I mentioned that I went out last week with a couple of friends from the camera club. It really was a terrible day for photography (grey, lots of cloud cover, and rainy) but I did manage to get a few reasonable shots;https://picasaweb.google.com/1122367445 ... directlink
The HDR experiment didn't go too well but this was one of the better attempts;
This ruined church is tucked away a couple of miles down a wooded single track country lane, in the middle of nowhere. It also lies somewhat below road level so it is obscured by the tree tops as you pass. If you didn't know it was there it would be extremely easy to miss it altogether (my friend did know all about it and still almost drove past). This place is an absolute gem with all four walls standing with patches of moss growing here and there. it is also totally surrounded by woodland and becoming overgrown. Unfortunately, the rain stopped me taking any decent shots of it (I included what I did manage to take in the album to give you some idea of what I had found) but I'm absolutely itching to get back to it in better weather.
I did learn quite a bit from the results (such as I need to reduce the amount of exposure bracketing and take more images with smaller increments), so the effort wasn't entirely wasted.