Do you think it would look worse if I lighten the forground in GIMP?
# Camera Make = NORITSU KOKI
# Camera Model = QSS-32_33
Thats what ur exif sayss, did you mean a D80?
I like the shot of the birds. I think the foreground as a silhouette works fine.
My only remark about the car would be that the background seems to detract from the car a bit. I find myself drawn to the house more than the car.