Mini Challenge #73 - Curves

coscorrosacoscorrosa Registered Users Posts: 2,284 Major grins
edited March 30, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
This challenge begins now (Saturday March 14th) and ends at noon (EDT) Monday March 30th (original end date was midnight (EDT) Saturday March 28th, but I'm going to be out of town for the weekend and won't be able to judge until Tuesday).

Some of my favorite compositions involve curves, whether they're rivers, streams, roads, tracks (human, animal, or machine), or anything else that has a meandering line. Curves can serve to lead the viewers eye through the photo and unite seemingly disparate elements.

My all time favorite Ansel Adams photo "The Tetons - Snake River" is a classic example of an S-curve composition.

Here are few (probably too many :D) examples of my own. Even though these are all landscapes, that is NOT a requirement. Curves can show up in all types of photography.


















1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
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The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and passes on the baton to the new champion.
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