Composition – use leading lines to show the concept of infinity is the challenge for #DogwoodWeek8. We enjoy using leading lines sometimes, but this week they need to lead to infinity, and that has been a problem. My mom did not like this challenge at all. Too bad we can’t do last week’s love challenge again! We are happy this week is done!
When we think of leading lines to infinity, we thing of a road going over a hilltop, a bridge that seems to go on forever, so many things like that. Our issue is that the photo couldn’t really have a dog in it because to us, it would stop the motion of the line. It is winter making it more difficult with all the white snow. To get to any bridges that might work, we would have to walk through a lot of very deep snow. Frankly, we didn’t have the time or desire to do that this past week.
Lines on streets are pretty much buried right now, so that idea was out. The first thing we tried is this set of snowmobile tracks. Minnesota is all about snow and snowmobiles. The track appears to go on forever, and has strong lines on both sides from the skis. We think it works, but all the white and snow is rather boring.
The photo we finally decided to use is this road photo. The leading lines created by the edges of the asphalt are a natural occurrence from the treatment of the road, and the traffic pattern. We find it fitting since we are buried in snow now and all the roads look like this. Who knows where this road goes after the leading lines hit the curve to the right? We would say they lead to infinity.
Thank goodness this week is looking much more inviting. Obviously, we won’t enjoy every challenge. Nevertheless, it’s still good to figure something out, get the mind, and creativity working.