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Photo 52 : Within the Frame / Curved Lines

Today’s post is part of a year-long study of composition (to learn more about it see here).  For our fourth week on the topic of lines, we are exploring the use of curved lines in our images.

Curves can be playful, graceful, lingering, sometimes even sexy.  In photography, a curved line encourages the eye to meander and explore.  Arcs and semi-circles are a variation on curved lines. These types of lines can help to frame or isolate the subject of an image. S-shaped lines are still another variation and are used frequently in visual arts for their sense of grace, balance and beauty.

I loved the simple, smooth curves of these escalator railings that I saw while on a business trip in Chicago.

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Check out this week’s offering to see our collective take on Curved Lines (we know you want to.)

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