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Jonas, nice and relaxed portrait of your wife/partner! Sharpness in that one looks just right to me. Yes, I'll smoothen the ones I took of my boyfriend's mother before she gets to see them.
Bob, I'll say like the others said to me: Post away! It's great that this thread has really come to life. What an interesting and picturesque light house. I also like the photo of the birdhouse.
bpark42, thanks! Really like the fresh "lightness" in yours.
Philip, thank you for sharing your thoughts about photographing strangers! Good ideas. My problem is that I'm shy and also bad at small talk in general, so just walking up to people like that is hard. What I have done so far is just smile in a friendly way and then ask. So far everyone I have asked has reacted very positively, so I don't know what I'm so worried about.
Since they are closed on Sundays I used the opportunity to explore the backyard of a nearby car repair shop. They have some more modern buildings too, but I didn't photograph those.
If I read the text on the door correctly the office is only open for three minutes every morning.