"Jack, one day I saw a chap feeding the chickadees like you see in my picture. I asked him how he did it and if I could try it. He gave me seeds and the birds, one by one, landed on my hand to feed. The key is to be quiet and to stay in one position…"
Michael, have no concern because your comments are perceived by me as appropriately critical and appreciated! As a pro critic of literature and writing, "critical" is not necessarily an unfriendly endeavor and "citicism" when kindly motivated is at least intellectually stimulating and at best beneficial! To my way of thinking, nothing is more interesting and potentionally helpful than a good critic!! My education taught me this way back in my treasured student days!! I believe, in fact, it is the backbone to every teacher who is best in her/his field!!
Hope this ends any of your concerns regarding comments to me re my horizons (which, truthfully, I've not had comments on and just subconsciously absorb into an overall perspective when composing...)
Michael, I am not sure I recall which photo you meant because I would like to look at it again...I am aware of the usual ideal of straight horizons, but do do very little post camera editing and do not know how to make improving adjustments/corrections in many situations. However, I generally appreciate critical comments by those willing to share their knowledge and even impressions. Thank you!
Thank you for the nice words and the opinion about the green poles. I was hoping for honest comments about them. I've posted two alternatives that I'd done during the edit on the same page that the original is on. I saw pros and cons for each.