One of the tools in a photographer’s composition kit is the leading line – an element that leads the viewer's eyes into an image. An effective line leads to something interesting and adds a third dimension, depth, to a photo.
In this example, our field road lined with cool-colored green corn in late August leads to warm-colored fog in the distance. The white dots in the road, little heads of ladino clover, and the longer grasses at the base of the corn rows are important because they add visual interest – colors and texture – to the line, which takes up a big portion of this photo.
Tip: Incorporate a leading line when you can. Photo by The Ashton Photographer.