Another roof, but taken in the daytime next to the sea. I like trying to spot these abstract compositions when out and about as it can provide something a bit different and a bit unexpected. This shot was converted to black and white and split-toned to help bring some contrast to the photo, but also to smooth the transition between the sea and the building.

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The corrugated roof of a warehouse, taken at night. For this, I had to put the ISO up to 3200, which is pretty obvious when you look at the sky. I think the noise adds something to the photo though. It makes it feel less flat and a bit of noise always seems to work with black and white. Although the roof of the warehouse is a direct black and white conversion, the sky is slightly toned so that it stands out. Fortunately, I didn’t have to add a vignette, as shooting with the lens wide open provided one for me!

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Streetlights outside the a place I used to live in in York. These streetlights always seemed perfectly positioned. All I had to do was wait for the right weather conditions. In this case it was a cloudy sunset, but I actually have pictures from a number of different days and times of year. Although it may not be one of my best photos, it does show that you can get a decent picture anywhere. Just because you are stuck indoors does not mean that you can put the camera away and make excuses.

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The setting sun behind a wall of barbed wire. Before taking this photo, I had intended to shoot landscapes, but as I had not been to this location before, I wasn’t sure what I would find. As it turned out, there was not the kind of interesting shot that I wanted here, so as the sun began to set, I turned my attention to other, smaller details of the landscape.

On following a track to a hidden gate, I came across this fence strung with barbed wire across the top. Fortunately, this was near the summit of a small hill, giving me views across the city of York, and an uninterrupted view to the horizon. From there, it was just a matter of exploring the small details to get to this image. I think this is a good example of why you should always maintain an open mind as a photographer. Sometimes it is those small, unplanned moments that can give the most unexpected, interesting results.

Sunset seen through a barbed wire fence

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