Hi Florian and Paul,
Many thanks for your good advise!
Reg the night picture, that day I was trying out different setting with the camera, but did not realize that I was actually shooting against the light
. Nevertheless, it was a good lesson on night photography, but I will not upload any of these shots.
Too bad about the ladder on the first one, I know
! Not too often I get access to the tower...
I also got some feedback by email, and it seems that the ladder is enough to kill the shot motive-wise, so even being risky I will let it go.
Thanks again for your help!