26 Photographs That Use a Vanishing Point to Great Effect

For photographers, finding a vanishing point, or an implied vanishing point in nature or human-made environments can result in a very sharp compositional opportunity. While they are often found in long roads and tall buildings, the collection below shows that wherever they are, a good photographer can turn them into a powerful image. Share your own vanishing point photographs in the comments!

The Vanishing point by Mustafa Khayat, on Flickr

Patterns on a rooftop by Steve-h, on Flickr

The lonely walk by VinothChandar, on Flickr

Dawn Mist on the Chiltern Line by Ella’s Dad, on Flickr

Almost to the point by Steve-h, on Flickr

Atomium Escalator by saturn ♄, on Flickr

The Calatrava Tunnel (Explore) by Bert Kaufmann, on Flickr

O’hare by papalars, on Flickr

Passage by fdecomite, on Flickr

endless by Victor Bezrukov, on Flickr

The Grand Corridors @ Tanjore Brihadeeswara Temple by VinothChandar, on Flickr

Vanishing Point Chileno Valley by St0rmz, on Flickr

Vanishing Cables by laszlo-photo, on Flickr

2011-25-09 by Manu_H, on Flickr

Vanish by -= Bruce Berrien =-, on Flickr

Untitled by Mikelo, on Flickr

the road ahead by Dave_B_, on Flickr

Vanishing Point by rynde, on Flickr

The Vanishing Pier by प्रतीक, on Flickr

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37 thoughts on “26 Photographs That Use a Vanishing Point to Great Effect

  1. Martín Pels

    Great photos !!![img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/2562_1124094184666_1296472285_30391866_3952065_n.jpg[/img]

  2. Simon Geddes

    Great shots, question, you use the term vanishing point where I would say leading lines, any difference?

    1. Laurie Anne

      Simon,
      Correct me, anyone, if I am wrong…
      I believe the vanishing point is that part of the image that seems to disappears or is inaccessible, at the very end of the leading lines.

  3. Alessandro Mattia

    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/65063814@N03/6621536005/in/photostream [/img]

    1. Alessandro Mattia

      [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/65063814@N03/6621536005/[/img]

      previous attempt did not work. I will try again :-))

  4. Celso Bressan

    Just a suggestion to the moderators:

    It seems that a lot of people have been having problems with the location of the image. To my understanding, that’s because the Submit Comment is automatically appending the “/img” prefix to the URL which renders the URL invalid.

    Please, remove my previous submission with this error.

    Thanks.

    Bressan

  5. fuels the imagination!

    [img]http://media-cache-ec0.pinterest.com/upload/91760911127936690_BoY0F2Y1_f.jpg[/img][img]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5179/5497226680_37c16d5df4.jpg[/img]

  6. lovefromhell

    fuels the imagination! thanks[img]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5179/5497226680_37c16d5df4.jpg[/img]

  7. taeler

    all of them are really good except for the 12th down I think with the fence. you can see where the fence curves and since it cu rves there isnt really any illusion to it or vanashing point. shouldnt be in this article. anywhere else that picture may have been beautiful but not here.

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