Exploration of leading lines

Today I thought that I might try for an example of how the use of leading lines can help in your photography.  As it is a public holiday and it is much to late to go out for a landscape shot that has good leading lines I thought why not just do a simple shot at home.  20130425_6560

Now one can see that I have a nice curving line from the top left hand corner that sweeps down until it is broken by the gap in the pages.  Here the red ribbon captures the eye and takes the viewer straight into a thirds point in the frame.  The lines formed between the edge of the book and the ribbon also make a triangle which is a strong compositional form.  Additionally I have arranged the ribbon into a curve resembling the Fibonacci curve found in Nautilus shells. The whole image is a construct just to point out how lines are important in ones photography and does not mean that one should use them without thinking about balance and tension in ones work.




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