Welcome to the showcase for the challenge section of Streets Ahead, a Women’s Mobile Street Photography Collective. Our second challenge is ‘Leading Lines’ and JQ Gaines has shared some thoughts about some of photographs submitted whilst Cara created and edited the film.
The objective of the challenge is to help us collectively practice and perhaps learn some new techniques. Each challenge will be based either on a shooting technique or perhaps a theme. We would like Streets Ahead to be an interactive group and for members to try to participate in the challenges.
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‘Another red umbrella’ by Anne-Martine Parent (MartinaP)
A wonderful sweeping rhythm of lines feels as though they are wrapping themselves around this woman. This feels surreal… almost off balance…
‘Shadow and light’ by Cara Gallardo Weil
Elegant rhythm of dark and light angles lead us from the foreground into the background and end at a triangular space. A subtle and easily missed detail is that the man’s leg is perfectly parallel with the 45 degree angle line. Analogous lines and relationships create visual harmony…
‘Shadow lines’ by Frederique Bellec (eyephonographer)
An elegant and subtle example where the woman’s shadow is a leading line … stretched from one side of the image all the way to the other.
‘John’ by Gina Costa (gcosta9)
Two very subtle, yet clear leading lines … One, the narrow road as it reaches out from the background into the foreground… and two, the line of buildings and houses. Both direct our attention to the man who looks as though he is walking on “the line.”
‘Untitled’ by Grace Brignolle (Graceiee B)
Intriguing shadow patterns with a strong solid line leading right to the woman.
‘Untitled’ by Lee Atwell
Beautiful rhythm of horizontal lines with two strong vertical lines (one light and one dark)… leading our eyes to the couple at the top of the stairs…
‘Shadows taller than us’ by Stefanie LePape (SLP)
A Visual “Jazz” … Fantastic special division with a musical array of lines darting out in every direction. But one thin straight line leads directly to the woman standing against the column.