It is true that diagonals are easier to create than verical or horizontal line. When using a wide angle lens, it is actually pretty hard to let those lines not become diagonal! In taking these pictures I have looked for real diagonal lines, lines that are diagonal because of perspective and diagonal because I changed position from where a picture was taken.
Reading this chapter has made me aware of the active feel and movement that diagonal lines bring in the picture. It's nice to be more and more able to put into words why a picture can look so different from others, appeal more or less, even when it's exactly the same scene.
Through this chapter I have also learned how the use of different focal lengths influences the sense of dept and therefor the perspective in an image. More on that in my next post about The Best Stairs Photo Ever.
All pictures were taken on the island Goree, just of the coast of Dakar.