DEVELOPING YOUR EYE- DAY 4- ‘NATURAL WORLD’- LEADING LINES

The more we seek, the more we generally find, particularly with leading lines.

Many  man made leading lines often lead into the natural world and sometimes create a question or two in the viewer’s mind. Here’s an example in the Abercrombie National Park, Southern New South Wales.

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WHAT LIES AHEAD? IT LOOKS STEEP? IS IT SAFE TO DESCEND?

Then there are leading lines made by the passing of human feet over thousands of years.

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AN ANCIENT FOOT PAD INTO AN ANCIENT LAND –  THE OLGAS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY.

From time to time, it’s necessary to follow a man made leading line, complete with stone pile markers  in order to get safely to your destination.

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DRIVING ALONG THE OLD KINGS HIGHWAY EN ROUTE TO AQABA ON THE RED SEA IN A LANDROVER I BORROWED FROM THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF ARCHEOLOGY IN AMMAN, JORDAN. 

 

Sometimes, the leading lines are just tyre tracks. She Who Must Be Obeyed took the following shot during one moment of my motorcycle mania.

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IF I KEEP BOTH FEET DOWN I’LL EVENTUALLY GET THERE.

In the image below, there are two distinct leading lines. The faint one in the left foreground is the foot pad leading to the rim of the Wolf Creek Meteorite site IN West Australia. The distinct one leading towards the horizon is the vehicular track leading out of the area. The small dot to the right of the tree in the middle of the image is our Landrover.

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WHAT A VIEW.

Fences make great leading lines, as do roads. When they appear to merge their combined effect really concentrates the eye.

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LOOKING FORWARD TO TRAVELLING THE PLAIN AHEAD TOWARDS BROKEN HILL FROM  SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 

The walls, floor and ceiling of tunnels make multiple leading lines and the effect of parallax makes for interesting image making.

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A TUNNEL ON COCKATOO ISLAND IN SYDNEY HARBOUR.

Be patient now, only three more man made images of leading lines to go.

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A DIRECT LINE TO THIS SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CHURCH.
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A CLEAR PATH LEADING THROUGH HYDE PARK, SYDNEY.
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HERE THE LEADING LINES CHALLENGE OUR EYES TO IGNORE THEM AS THEY ENDEAVOUR TO LEAD OUR EYE AWAY FROM STRUCTURES IN DARLING HARBOUR, SYDNEY.

Well, another challenge completed.

Hoo roo until tomorrow.