube channel here.