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

Around the Neighborhood – Two from the Trump golf course

The Trump National Golf Club Westchester is located in Briarcliff Manor and is about a mile away from my house. Here are a couple of pictures I took while walking past one day.

Above: The thirteenth hole, which reportedly cost Trump $7 million, is surrounded by an artificial 101-foot (31 m) black granite waterfall, which pumps 5,000 US gallons (18,900 l) a minute. Below: a convoy of groundsmen.

Taken with a Fuji X-E1 and Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 R