Depending on the sort of photographer you are, you’ll either agree or disagree with me as I emphatically extoll my affinity for terminating leading lines into any of the four corners of a frame. You get double points if you can terminate two lines into separater corners, too. :)
As a photographer who absolutely loves architecture, I find this practice to be logical – akin to trying to find symmetry and parallels in a scene. I tend to terminate lines into corners because it gives the viewer’s eyes a logical start point – a springboard of sorts to begin the visual journey through the frame. You start in the corner, work your way in and then work your way over. All areas of the frame get some eye-love and the viewer begins to develop a story in their minds. They get engaged with the shot and it gets gears to turn, spurring their own creativity.
As far as I’m concerned, the greatest gift of a photograph is that it is another source of fuel for imagination, creativity, and most importantly, inspiration.
In terms of processing
I took this shot with my good friend, kick-ass photographer and onOne colleague, about two months ago on Hayden Island, bordering Oregon and Washington. This is a two image long exposure blend using the Masking Bug in Perfect Layers by (it’s free, ya know!). One exposure covered the sky and the other covered the remaining foreground.
Next, I liberally applied a Blue Filter from Perfect Effects 3, masking it out of the pylons and the refinery in the background. I didn’t do much to process the rest other than add a tiny Warming Filter and some Tonal Contrast for texture.
Final touches were achieved in Lightroom 4.1RC.