From Clicking to Creating-Week 13
Leading Lines is the prompt this week for the Dogwood 52. The category is creative, but it could also be composition.
Leading lines in photography, or any type of art, means exactly what it says. You want to guide the viewers eye to a specific spot, and create a sense of direction. Here is my submission for this weeks prompt.
The Valley of Fire provided me with so many opportunities to practice this idea.
I love this shot, and couldn’t decide whether or not to make it my photo for the week.
Road shots like this are classic leading line composition. Your eye goes right along the road, for a drive.
The leading lines in this shot come together in the middle, then travel right up the center.
This image is slightly different form the first one, but still gives a different angle.
Leading lines in other forms of art are important too. When Al is creating a sculpture, he will add elements that bring the viewer back into the piece, rather than letting their eye roam completely away from the sculpture. You want to keep people engaged in your art. This sculpture, “Springtime”, is a good example of leading the viewer back and around in the piece.
And “Wisdom and Gratitude”, has the added element of the moose antler that curves back into the bison.
So experiment with leading lines. In photography it generally means leading the viewer to a specific point in the image, but it’s your photo, you can lead them wherever you want. Lol.
This weeks 2 Lil Owls prompt is Broken. When we were in Oatman, Az. I saw this pile of broken, rusty things beside a building.
I de-saturated the color and added a grungy layer to enhance the whole idea.
So fun stuff this week to experiment with, let’s see what you create.