I love finding leading lines in nature and never hesitate to grab my camera when there is a shot to be taken looking down a road or a path lined with trees or a fence. They give the scene such a sense of depth and lead you right into the photo where you feel a desire to follow the road or path to see what is at the end.
As you all know, I have been learning to experiment more with my camera, and one of the things I have been experimenting with the most is changing my composition so that the scene or subject is not centred. Shooting a scene with leading lines I would always automatically centre the path in my frame. On the day that we were visiting Tralee, I looked down this trail they use to train the horses, and I was sure it would make an attractive photograph. I snapped two shots – one with the path off centre and one with the path centred. For some reason, the off centre shot appeals to me more, but I’m not totally sure why. I think I just feel the depth more in that shot.
I would really love to hear all of your opinions about these shots. Which one do you like better and why?