52 Photo Challenge: Week 7-Leading Lines

“Nature creates curved lines while humans create straight lines.” -Hideki Yukawa

This week my assignment for the 52-week photo challenge was to capture leading lines, which simply means looking for lines that lead your eye toward a certain direction in the photo. It was a fun assignment and although I think it would have been easier to do in a city setting, I’m overall happy with my images.

My daughter and I went to one of our favorite places, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, and met up with an old friend who happens to be a fantastic photographer. She gave me some excellent pointers and we had a wonderful time catching up and shooting together.

Let me know which shot you think best uses the concept of leading lines. I’ve numbered the photos again this week and I’ve included some fun extra images outside the assignment. Which is your favorite? Thanks for supporting me!











  • Photos were taken with an Olympus OM-D and edited with ON1 Photo RAW
  • If you want to join the 52 Photo Challenge, you can find all the information at nicolesy.com

52 Photo Challenge
Week 1: Bokeh
Week 2: Silhouette
Week 3: Black and White
Week 4: Motion Blur
Week 5: Texture
Week 6: Framing

92 thoughts on “52 Photo Challenge: Week 7-Leading Lines

  1. Great photos, Bridgette! The buck is beautiful, and the squirrel is so cute. Try squatting down in the middle of railroad tracks and taking the shot. Leading lines will eventually come together. ❤️

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  2. Excellent pics, dear Bridgette. You are an awesome all rounder. A great writer, an amazing photographer and an adorable human being, a lovely mother. ❤❤❤😊😊😊😊

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  3. They are all GORGEOUS images, Bridgette! I can’t decide between the first 4 shots, sorry! Every path makes me want to take it, every downed tree draws me to have a seat and let my imagination have free rein in my journal. Beautifully done! 💞💞💞

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  4. Never going to pass up favoriting animal photos!!! Fabulous shots! The flower is beautiful, too. For leading lines, I love 3 because the path is meandering and isn’t a straight shot- some definite character. I bet you like number 2… that log is an excellent lead to take the eye across the photo.

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  5. Gorgeous photos as always, Bridgette. My favourites are #2 and #4. They’re both photos of fallen tree branches and trunks, and I’m fascinated by all the shapes and ‘faces’ I can see in the gnarled wood, especially in #2. I’ve always been passionate about trees. I don’t know if I told you, but I ‘adopted’ a tree near me – not officially, but I used to go and visit it regularly and have silent conversations with my tree. I really felt the vibes coming from the tree (I probably sound mad!) I wrote a blog post about my tree called ‘Befriend a Tree.’ It was over a year ago now, so I don’t think you would have read that one. The tree is a black poplar – they’re quite unusual in my area. It grows down by the river. I must go down there again now that the weather is improving. P.S. I love the photo of the squirrel, too. He’s really cute. Hugs to you and your daughter Xx 🤗🌳💞

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    • Thank you, Elle! I too love fallen trees and trunks. I don’t think I’ve read that blog post, but I’m going to look it up. I’m drawn to trees too and definitely have favorites. One of the novels I’m working on centers around a large cypress tree I’ve climbed many times in my life. You don’t sound mad to me at all, but passionate and empathetic. I loved the squirrel photo too! He was just the cutest thing. Hugs back ❤️❤️❤️

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      • Thanks for your lovely comment, my friend. Your novel about your cypress tree sounds wonderful. Thank you for understanding my ‘madness’ aka passion and empathy towards trees (and people, of course). I hope you don’t mind, but I thought I’d send you the link to my tree story. It’s a true story with a few bits added to, hopefully, make it more magical. I wrote it over a year ago, and thought it would be a lot of posts for you to trawl through, so I thought I’d include the link to it. All the photos in this post were taken by me apart from the one of me in my wheelchair when I’d gone down to see my tree with a friend. Much love to you, my dear friend. Xx 💓🌹💞

        Befriend a Tree

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