Nice work graham. I'm heartened to know that there still are people who take the trouble of learning the old school way. Too many times I've seen photographers working with a smash and grab attitude not unlike robbing a bank. Mostly people nowadays tend to take too many shots in the hope of getting at least a few of them right. There is so much that is ignored these days - composition, lighting, shot set up and so much other relevant important stuff that makes you wonder what the hell is going on.The awesome gear choices and the luxuries of life have spoiled us or maybe it is the privilege of living in this day and age.
I would guess that it is the by-product of having gone digital. The bad images don't cost you a dime so the general feeling is, why bother?