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Diagonals are leading lines. They draw your eyesight and attention toward a vanishing point.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Leading Lines
This week’s challenge host, Tina, says,
Leading lines carry our eye through a photograph. They help to tell a story, to place emphasis, and to draw a connection between objects. They create a visual journey from one part of an image to another and can be helpful for creating depth as well.
I’ve never had any formal instruction in photography, but I think I have a pretty good natural eye for composition…sometimes. Let’s see if I’ve intuitively used Leading Lines in any of my pictures.
Okay, wow. That one was obvious. You could argue that Lake Shore Drive and the street lights all lead to the Chicago skyline in that shot.
The rustic fence and the gravel road take your eye to the Schottler farmhouse.
These two seem like they follow a reverse leading line…a receding line, or a vanishing point.
I think these last three are my favorites, though. They draw my eye to the horizon, which I long to explore.