Friday, 24 May 2013

A visitor

 Captain Sir William Widdrington of Her Majesty's Observer Corps has ridden far through the forest. He has seen the elk and boar and heard the eagles  cry in the sky above the dense canopy.
He has just consulted his map,taken his position by the midday sun and has finished his final mouthful of gin from his flask.He is now certain that he is on the borders of the Duchy of Tradgardland (his first stop on a long journey) and will make Tradgardstadt  after a few more hours ride. Once there he will present his credentials to Duke Albert who is expecting him...


  1. Interesting. Nice shot, too! One you don't see everyday.

    1. I haven't tried it before. It reminded me of a fantasy illustration from a book (paperback A4 portrait , published in the UK by Pan,which was called Giants and there was a companion one called Castles) about giants I have had for years.In it there is a very evocative drawing looking down from above of a knight riding across a landscape which is in fact a giant footprint...