By Tommy Craggs


Another piece of wood sculpture, not far from the example in my previous post (which is called “King Hollow”).  Apparently, the trees had to be felled so the landowner commissioned Tommy Craggs to do his thing on the remains.   (This piece is called “Kingfisher”). Both are within a stone’s throw of the River Nidd on the edge of the town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.   Some can create,while the rest of us can only try to record.


Random Plank


One of my favourite subjects for photography is the seemingly random stuff I see on my exploration of my local environment – in this case a plank.  I’ve no idea what it was doing there – it’s what I recognise as a scaffold plank.  There was no evidence of building work nearby.  At a guess the local youngsters are probably using it for BMX tricks or maybe as an impromptu ladder to get to the upper reaches of the remains at Spofforth Castle, (North Yorkshire) near to where I live.  Not really a castle, more of a fortified lodge.

The darkness of the shot is very much in keeping with the conditions -overcast and pushing towards sunset.