The use of leading lines as a compositional tool can also be applied to macro photography. This week my search lead me to take a longer and closer look at the world around me. Flowers possess built in leading lines; with the stems leading one’s eyes to the flower and the petals drawing attention to their center.
The remains of a tulip flower after the petals fell off couldn’t escape my camera. Even though the color from the petals is gone, I found some beauty in the starkness of the pistil as highlighted by the stems and stamens.
Here, the repeating lines of the woods rings . . .
The tentacles of the sea anemone create many lines leading one’s eyes to the middle or oral disc.
Food also can either be arranged to create leading lines or as in these photos cut to create them.
This week you too can look closer at your world and search out the leading lines there. Who knows, once you start, you may be lead down a path you never dreamed of.