For this photograph I decided to use chair legs to create strong diagonal lines. I took the photograph at an angle so that the chair legs would stretch from the bottom right corner of the photo and up through to the top right corner.
For this photograph I wanted to lead the viewer into my main subject, which in this case is Monica. I used the lines in the bench to create strong leading lines to bring more focus to the subject. Monica's arm also mimics the leading lines of the bench creating more leading lines to the main subject.
For unusual perspective I decided to take a picture from inside a trashcan. It also worked nicely for creating a frame for my picture as well. By shooting from inside the trashcan looking out, I hoped to achieve some feelings of being forgotten, or left behind. It made a lot of sense to me to create this feeling by looking through the eyes of something thrown away inside a trashcan.
The element of design that is being communicated through this photograph is perspective. I took this photograph from a higher standpoint to avoid shooting at eye level. Shooting from higher up also helped create a more interesting composition for the photo.
Leading Lines: The subject that I was trying to focus on, in this picture, was the lock at the top of the chain. I shot this picture from below using the chain as a leading line. The side of the building also helps create a strong line leading into the main subject.