Hi again, snappygran.
I moved this photo out of the Welcomes and Introduction forum over into the Beginners' Gallery, too, I hope you don't mind. Many more people come here to look at photos as they don't expect any to be in the introduction threads, see?
This one is focused better than the other, but you're right: unfortunately the seagull came into the way, and it is quite distracting... some Photoshop whizzes might be able to clone it out for you, though. Put this one into the section "Photoshop Challenges" and ask and someone might come to your "rescue" .