Curves, like diagonals, have a sense of movement and direction, and is some ways can be considered a kind of diagonal line. Because they pull the eye in, they are useful in planned composition. Curves have associations of smoothness, grace and elegance, and so add these feelings to an image.
• The Art Of Photography (OCA course book), Part 2, Curves, p.80
Requirement: Look for and take photographs containing curves that emphasise movement or direction – (4 photographs)
I think the curves in this composed photograph give a sense of movement. It may not be obvious in this view that is part of a wind-driven toy, but the whole structure of it is meant to impart movement.
I like the simple and obviously functional curvature of this building.
A section of a sculpted structure, that in whole formed two simple ovals.
The gentle organic curves of these fern leaves suggests the constant direction of their typically rapid growth.