thanks for the comment on "light headed" jorn. its a samyang 8mm fisheye lens that i've just got. was dubious about it but read lots reviews as its a fully manual lens and not that expensive. glad i bought it, it's excellent. i've lots more pics to post
Thank you for your insight on the image "on my tippytoes". I agree with you on all points that you made. The fence is unavoidable, as I live in the city :) Thank you again and have a Very Merry Christmas.