Leading lines & shapes

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Train your eyes to look for lines and shapes. Leading lines draw the eye into an image and straight to the subject. These could be paths, drystone walls, a river, row of trees or shrubs, a staircase or driveway. 

Converging lines – two or more lines coming from different parts of an image to a single point – can also be very helpful.

This shot (which totally ignores the rule of thirds, which is OK in this case as placing the horizon on the bottom ⅓ line would remove a lot of the main point, the stars) used a river to draw you towards the mount.  

Many photographers use the causeway for a similar effect.