Leading lines are one of those elegant elements of an effective composition that lots of photographers are eager to use. Leading lines direct the viewer’s attention through a photograph or toward an object of interest. But finding leading lines in nature is not always that easy… or is it?
With a bit of creativity, you can come up with all kinds of examples of leading lines in nature. The video below show how I have used a variety of elements in nature to create leading lines. These elements include:
- Erosion patterns on sandstone
- Bubbles on the surface of water
- The edge of a sand dune
- Long lakes – with the help of a wide angle lens
- The line between sand and water
- Salt formations in the desert
- Mud patterns on a canyon floor
Next time you are in need of a leading line, look around you and remember to think outside the box. You’ll start seeing leading lines that others might never notice.