Desire lines

Desire lines, desire paths, desire, ease of movement, natural access.

Paths that are developed by natural usage, often following natural geographical features such as streams, contours and direct routes rather than the route dictated by concrete and governance.

A desire path (formally referred to as desire line in transportation planning, also known as a game trail, social trail, herd path, cow path, goat track, pig trail or bootleg trail) can be a path created as a consequence of erosion caused by human or animal foot-fall or traffic. The path usually represents the shortest or most easily navigated route between an origin and destination. Width and erosion severity can be indicators of how much traffic a path receives. Desire paths emerge as shortcuts where constructed ways take a circuitous route, have gaps, or are non-existent.

AP Monthly Competition – July 2013

Another month another entry into the competition.

This month it is Square Format.

Composing your shot to fit the frame is a key skill in photography. In our digital age we’re perhaps getting a little too comfortable with the standard rectangle format. It’s time to take it back and see what you can do with a square. 6×6 enthusiasts can manage it. Can you?

The first three images are all from the archive and again I will see if I can add anything that I’ve taken specifically for the month later