The interesting part of this challenge is that many diagonal lines are also leading lines. Since we’ve already ‘done’ leading lines, I’ve tried to come up with some images that are all about the diagonal itself, rather than them being, even incidentally, leading lines too.
I think this is my favourite of this week’s selection:
The mast of a catamaran
And here are a couple of others:
The UAE Airforce display team celebrating a national holiday in Abu Dhabi
Snowmelt draining into a culvert close to Tranquility Base
And here are a couple of what Cee described as ‘implied diagonals’:
Bigger than your average bubble
A mother and child moment between two giraffes on Sir Bani Yas Island
Finally, my favourite images from earlier contributions to this thread. The first from the Vertical Lines challenge and the one on the right from Leading Lines (which, neatly enough, is also an implied diagonal):
Looking up inside an open lift, itself inside a roofless bell-tower in Sarlat
There’s a permanent debate among photographers about the acceptability of post-processing. Purists equate any form of editing with cheating, while others argue that there is nothing wrong with getting creative with an ‘as-shot’ image.
I must say that my sympathies are with the latter group. Of course you should try to take the best shot you can in the first place, but whether your post-processing goes no further than a crop and a bit of sharpening, or you go to town and create a virtually new image, it’s the end-product that matters, as with my before-and-after images in my recent post on Vertical Lines.
This image (taken at the nearby Blond Airshow a couple of years ago) has – quite obviously – been doctored. But believe me, whatever merits it may or may not have, it’s a lot more interesting than the original.