I was reading about dynamic diagonals in photography at the Kat Eye Studio.
'Diagonal lines are effective because the viewer’s eye will follow them through the photograph.'
I didn't have to look very far to find some diagonals in my own photos...
I took these a few weeks ago on a city escape.
The diagonal of the bridge rises from left to right.
I think that this diagonal makes a frame that encourages you want to look through to see the ferry in the distance.
This shot below has a bit of a zig zag effect, the wall that the seagull is standing on goes from right to left, the it continues on in the background from left to right.
In this shot of a wharf in Woolloomoloo, the diagonal draws your eye to the end & out to sea.
Some more, from yesterday..
in the afternoon I went for a walk with James, Charlie & Poppy.
I took a few photos with my iphone & noticed that the diagonals in these 2 shots ran from bottom right to top left.
In her post Kat talked about the diagonal flowing from left to right, because that's the direction that we read (so these would be top right to bottom left). But when I look at these shots above, my eyes seem to be drawn to bottom right -then up to the left as I follow the path or the shore line.
And this one has (almost) parallel diagonals, the shore line & the bridge.
Very interesting to do some exploring with my camera!