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.
Is that Eric Sykes hiding in the background?
🙂 – no but his little film is available on youtube!
And how do you know it wasn’t holding the wall up?
That would make a good reason for it to be there!
Absolutely! Even to a pea brain like me that makes perfect sense!
It does make you start to tell yourself stories about how it got there, doesn’t it?
The joy of those random things we find!
Maybe someone just wanted to make a triangle.
They certainly succeeded in that – perhaps it’s an ‘art installation’?
A lot of likes on such a mundane subject. But it’s all in the randomness and the composition and the suggestion of a story. Interesting capture.
Now that I look at it again. I think the composition could do with more space to the right of the frame and perhaps two steps to the right at the taking stage (or I could have put the plank in the back of my car because it looks a useful piece of wood!)
Your work is very thoughtful, and most creative. Seeing the often missed things that are rather ordinary at first glance, interests me a lot. Macro photography was like that to me.
I have deliberately stayed away from getting a macro lens as I know it will ‘hook’ me very quickly. There is so much to see in the detail.