This project required that I take a number of images that contained both horizontal and vertical lines.
The images that I have taken came from a number of trips that I made in order to get a variety of shots.
For all of my pictures I used my Nikon D3s but I also used, as an experiment an application on my Iphone which takes High Definition Images.
For the first set of image I looked for scenes that showed horizontal lines.
My first image was taken at St Katherines Dock in London.
The horizontal lines are formed in two ways, firstly by the building lines for each floor and secondly by the strip lights.
I think that the first thing that you notice is the strip lights. Would it be better if the horizontal line was a single white strip light? I cropped the image so that there were two strong black lines running across the centre of the image.
My second image was taken at the V and A Museum in London.
As I walked up the steps I saw a number of lines running from left to right in front of me.
I also like the colour of the steps.
I was going to remove all of the hand rails but I decided to keep a bit in. I also thought that a person on the steps would look good, but then I thought that they would distract from the lines of the steps.
My third image was taken in Sussex. I was looking for a nice image of the horizon over the South Downs when I saw this fence. I thought that If I took it and then let it run from one side of the frame to the other it should stand out as a line.
I have cropped the image down to show the fence to better effect, although I think that I may have over done it.
Although each time I look at the image your eye is drawn to the fence.
My next image was taken in Brockham , Surrey.
Again I was out looking for a horizon shot. I looked across a field as the sun was setting and captured this shot.
There are two lines in this image that I can see. Firstly the horizon and to a lesser extent the small section of fence running across the front of the image at the bottom.
I converted the image to black and white to see if the image would look better, which, I think it does.
I don’t know if the sections of twigs running through the horizon on the right spoil the image.
For my next set of images I was asked to take images of vertical lines.
This is where I took an image with an iPhone as an experiment.
The lines were formed by two guys standing on a golf course, one of them is holding a club.
I thought that this was a nice image. I was going to crop the top off but by keeping the heads on you know what is making the lines.
This type of picture does show the type of images that can be taken by people with no camera and just a phone.
Well for the next set of images
I took this image of three metal rings on a wall. Although the items are attached to a wall (and the bricks make both vertical and horizontal lines) the black metal really stands out from the wall. I did think of cropping the top and bottoms off but I did not like the results.
My second image was taken in Chelsea. As I walked around looking for interesting shots I saw this row of houses. The pillars looked great especially with the large black contrasting numbers on each post. I focused in on number 38 so that there was a reasonable depth of field.
After I had looked at the image I thought about cropping it down so just the posts were shown, but I liked the look of the first shot with the pavement.
Here is the crop I was talking about
Of course the crop does make the vertical lines stand out a bit more but I do prefer my first image, What do you think?.
My next image contains one strong vertical line. I took the image in a wood in Cheshire. I wanted to show the trunk but after taking a number of test shots where I zoomed into the trunk I realised that I needed to keep some of the treetop in the shot, to give interest and perspective.
I also like the difference in contrast between the trunk and the leaves. I did like the end result.
This next image was taken at a tube station in London. I wanted to find a long road with a set of yellow lines on it but in London all the roads were full of parked cars.
On the way home I saw this image at the station. There are a number of vertical lines, the track, the platform edge and markings.
I liked this shot, the yellow and white lines stand out against the metal track. I also like the fact that as your eye is drawn up the trace you see the train. There is also interest from the little girl.
Well they were my images on lines, I hope that they reach the required standard. I think I may go out and see if I can capture some close up images of building lines to see if I can capture further images containing lines.