Image of the Week – Faculty shadow corridow

Simon Levey from the Grantham institute takes a phone call while walking along a corridor of light outside the Faculty building.

Image © Thomas Angus / Imperial College London  [Click Image to expand]

The Imperial Campus is constantly alive with changing reflections and shadows with so many small gaps between closely packed buildings, many with reflective surfaces, some which only occur at specific times of the year and only for a few minutes a day, the light corridor in this image was closed less than 5 minutes after this image was taken…

This image also happens to be a text book example of leading lines, with almost all of the key lines in the image pointing to one thing, the subject. Simon is effectively bang in the middle of 4 giant arrows, and that’s where our eyes will go. This frame was shot loose to make the most of the fluid sea of temporary seasonal reflections on the floor, which could also be useful for copy space or shape cropping in any abstract editorial usage.

The original image along with the others from this set are on the image library here.

What is a ‘leading line’?

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Here is a short video exploring ‘leading lines’ in photography on

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