Another month and another theme in Jude’s Photo Challenge. This month the theme is “lines”. Here is what Jude has to say about lines…
Lines are everywhere in our world. Just look around you. Seek them out to add visual impact to your photographs. There are lines within nature which can be straight or curved and man-made lines are everywhere in buildings and roads and even cars. Even a human arm is a line. (Go here for more information on the use of lines)
Week one’s assignment – Look for horizontal lines. In a photograph, horizontal lines in particular need to be completely level across the frame, because your viewer’s eye will perceive even a slightly skewed horizontal line as uncomfortable to look at or just incorrect.
I found this quite difficult. I took many photos on our recent trip to Sydney with this photo challenge at the back of my mind. But very few of them had horizontal lines in them. But I did find these. Hope they fit the “brief”…As we sailed around Sydney Harbour it was pouring with rain. Celebrating our birthdays with a glass of bubbly it was the wine and the harbour bridge I was focusing on in this photo. But taking another look with this assignment in mind I now see the horizontal balconies and windows of the apartment building, the rails of the boat and the small round tables. It is quite surprising how your eye notices different things when the reason behind the photo changes.Next we sail past “Luna Park” the iconic crazy face staring across at us. That of course was what I was photographing. But look at all the horizontal lines in the background of this photo.Finally, in the Chinese Garden I photograph these beautiful, rustic, stone stairs.
Which one of these three do you think fits this weeks assignment best.
Jude’s interpretation this week is seascapes and a golf course.Take a look.