Barbed wire is one of those eye-catching subjects to a book cover photographer, like doors or water. The attraction is that the simple shapes and form provide something which is instantly recognisable and very graphic.
First up is a lensbaby shot, post processed with a layer to give the sky a slight red tone. All very melodramatic!
Same processing here but the shadows were allowed to fade to darkness using the ‘levels’ tool in Photoshop.
Same location as number one but with the worn fencepost included in silhouette.
This is a ‘straight’ shot of some trapped plastic caught against the barbed wire on a windy day.
Finally just some security fencing plus a layer – which was a picture of a worn notice board just yards away.
As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.
Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.