It is with a fair amount of trepidation, that I put forward my offerings to a forum populated by such talented photographers.
Personally, I think the fault lies squarely on the shoulders of Ben Law, who gave me the necessary shove (encouragement!) to give this my best shot (ropey pun intended).
The delay in publishing was down to the "power behind the throne" being otherwise occupied. So now, if the Technical Gods are in a convivial mood, the photos will appear in my next post (to allow for editing).
Here goes nothing....