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Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge

Vertigo  - a building covered in buildingsThis week your photographic challenge is to shoot and share an image or two on the theme of ‘lines’.

‘Lines’ are all around us – they’re in architecture, they’re in landscapes, they’re in many of the things we use on a day to day basis.

In photography spotting lines and working with them can really help with composition and have a dynamic impact on an image – they’re also really helpful in leading the eye of people through an image. We’ve talked about using lines in composition numerous times in the past – check out these articles before you go shooting:

Once you’ve taken your ‘Lines’ image upload it to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to it or – embed it in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSLINES to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the images posted in our last challenge – Nature challenge where there were some great images submitted.

Read more from our Tips & Tutorials category.

Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Amit Barkan

    March 19, 2013 11:03 pm

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8238/8571852556_f6bfbba14d_z_d.jpg

    Lines of Graffiti - leading to the new BU Bridge, Boston, MA.

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8238/8571852556_f6bfbba14d_z_d.jpg' title='8571852556_f6bfbba14d_z_d.jpg']

  • Rookie SLR

    March 19, 2013 09:57 am

    Hi folks,

    Here is my contribution:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/photorookie1/7149457889/

    Thanks

    Rookie SLR

  • mark baily

    March 19, 2013 06:51 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefb666/8568829671/in/photostream thanks for looking, mark

  • Dustin Benefield

    March 19, 2013 03:13 am

    well this my first try at a shoot, but heres the lines that drew my eyes in...
    http://dustinskitso.deviantart.com/art/lines-06-360206970?q=gallery%3Adustinskitso&qo=0
    ps sorry its late.

  • Petra Astner

    March 18, 2013 06:27 pm

    A linear view from a pier in thailand, koh samet. a kind of a blue feeling...

  • micky_alegre

    March 17, 2013 06:39 pm

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8367/8563477953_1237ffa626_m.jpg

  • Tim Eddy

    March 17, 2013 05:24 pm

    One of my first attempts at lines and abstract

  • Sebastien Wiertz

    March 17, 2013 05:20 am

    Thanks for the challenge. here is my quick contribution.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiertz/8561938825/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • tgreene

    March 16, 2013 04:06 pm

    Lines in stone.
    http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp259/flowerfriend/Joshs%20photos/094_1_zpse91bf0f4.jpg

  • Natalie

    March 16, 2013 01:04 pm

    Harvested wheat field in the Coolamon Shire, NSW

    http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o799/Nats1378/IMG_9345resized_zps4d94ee28.jpg

  • Charlotte Mortimer

    March 16, 2013 09:33 am

    Lines in Hong Kong harbour

  • Rennis

    March 16, 2013 07:27 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rennisk/8354296739/

  • Abhijit Telang

    March 16, 2013 03:29 am

    Lines in different format:
    Steps:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhitelang/8418151913/in/set-72157632621709688
    reflection from glass door:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhitelang/8432120224/in/set-72157632621709688
    Roof:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhitelang/8432120778/in/set-72157632621709688
    Golden Gate:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhitelang/8432119350/in/set-72157632621709688

  • Rennis

    March 15, 2013 11:10 pm

    San Francisco at Fort Point

  • enjbe

    March 15, 2013 09:23 pm

    Pink lines

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/enjbe/8512898504/in/photostream

  • LividOstrich

    March 15, 2013 08:43 pm

    Just learning how to take photos, so this weekly challenge and the responses from all the great photographers are a great help. This is a bridge that used to be a railroad crossing over the Dan River in Danville, VA. The lines of the fence rails flow outward to nearly a point out in the distance, giving a perspective that I find to be interesting.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/lividostrich/8559537592/' title='Lines' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8559537592_beb21188a9.jpg']

  • Vanita Kataria

    March 15, 2013 02:51 pm

    Miami Airport http://www.flickr.com/photos/saiyyam/5353951028/

  • Vanita Kataria

    March 15, 2013 02:51 pm

    Brooklyn Bridge http://www.flickr.com/photos/saiyyam/6060140965/

  • Vic DeWindt

    March 15, 2013 12:18 pm

    I live in Atlanta Georgia USA, and in my 70's. I await thus/fri to get my new DPS I love (digital) photography. PLEASE keep up the great job.
    Sincerely,
    Vic DeWindt

  • Sheeba

    March 15, 2013 09:47 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tincangypzee/8557502077/
    #DPSLINES

  • Rob Chenard

    March 15, 2013 08:43 am

    Lake Tholocco shore on Fort Rucker AL, waves make lines in the sand under the water.
    https://twitter.com/MinionRob/status/312317716268716032/photo/1

  • Natosha Lund

    March 15, 2013 06:36 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tosha113/8558019466/in/photostream

  • shoshanna

    March 15, 2013 05:17 am

    Lines of shadow and light

    http://imageshack.us/a/img341/7020/fortmcallisterblackandw.jpg

  • Alex T

    March 15, 2013 05:10 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33487865@N02/8556633311/

  • paula masterson

    March 15, 2013 05:02 am

    Sitting in a wonderful wooden swing and gazing up at the sky ...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/knzfan/8510192430/

  • James Doyle

    March 15, 2013 04:12 am

    Here is a roof at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/72000235@N03/8066089225/in/set-72157631072255220

  • Claudia

    March 15, 2013 03:52 am

    Taken on walk through Edinburgh:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93687669@N02/8557787348/

  • Claudia

    March 15, 2013 03:03 am

    A picture taken on a walk through Edinburgh. What do you think about it?

