With leading lines on my mind, I recently headed down to the beach. Standing at the top of the ramp looking down, I found my first photo. The lines of the ramp were beckoning me to follow them down to the many possibilities waiting below; surfing, swimming, bike riding, walking, running or beach-combing – not this morning, it’s photography I chose this morning.
Stopping to take note and looking around I see the lines are everywhere; from the tire tracks left by lifeguard trucks,
to the footprints left by people and birds,
to the line created by the foam of the waves rolling up to the shore,
to the waves combined with footprints.
Everywhere I look I see lines. The jetty jutting out from the shore as if daring me to incorporate it into a photo and I must comply.
I got lucky because there was a pod of dolphins playing right off the jetty this morning. I had to thank it for taunting me and capturing my attention, I may have missed those dolphins if I hadn’t.
It’s always thrilling to me to see the dolphins so close to shore frolicking in the surf but I can’t forget the people out and about as well.
This line of cut telephone poles caught my eye too, there was no stopping me.
In the mornings, these stairs are a well-used exercise spot usually filled with climbers taking on the “stairs to fitness” but this evening they are much quieter – but still as high. I especially like the shadows of the rails at this time of day and how they multiply the leading line effect.
Looking for leading lines has become a game and a bit of an obsession to me now. This coming week you can find me still looking for the lines but in a different location.
Until next week. . .