Today’s assignment in the Developing Your Eye II series (okay, so I’m a few days late) is “Nature” with the intent of finding what are known as “leading lines”. These are features of the picture that have the effect of leading the viewer’s eye into the heart of the picture. Hiking trails, whose sole purpose is to lead the actual hiker into the heart of the picture, seemed like a natural subject.
Here in Albuquerque, one of the ways we make lists like this one (11th out of 20) is to have ready access to many great hiking and biking trails. For instance, today I headed east (toward the mountains) on Academy Road for about twenty minutes until I ran out of oxygen, then parked and walked a few hundred yards out on the Michael Emery trail. Next time, let’s go together!