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

by Tim Daniels -

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