Just for you polarbear, I have changed my sig pic. It did the job for a while, I like to keep it fresh, change it up once in a while.
Paul, hahaha, I have a lot of friends who are into photography so I learn from them. The locations are all in my area, a few block east in one direction and a few blocks west from my front door.
I got some weird looks from people when I was taking pictures...they were all done in public areas, just tired of shooting from outside the house.
And the weather helps too, it was overcast today so the sun was a non issue in the pictures, no wacky backlighting problems or shadows.