One of the first things I came across was a very rude horse. It seemed nice enough, until it repeatedly turned its back to me, farted, then turned back to resume staring at me. Charming.
Fortunately there was also a much friendlier horse.
This chap wouldn't leave me alone! So intent on gaining my attention was he that every time I raised my camera to my eye, he tried to push it out of the way with his nose. I got quite a few shots like this:
I'll post some more of him later. He seemed to quite like being in the centre of the picture so I took a few more. Moving on, I found that I was on a very pretty little lane with the city of Sheffield in the background.
Thankfully it was worth it. I got some splendid views over Sheffield, both the city and the countryside.
All in all a very pleasant stroll indeed. I think my control of exposure is improving, making sure that I manage to include the maximum amount of detail so that processing is easier. No blown out skies for me! I also created a new Aperture preset that boosts the contrast without stretching the mid-tones too thinly. I think it works pretty well.