Leading Lines with Dogs and a Sunset on the farm in Wootton, NSW

Leading Lines with Dogs

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.

Farm Features

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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  1. Elaine on 9 May, 2020 at 1:54 am

    Stunning sky and beautiful photos. I love when we get lucky and mother nature cooperates!

  2. Angela Schneider on 10 May, 2020 at 1:49 am

    Oh, those clouds make for some awesome leading lines. And that sunset. Awesome stuff!

  3. Colleen on 11 May, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Wow, such awesome photos! The sunset is gorgeous and your dogs are the simply the cutest models. 🙂 Nothing can beat the leading lines produced by Nature.

  4. Colleen on 11 May, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Wow, your photos are awesome! The sunset is gorgeous and your dogs are simply the cutest models. Nothing can beat the leading lines provided by Nature.

  5. Tracy Allard on 15 May, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    What a sky! Holy Cow! Great job balancing dark ambient light with your flash – terrific images but the one of the white dog peeking from behind the barn is my fave – just precious!

  6. Tracy Allard on 15 May, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    What a sky! Holy Cow! Terrific job balancing low ambient light with flash – and I adore the image of Luna peeking out from the barn, priceless!

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