The next project that I had to look at was using lines in composition. After reading the course notes I looked through my previous pictures to see if I had taken some images that I could use.
I remembered one particular image that I took on Brighton Beach of a father and son. The dad was looking down at the little lad as they played.
Looking at the two images in the course notes I have decided that the Bull Fighter is looking down at the bull. Even though you can not see his eyes The body position and angle of the head indicate to me that the guy is looking down at the bull. There is also an implied line in the movement of the bull, he is moving towards the red cape. Even though you can not see the bulls head, I’m sure he is moving that way.
The second image of the man with the two horses is slightly different. The first time that I looked at the picture I saw the two horses. The horse to the right is looking to his left. The horse on the left is looking at the other horse. As you follow the line of the horses head down you see the man. The man is also looking at the horses.
I really like the second image even if you don’t at first see the rope linking the horse and the man you still link them together.
Here are the three images that I have chosen.
In the above image with two points of interest you see the man first, looking at his face you are drawn down to the little boy.
I think this is a good example of an eye line.
In this image that I took at a Rugby Club the first thing that you see is the man and the small child.
It is not until you follow the man and the boys eye line that you see the ball on the floor.
Another example of an eye line.
As you look at this image, it is a close call as to what you see first. The girl is looking at the dog and the dog is looking down at something else.
I like this image it just leaves you wondering what the little chap is looking at, even though I took the image I can’t remember.
For the third part of the exercise I had to plan and take two further images.
The first image had to include an eye line-line.
For this image I took a picture of this statue. I thought that it was interesting that the woman is looking down at the bird and the bird is looking at the woman.
I would suggest that it’s an eye line going both ways. Mr Taylor, my tutor may have different view!
For my second image I had to take an image of an extension of a line or a line that points.
I decided to look at a statue on Brighton Beach.
I managed to get four people standing in a statue a girl looking at three lads.
Here is the image
In the next image I have drawn the lines in:-
Although there is a line from the girl eyes to the boys you can also follow the line of the metal to the lads as well.
Does the extention of the line have to be straight?
Is this right or have I totally mis-understood.
I will post this exercise but I think that I may do a little research to see if I can improve or give a different view point.