The object here was not to produce a fine art image that will hang on the walls of the world's galleries. This is part of my building up a portfolio that is my record of my community - the place that, for better or worse, I live.
When I feel confident to go forth with the 580 EX II then we'll get on to the 'people' part of the portfolio. In the meantime, it's all about 'the place'.
The telegraph pole was a nuisance, but I've tried to make it an intrinsic part of the scene. Telegraph poles are part of the community, I'm afraid.
I'd welcome your comments on the question - If you were trying to tell the story of your community, do you think you might include this one?
40D, 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM @ 41mm. ISO 100. 1/6@f16. Manual. 3-stop GND. 14:53.