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/93687669@N02/8557787348/' title='Lines_12_620' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8557787348_0ff5b54b32.jpg']

  • Claudia

    March 15, 2013 02:59 am

    A picture taken on a walk through Edinburgh. The lines really draw your sight to the building in the middle.
    What do you think?

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/93687669@N02/8557787348/' title='Lines_12_620' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8557787348_0ff5b54b32.jpg']

  • Alex

    March 15, 2013 02:41 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/33487865@N02/8556633311/' title='Espirito Santo Plaza' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8556633311_825e3c8e56.jpg']

  • Abbigail

    March 14, 2013 03:17 pm

    KLCC Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Dr_Fu_Manchu

    March 14, 2013 11:46 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29432399@N06/8043632657/

  • Iza Korwel

    March 13, 2013 11:26 pm

    Abstract of lines and light created by trees casting shadows on the fresh snow:
    http://www.korwelphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Shadows-of-trees-on-fresh-snow.jpg

  • Clara Bejinariu

    March 12, 2013 10:49 pm

    sky lines
    http://500px.com/photo/14117641

  • Chris

    March 12, 2013 10:01 am

    My contribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/howardfamilync/8548526919/in/photostream/
    These are some construction materials. Enjoy! :D

  • dominic tellez

    March 12, 2013 09:47 am

    Shot this with my iphone while out running in the desert.

  • Martin

    March 12, 2013 09:05 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/m-art-in_h/8015674906/in/set-72157631603247152

  • Martin

    March 12, 2013 09:04 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/m-art-in_h/8015768324/in/set-72157631603740683

  • John Sotiriou

    March 12, 2013 12:57 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnsotiriou/8362475996/in/photostream

  • Chris

    March 11, 2013 12:45 pm

    Two Kinds of Lines
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/learnrunwrite/8547291074/

  • stephen hill

    March 11, 2013 11:28 am

    Something i was playing around with.
    https://twitter.com/photocandy_hill/status/310909962698252288/photo/1

  • alebaffa

    March 11, 2013 10:04 am

    Here my contribution:

  • Paul Jolicoeur

    March 11, 2013 09:41 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hapscanon/8458116995/

  • Kieran

    March 11, 2013 07:16 am

    What a great subject, it seems to be the first thing I see when i walk around looking for photos to take, only after that does anything else swim into vision. http://flic.kr/p/dWZvTt

  • Caroline

    March 11, 2013 06:28 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sage1018/8545031981/in/photostream

  • Chris

    March 11, 2013 02:02 am

    http://beyondexif.blogspot.com/2013/01/oceanside-pier-2.html

  • Bill McCarroll

    March 11, 2013 01:46 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/billmccarroll/8542988345/

  • Bill McCarroll

    March 11, 2013 01:34 am

  • Bob S

    March 11, 2013 12:24 am

    Cinque Terra, Italy

    Lines in the clouds....
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54134914@N00/5436058011/in/photostream

  • Alessio Rota

    March 10, 2013 08:43 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54296162@N06/8423566727

  • Steve

    March 10, 2013 08:35 pm

    Simple shot with lines and shadow

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Sussex/G0000_5TD.G6UA3c/I00007Fd_MAyRi58/C00006idB3II8aC4

  • Gail

    March 10, 2013 06:37 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62779017@N04/8544408316/in/photostream

  • Travis

    March 10, 2013 02:07 pm

    Here is my picture for the weekly challenge
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93839850@N03/8544002264/

  • Chris

    March 10, 2013 11:35 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/learnrunwrite/8543623130/in/photostream/

  • Chris

    March 10, 2013 11:34 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/learnrunwrite/8542521909/

  • solange

    March 10, 2013 10:14 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66062078@N03/8543516304/in/photostream/

  • solange

    March 10, 2013 10:14 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66062078@N03/8542407743/in/photostream/

  • Alessio Rota

    March 10, 2013 08:21 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54296162@N06/8256590513

  • Willy Campbell

    March 10, 2013 07:36 am

    Here are my attempts:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/willyc808/8510213277/
    and
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/willyc808/8508314613/

