I’ve been looking through my photos for an example of good, or poor, use of vertical lines and I thought this might be a useful example of good use.
The vertical line of the tree on the right blocks the strong horizontal line of the bridge. Without it, the eye would follow the bridge right out of the photo. The trunk and the branches keep the eye moving within the focus of the image, which is the bridge and the village. The brightness of the blue and orange houses also helps to balance the image.
Cee’s Compose Yourself: vertical lines