Aim: The aim of this exercise is to follow on the exercise on horizontal and vertical lines with 4 examples of strong diagonals.
Approach and results:
For this exercise I wanted to find a mix of diagonals. The examples are all man made but quite different. This first image is of the inside of an old arcade. The elaborate railings provide strong diagonals from all corners, converging near the middle. They provide a sense of direction, movement and focus for the image.
|F3.5 1/13 sec ISO 200|
|F5.6 1/40 sec ISO 100|
|F10 1/160 sec ISO 100|
|F14 1/80 sec ISO 200|
Diagonals create a strong sense of movement and drama in an image. This is the case whether they converge within the frame or cross it.