~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #80: Leading Lines ~

This week, Tina has challenged us to feature photos with, “leading lines [that] carry our eye through a photograph.” I’d been waiting two years for a reason to post the photo below.


These cyclists were on a “Cycle Oregon” tour in the mountains near Crater Lake. The single-file line of bicycles and riders, the lines of the two-lane hi way, and the tree tops lead our eye to the back of the pack, where sag-wagons bring up the rear – and the gear!


One of many pathways in Cape Disappointment State Park, this view with its curving downward slope to the footbridge crossing over wetlands, creates an inviting mood.


Sandpoint, Idaho offers lovely boutiques, excellent restaurants and nicely landscaped sidewalks. This is another shot that’s been waiting for the right challenge to be featured!

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Some of my favorite leading lines are made by the shadows, wind action and stems of dune grass. See how they work together to tell us the story of what is happening? Just goes to show that not all leading lines have to be straight!


Long Beach, Washington offers many opportunities for leading lines! In this photo, the sun reflecting on clouds and ocean, and waves gently rolling in along the shoreline draw our eye from a gull floating in full sunlight to North Head in the far distance.

To the many WordPress folks who follow me, my apologies for being out of touch for such an extended time. Illnesses and other duties kept me from the fun stuff for far too long. I’m looking forward to catching up on your blogs this evening, as I sit in the warmth of my condo at Long Beach watching what had been meadow transform into duck attracting wetlands, with heavy rains and strong winds day and night!


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8 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #80: Leading Lines ~

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful choices Lindy. Absolutely fabulous opening image!!

  2. JANE says:

    Lindy, the first photograph is stunning… an awesome example of leading lines. I can almost hear the hum of the wheels as the bicycles glide past!
    And, as swiftly as the lines flow in the first photo, how slowly and delicately the leading lines move in your beach grass photo. Beautiful.

  3. JohnRH says:

    Ha! Great shot of those cyclists. Very nice.

  4. Leya says:

    Great choices, Lindy! The first one was really worth waiting for – amazing shot!

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