a blue cyclist pedals through the grey desert in Utah.The diagonal line of this desert road helps draw the viewer’s eye through the image. It also adds a sense of action and a dynamic look to the photo.

To take a slanted road shot, stop your partner and have them wait while you search for an interesting camera perspective. Once you have found it, either just signal to your partner to start pedaling again so that you can take their picture.

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