Leading lines with dogs and a stunning sunset in the Wootton Valley
This week’s theme in our pet photographer’s 52-week project is Leading Lines. Yesterday we had the most beautiful autumn afternoon here on our farm in Wootton. I headed up the driveway, with my camera, and Speedlight and a few of our dogs. My goal was to find some leading lines for this week’s topic.
Leading lines are an essential element of composition to learn and understand because these lines significantly affect viewers and how they perceive your image. For the photography enthusiasts reading this, here is another useful resource on leading lines to read: Leading lines photography.
The universe delivers yet again
The road we live on is a very quiet dirt road which leads into the Wang Wauk State Forest. We rarely see vehicles travelling past, sometimes only one or two a day and sometimes none! It can feel like our own private driveway but we still need to be alert and wary when walking our dogs there in case a vehicle does come along.
So I started working on taking some photos of our dogs on the road or along the fence line to demonstrate leading lines. The sunset that was forming above us was getting more amazing by the minute. It was time to change tack. Such natural beauty just had to be harnessed.
Luna and Daisy obliged my vision by sitting up on the cattle ramp. This ramp leads into the corral at our top gate. This enabled me to safely achieve photos which suited the topic of leading lines and also capture the incredible sunset that was gifted to us. Henry also decided to play along at the fence line. Finally, some photos of Luna with the last of the sunset taken just before we headed back down to the house for dinner. These last photos gave us some incredibly natural leading lines in the cloud formation to showcase the gorgeous Luna Lyons.
I hope you enjoy these photos.
Thank you for reading! Please head on over to check out Angela & Bella of Noses & Toes Pet Photography, wrangling another human into a hike on the Palouse, for Angela’s take on this topic, and continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.
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