  • Kim Marston

    March 10, 2013 07:00 am

    http://www.digitizephotography.com/p324030887/e52605652

  • Zain Abdullah

    March 10, 2013 04:39 am

    Seri Wawasan the suspension bridge, Putrajaya, Malaysia

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/seriwawasan/e1679711a

  • Zain Abdullah

    March 10, 2013 04:35 am

    The Mughal Architecture-inspired Old High Court Building in Kuala Lumpur

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/old-high-court/e3efa994a

  • Srikant

    March 10, 2013 04:26 am

    A snap of the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok highlighting the converging line technique:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/srikant_kuanar/8349833841/in/photostream

  • Yane

    March 10, 2013 03:58 am

    On and off
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcklaboratory/8542593598/

  • Greg Eigsti

    March 10, 2013 03:48 am

    And one more
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregeigsti/8183891756/

  • Greg Eigsti

    March 10, 2013 03:43 am

    Larger size than the thumbnail previously posted...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregeigsti/8469299559/

  • Greg Eigsti

    March 10, 2013 03:39 am

    When I use the "add images to your comment" below my post does not show up. Linking to jpg on Flickr and have tried medium and thumbnail.

    So here is another lines photo from my Flickr PhotoStream
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8469299559_92aa047f76_t.jpg

  • Greg Eigsti

    March 10, 2013 03:28 am

    Thanks for the contest!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregeigsti/8523003110/

  • Andrew Dizon

    March 10, 2013 03:01 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93704247@N02/8540796229/in/set-72157632930123177

  • Alessio Rota

    March 10, 2013 01:12 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54296162@N06/8297318676

  • satesh

    March 9, 2013 11:54 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/satesh/8482398544/

  • CDScott

    March 9, 2013 11:33 pm

    I haven't been here for a long time. Thought I would share this morning.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdscottphoto/sets/72157632951299881/

  • COLIN BOND

    March 9, 2013 11:13 pm

    Field of new sown maze
    http://flic.kr/p/e1HZFR

  • blueb3ll

    March 9, 2013 10:49 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/27790223?from=set/687661

  • Justin Wong

    March 9, 2013 10:31 pm

    My entry for this week's challenge:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78973795@N03/8540224733/in/photostream

  • Julien

    March 9, 2013 08:50 pm

  • Andre...

    March 9, 2013 08:48 pm

    First timer :P

    http://totallynotandre.tumblr.com/post/34557302032

  • Filipe Rodrigues

    March 9, 2013 08:16 pm

    Have a great weekend

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotisto-pizoto/8522046712/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotisto-pizoto/8533821461/in/photostream

  • Sam

    March 9, 2013 06:14 pm

    Exam time !!

    http://500px.com/photo/27775507

  • Kevin

    March 9, 2013 02:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/73481282@N04/8254472631/in/photostream

  • Marcos Loyola Rivera

    March 9, 2013 01:59 pm

    Lines in a stair
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mloyolarivera/7940532670/in/photostream

  • Rob B

    March 9, 2013 11:45 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_369/8540983270/in/photostream/

  • John

    March 9, 2013 11:41 am

  • inkid

    March 9, 2013 11:08 am

    have a nice weekend ;)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkid/8191275471/

  • Splat

    March 9, 2013 10:52 am

    From a covered bridge.

  • Tom O'Connor

    March 9, 2013 10:50 am

    Here's one from NOLA:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e5399dcf8

  • Annette Gendler

    March 9, 2013 10:49 am

  • Michal France

    March 9, 2013 09:44 am

    my lines:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90949112@N02/8518722165/in/set-72157632777156007

  • Cherrie Zell

    March 9, 2013 09:06 am

    http://cherriezell.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/dps-weekly-challenge-line/

    I'm a digital learner, and as a result find these prompts to have a go very helpful. Thank you.

  • FarzinPhoto

    March 9, 2013 08:21 am

    lines in an abandoned factory... :)
    http://farzinphoto.com/archives/genuine-hardwood-floor-at-packard/

  • Thomas Schmidt

    March 9, 2013 07:51 am

    A pylon is an excellent object for lines. :-)

    http://thoschmiphotos.blogspot.de/2012/03/pylon.html

  • Jack Foster Mancilla

    March 9, 2013 07:50 am

    I love it. … I tried to post earlier, but it came out empty.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8446094300_58aa601161_c.jpg

  • Jeff E Jensen

    March 9, 2013 07:44 am

    Oh man, this is one of my favorite subjects! In fact, I have a gallery show that opens tonight on this very subject. It seems everywhere I look, I am drawn to lines.

    Here's some recent images from Philadelphia, PA:

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2012/12/philly.html

  • Jack Foster Mancilla

    March 9, 2013 07:10 am

  • Scottc

    March 9, 2013 07:09 am

    Great subject, I was instantly reminded of a visit to Karlovy Vary.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5438053955/

  • Andrew Russell

    March 9, 2013 07:09 am

    http://500px.com/photo/22377607

  • Ankur

    March 9, 2013 06:23 am

  • Ankur

    March 9, 2013 06:21 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ankur_dreams/8532437219/in/set-72157632937776227

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