Many thanks for all of the feedback. Churly gets some credit for posting the magazine article on Chuck Kimmerle, which resulted in this image.
Yes, Rob, I really liked the symmetry in Chrisc's recent Florida church. I think that the asymmetry in the Lofoten house is realistic for the location: the mountains tend to be lop-sided, perhaps because the glaciers chewed more on one side than the other.
Funny you should mention a shift lens as I have been looking longingly at these, even though I do not want another whack of gear.
Me too! Trouble is, I used to have a Nikkor 35mm PC which was excellent, but it always felt a bit too tight; have wondered about buying a used 28mm PC but it appears that these old lenses are very poor with digi as they react with sensors by giving lots of CA that wasn't visible on film. Unfortunately, the excellent 35mm that I had was traded away along with all the rest of my Nikon stuff in a bid for greater stock glory by going Pentax 67. It turned out not to be one of my better ideas, so I went back to Nikon, and find it difficult to buy again what I sold - it upsets my sense of self-respect! I see this idiot in the mental mirror every time I feel the inclination to quote a credit card number... The current 24mm tilter/shifter gets such a bad press that I just know that were I to splash out and buy one, it would unavoidably turn out to be another lemon. Or nail in the coffin.