Following on from last month’s theme of ‘Balance’ which helped us improve the composition of our photographs, this month’s theme continues with the composition theme by utilising the power of lead in lines to build our image. The lead in line grabs our attention when we first view a picture and leads us to the main subject. It doesn’t have to be a physical line. It could be an object pointing in the right direction or a series of receding tones leading from a dark area to a light subject. It doesn’t have to be a straight path. Very often curves are more interesting than straight lines. For some ideas of what I’m trying to say please have a look at this website:
We now have a much simpler uploading process for the images you want to post. The best way to insert an image is to use the right hand icon in the edit menu. It looks like a picture of a mountain. It’s best if you prepare your picture before hand to have a long side of something like 650px at 72ppi
There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.
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?