Converge – that’s the theme of the weekly photo challenge this week. Converging lines and shapes cannot be avoided in photography but it can be manipulated to make it interesting. A photograph is a two-dimensional image but photographers attempt to add a sense of depth in photography by manipulating convergence of lines and perspective to make their image appear to be three-dimensional.
In architectural photography especially formal architectural photography, converging verticals are supposed to be avoided otherwise the buildings will look like they are toppling over. So verticals have to look vertical.
On the other hand, especially in informal creative shots, converging verticals can also be interesting as it adds some mood and drama to the picture besides emphasizing the height of a building. Having said that, converging verticals have to be obvious which normally is produced by using ultra-wide angle lens to show that it is intentionally done.
Let me share with you some shots with converging lines or converging verticals to answer this week’s weekly photo challenge.