October 31, 2017 at 5:32 pm #15195November 1, 2017 at 4:42 pm #15201
I guess leading lines can be implied by a pattern…
…or by a gesture?..
November 2, 2017 at 9:50 am #15207
- This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Pete Robinson.
Thanks for kicking this off Ian. Like you say in your photograph of the bikes the lead in is the pattern of the bikes leading from the foreground to the biker. A clever use of composition. Would it work better in monochrome? I find the orange jacket a bit distracting.
In the second photo the lead in is a bit more obvious with the arm leading to the customer. I think it is also a case of a dark area leading to a light area and a relatively plain area leading to a detailed area. What do other members think?November 2, 2017 at 11:39 am #15208November 2, 2017 at 11:39 am #15209November 2, 2017 at 11:40 am #15210November 3, 2017 at 9:23 am #15212
Thanks for posting these Ken. They certainly demonstrate the value of a strong lead in to the subject. Diagonal lines seem particularly strong to me and they introduce depth into your picture.November 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm #15218November 4, 2017 at 4:17 pm #15220
The old ones are the best, Wallace: leading lines that act as a bridge to the main subject – or a bridge that acts as leading lines..! Neat.November 5, 2017 at 8:42 am #15221
A classic and dramatic composition which works so well Wallace. The strong lead in lines go straight to the castle. No messing. I love the sky as well.November 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm #15224
Another very old oneNovember 6, 2017 at 8:25 pm #15225
Says it all Wallace such a beautiful setting in Provence. Tried so many time to create a decent watercolour painting of this scene and all finish in the bin.November 6, 2017 at 9:55 pm #15227
You’ve caught the lines the lavender makes, but also the line of the tree tops that all lead to the building.November 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm #15228
I’m curious to know what members think of this. Does the led in lead out? Or does it lead you into the scene by a round about way?
In the picture below I used the children as a lead in to the subject. Although there is no physical line I hoped to imply it by the direction of their gaze. Do you think it works?November 8, 2017 at 10:06 pm #15241
These are cats—not lions–but cats all in line.
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