Fair enough Dug
I might have a look on google maps to work out buildings are in shot.
Like the horses Penfold
, the sepia effect goes well with them. Did you crop the image, or was it a case of that was where you could place yourself? Personally, I'd like to see the back wheel of the cart as well. The one below that showing the brewery sign might work well in sepia as well. I like the way the two horses are steering in unison in that one, with their heads canted over at the same angle. In the seagull pic the blue of those railings contrasts well with the gray of the concrete, can see some potential there.
After failing to get any decent pictures of them the previous weekend, I went out chasing the Red Kites around a local village. No sooner had I got out of the then one zoomed past, carrying a bundle of leaves. I couldn't tell you how many I saw in total as they kept appearing and disappearing.
Here are my two favorite shots, I spent half an hour chasing this one around a huge field, and it finally obliged me by swooping low over my head with the Sun in a decent position:
This one seems to be out divining for water:
... and here's a bonus robin (a shame the beak is a little lost in the background, I might have to tweak a twig or two):
Very pleased with these, the whole set is here on Flickr
is anyone is interested.
I managed to give myself eye strain though, through too much squinting - not in the eye that was looking through the eyepiece, but in the one I had closed. I had quite bad double-vision in that eye for a couple hours. It's true, staring at birds can make you go blind. I probably just need to relax that eye more, but I think I'll mention it to my optician in case it's the sign of a problem.