Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #5 – Leading Lines

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>>> Straight Lines

We stand here on the Plainfield Pedestrian Bridge on the west edge of town. Looking up, we see the crest plate with a National Highway emblem, as U.S. 40, the National Highway, passes by just a few feet away. The plate is the focal point for this picture and the four large support posts and the two cables all lead your eyes toward it. Since this was an early evening shot, I was able to get the added effect of the lights and shadows on the posts.

Here we are at the bridge over Big Walnut Creek at the McCloud Nature Park. It is tough to enter a ‘leading lines’ challenge without at least one bridge! The rails on the bridge and the rail shadows all draw your eye across the bridge. Plus we see Autumn leaves just beginning to turn surrounding the bridge.

Looking down this alley in Madison, Indiana, the horizontal mortar lines between the bricks direct your attention to the little veranda at the end of the alley. My daughter just told me that this would be a perfect spot for a senior picture – I would agree! I find if I look at this picture long enough, I feel like I could fall into it – a kind of horizontal vertigo effect.

Stretching our look to the end of this pier leads us to the freighter passing by in the channel. Even though you might think it will dock on this pier, it is actually about one and one-half miles out beyond the end of the pier. The pier juts out from Sylvan Beach on the Texas coast just outside Houston.

I noticed this scene as we walked in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The lines caught my attention: the roof peaks, the green awnings, the flower pots and the hand rails all lead from one end of the row of apartments to the other luring your eyes to walk around the corner!

>>> Curved Lines

These seats wrap around a small round-about at a park near our home. I keep looking along the edge of the seats, back and forth, back and forth. It makes one dizzy!

The brickwork at the edge of this dirt path almost points you to go over the small crest and see what is on the other side (spoiler: it is the creek!)

This boardwalk and fence slowly turn us to the left as we walk back into town from the west end of Mackinac Island on Lake Huron.

More ‘leading lines’ are on display at Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Week #5 Leading Lines!


  1. You have entered such beautiful photos for this leading lines challenge. They are all so colorful and appealing. I especially like the seats at the round-about, and the scene at Salute Ste. Marie.

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