I took this photograph a few years ago at the end of a cycle touring trip from Istanbul to London. I was waiting for a ferry to take me across the river, so took some time out to have a stroll around the riverside and take some photographs. It was the middle of a bright sunny spring day,and when I saw the barbed wire on top of a low wall I peered through it and immediately saw this composition.
Yar River, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
The final meanders of the Yar river just before reaching the town of Yarmouth. It’s a tiny river, just a few miles long, and this shot is part of the tidal estuary, which is why it looks so wide. It could be wilderness…but it’s not, it’s a tiny river surrounded by houses and shops and pubs….and the ferry back to the mainland is just a 10 minute walk away….
A sunny day on the Isle of Wight! On a small island off the south coast of England, it’s a good time to go for a walk on the beach!