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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2010 at 07:05
@MacDonaldJ2: I see plenty lines in the picture but I'm missing the "leading" effect of them. For me the principle of leading linse is they naturally take the viewers eye to the main subject, or even from the main subject to explore other parts of the picture but the lines here are just sitting there. Hope you understand what I mean, if you want I can try to explain differently. Anyway, I would like you to try again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2010 at 16:18
Nice fall colors, but the light wasn't helping overall I think.

I see the leading lines, but they essentially lead to the bottom of the stairs and there's not a lot to see there. You then have to explore yourself going up to see (find) the building. So pls. try again and see if you can put a prime interesting subject right where the line is leading your eye to.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigjt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2010 at 15:34
Trying to see if possible 2 leading lines could work

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2010 at 22:00
@ bigjt: I think two leading lines can work and I think you're almost there with this picture but not quite. I think the two lines leading you to the two person group is very good, however the clear/same size person on the top leading line before you reach the subject spoils it for me. My eye keeps bouncing and it's a real "discontinuity". It's really a pity because without it it would have been a pass, and now I would like to ask you to try again.


@Minoltista: I think the principle of leading lines is they lead the viewer through the image to a point of interest, or maybe even from a point of interest to explore the rest of the scene however in your example the many lines do neither. At the end of the Way there's nothing to see. So for leading lines I suggest you try again keeping the above principles in mind. If you would have shot this for symmetry it most probably would have been a pas and I like the picture a lot due to the contrast between the rhythm of the openings with the lines along the way. I hope this helps.

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Not so much leading lines, as leading line.... cropped a bit from the left

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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 January 2010 at 21:47
Andy -- for me the line is not strong enough since the eyes go straight to the statue. Please try again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 January 2010 at 22:06
@Comin: You have the idea, but the line is not as prominent as it might be and the subject draws attention with or without it. Part of my problem with this photo is the height; I didn't even see the line until I had scrolled past the top of the image. It's hard to see the whole image at once. Even scaled down, the line adds little impact to the photo.

While typing I see now Cam has a similar opinion. Another try seems to be in order.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote defi90 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2010 at 22:06
Hi,
1st try after some experimenting and looking at things for the assignment.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2010 at 22:42
@Defi90: Very nice, Misi! Good composition and (IMHO) good use of a long exposure to create leading lines from headlights. The lines from the right and bottom left all lead to the subject and enhance the image (imagine it without the light trails and the photo doesn't have quite the impact). PASS! Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 January 2010 at 23:08
Good use of leading lines, allthough the lanterns are mildly breaking the pattern. I like how the lines flow through the picture (and how the headlines mix with the curves of the bridge) however the "engineer" in me always has a problem with a slanting horizon. I know it's a concious decision in this case so I'd say it's probably a matter of taste.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sharpedge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2010 at 15:04
I thought I would have a go at this one as I'm rubbish at ROT. It appears that I am very good at getting the subject smack bang in the centre of the frame.... The idea behind this shot was to lead the observer to the fountain in the centre from the bottom via the path or from either side via the hedge.



The above post was not taken in the time frame set for this task, as such it should not be counted. I would however still appreciate comments.


F/2.8 @ 55mm, ISO 100, 1/80 sec, external flash from the side, sharpened and saved for web

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