I’m not sure why the farmer has decided to leave his straw bales out in the field this time of year – I’d have thought they would have been stacked and covered months ago – perhaps they have been just to wet to do anything with. We’ve had a lot of rain (by our standards).
I’m not sure the artist of this local work anticipated the height of the river would add character to his work, but the recent spate certainly gave it an altogether different dynamic. (A previous shot Leaping Salmon.) At it’s height of the the river covered the sculpture.
I’ve tried to use the reflected light on the muddy path to give some depth to this one, on what was a very flat light day. Less than a week ago this area was under water as the local River Wharfe (to the right) was flooded by unusually heavy levels of rainfall.