Sunday afternoon while my wife was busy elsewhere I went to Cowleaze Wood, situated on the edge of the Chilterns overlooking the plain of Oxfordshire. Light levels were so low that I found it hard to see my way well through the woods, but still came away with some interesting images.
Just before I left the sun came out from behind the clouds and briefly shone into the woods, dipping under the clouds above the horizon shortly afterward.
I'm working through the processing, and evaluating DXO Optics Pro 8 (available as a free giveaway: if anyone wants to try it leave a comment for the link) as an alternative to Lightroom. It seems to offer better lens compensation and sharpening than LR, and colour handling is much more subtle. I also have DXO Labs filmpack, which provides a sometimes helpful take on colours, and occasionally actually changes an image to look like it was shot using film.
I like the subtlety of the images, but still prefer lightroom at this point. I also find that without using on one's Perfect Effects to polish a picture then I feel like the processing is only half-completed.
The one downside is that it puts a big demand on the computer, to the point that even when idle my machine is running near 50% use, and the fans come on to keep it cool
Here's a couple of early examples from that walk.