The first part implied analyzing the pictures from the course material. I had to find implied lines on two different shots. Here they are:
1. On the first shot one line above the horse is rather showing their movement direction. The other line, eye-line, is showing contact with a person on the picture.
2. On the second shot I found three implied lines, all referring to the movement of the bull.
The second part of the exercise was to analyze three own pictures and fid implied lines on them:
1. On the first picture I found an implied line connecting two brightest points of the shot. The other line is creating a bigger diagonal that goes through the whole frame. The third line is showing the direction of movement.
2. On the second shot I have found only one line, which is an extension of the main object, pointing to the city.
3. On the third picture I have found two lines, pointing to the direction of the movement.
The third part of the exercise was to take two shots with different implied lines:
1.The line on this shot represents the extension of a line, adding up to the slight shadow behind the wind surfer.
2. The second shot is an eye-line. Here I decided to have some fun and made a composition of a mouse and an elephant. The mouse is clearly looking at the big animal suspiciously. It was quite difficult to make a composition, where the implied line would be seen. I had to experiment with different exposures and finally decided that the best shot was at f.3.5 and 1 second shutter speed. I wanted to have both the mouse and elephant in focus, and tried to experiment with very long exposures. But I realized that by having everything in focus I sacrifice the depth of the field, and main objects became too flat.
The implied lines is a very subjective, though interesting thing, when preparing a composition. It makes photographer think about the objects within the frame more thoroughly.