Loess Hills Photography
© Gary D. Tonhouse 1997-
Golden early morning glow.
Loess Hills in Western Iowa.
Pisgah, Iowa ..
Looking south from the top of Stucker Hill,
west of Preparation Canyon State Park.
The leading line is one
of the strongest ways to lead the viewer’s eye through the photograph
to the subject’s position.
A leading line can be anything from a limb on a tree taking you eye to a
single leaf, to a quiet stream, leading your eye into the distance to a
Leading lines can be strait, diagonal or curved; it doesn’t matter as
long as the overall effect of the line is to guide the viewer’s eye to
the subject. A leading line can also be used to guide the eye from one
point to another even out of the photograph all together, with the eye
viewing many different parts of a scene as the leading line guides the
eye through the photograph. This is one way to control a scene that
otherwise might be perceived as a mish mash of to many subjects, the
leading line serving as a unifying force. A way of turning many into one
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