Thank you all for the encouraging remarks! Ant I think I do know what you mean. I was really struggling about whether I should sneak pictures or just go for it. I decided on the later but I was still nervous. Also so much was happening so fast I was too busy to have fun...though I kinda did, especially when I got home to view them. I have a tremendous amount of work to do but next time I will be much more comfortable. And another thing Ant, you are right about the skids, I should be looking right here in my back yard...rural America.
Digrame I know what you mean about the backgrounds, to be honest I was so busy I gave them very little consideration. It is huge and I can see that now.
David I took your comments to heart and re-cropped the picture, you were right, Thank You.
Copy Mentor your comment about tighter framing was excellent. Thank You.
If you guys don't mind I would like to go back through these with new eyes and post a follow-up.