Following the lines

The first two monochrome images make use of convergence and vanishing points. Perspective points in an image provide a very useful and powerful tool in giving the impression of depth of field in photographs.


Fujifilm X-2 Fujinon XF 35mm F/2

The first photograph uses the converging lines on the underside of the road that crosses the canal to channel the viewer into the image, across the water and onto the graffiti drawn on the wall. My general feeling in this image is that we are drawn to the scrawled wall via the perspective lines and then out of the gap on the left after our eyes have travelled along the rails.



Fujifilm X-E2 Fujinon XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4

The second image is of converging lines in a garden, and what grabbed my attention at this particular location was the fact that the scene could almost be a mirror of either side, left or right, which creates a rather surreal feel.
The two paths moved off from a central point left and right and then both converged individually in the distance. Although the photograph has two vanishing points, this is perfectly acceptable and in this instance is balanced because of the hedges placed centrally and on the left and right frame edges.



Fujifilm X-E2 Fujinon XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4

The last image is another in my continuing series that I’ve called Senescence. Although the term means the degrading and wasting away of biological subjects, I have “borrowed” the phrase and used it as a title for my series on the rotting and fading away of metal, wood and other man-made materials.



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