Going back to Janet's train, the framing gives a sense of arrival. The lines of the wall and track also lead back to the subject, which is pleasing to the eye.
I like the ruined abbey. If you are going to have mass, why not under the stars? (Or cloud, or rain, or hail - guess I've answered my own question there.)
Hope you enjoy the new camera Penfold.
I went out aurora hunting the other night, was reported as far south as Jersey
which is very unusual. No joy here, I missed the peak even if there was anything to see in Hertfordshire. Wasn't a complete waste of time though:
A view towards Cassiopeia, the Milky Way is just visible if you step back a bit. It's a single 30 second exposure - I flicked a torch at the nearest tree for a couple seconds to bring it out a little. It looks like a sunset, but it's actually light pollution from the nearby town.
I also had a go as stacking multiple exposures of the Plough for the first time. I managed to turn this light-polluted monstrosity (it's far worse full-size):
... into this ...
It's not a deep exposure, only about 2 minutes in total. Partial success, the bright stars are a bit bloated - Alcor & Mizar appear to have collided. Hopefully something I can build on.