So, lines. Leading lines, horizontal or vertical lines, diagonal or converging lines, crazy erratic lines. I like them, really I do. I just don't seem to see them as often as maybe I should.
Here are some lines I like from 2013.
As you descend into Devil's Gulch in Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Kentucky, you travel down narrow stone steps before you get here, to a more user-friendly path. I recently used this to fulfill the "leading lines" assignment. I suppose it's not as straightforward as some leading lines but I still think it counts.
I really like the perspective of this shot. I think it's pretty obvious that I'm just standing at my normal height, ready to go down the steps. A common tip is to be wary of shooting from the easy, obvious spot, but in this case I think it works.
I took this with my wide angle zoom (18-55mm or something) and in the unprocessed image, the vertical posts were all splayed out from center - the opposite of the "tall buildings falling over" effect. It feels a little funny to use the perspective tool with such a heavy hand, but I like where this one ended up.
I might also point out that this is an exposure blend of three different versions of the raw file. That's a lot of processing for me but it wouldn't have worked without it.
This is a decrepit fire escape behind a building in Akron, Indiana. I don't really know but I suspect that this is one of those shots that I like a lot more than other people do. As a photo, I like the deep colors and sharp contrast and straight lines going every which way. And I'm just a sucker for decay, like falling-down old barns or weather-worn gravestones.
The ol' Dutch tilt thing isn't something I do very often but here it gives that little nudge towards abstract that I think is necessary.