I like Riding Home. It would have been easy to lose detail in the trees inside the 'tunnel', but you've got it just right. I think possibly I would would have liked the rider to be a few yards further on into the picture, but not so far as to be in the shadows. Not a criticism, more of a preferance.
Cornfield. or wheatfield, is a nice picture, nicely taken, but it doesn't really do much for me. Sorry .
Best of all I like Pack Horse Bridge. I sat for a long time looking at this, and really can't see any way it could have been improved. Lovely picture!
I agree. Nice shots, John. I'm into scenics and landscapes, so I looked at these a long time, too.
I like Riding Home. To me, the only thing that might have made it better was a bit more depth of field, so the horse and rider were in focus -- but it looks like the day was on the overcast side, so your aperture had to be pretty wide open to capture enough light to let some of the tunnel detail come through like it does. Oh, for a tripod! Nice composition, though and, all-in-all, nicely done!
I'm afraid I have to agree with Peter on Cornfield/Wheatfield though. No criticism. It is very nicely composed, but it just doesn't do anything for me (sorry ). Oh, for one tiny little break in one of those clouds to light up an area of wheat!
It's a toss-up for me whether I like Pack Horse Bridge more than Riding Home, or vice versa. I always did have a soft spot (not my head, thank you : for water scenes...and I really like that bridge. Where is it?
All the images are nicely composed. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Think this is the shot you were looking for Peter.
You were quite right guys - I was struggling for light and the depth of field suffered accordingly.
I don't know who the rider was - just happened to be passing. By the way, this is reputed to be the only straight lane in West Cumbria!
Talking of lanes (or lonnings as they are called locally) - don't you just want to follow this one to see where it goes?
These ancient pack horse bridges are lovely - no traffic, they are only wide enough to take a laden horse with it's packs on either side. This one is at Drigg in Cumbria. There is a mediaeval water meadow called Drigg Holme leading down to the bridge which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).