Super-Scale Me

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Slide a hand over the lower left-hand corner and what do you see?  A majestic snowy mountain range?

Only the relatively wee barbed wire-topped fence gives away both the scale and subject.  It’s actually only about twelve feet of plowed snow caught at sunset.  (Use of the word “only” to modify “twelve feet of snow” will not come as any surprise to inhabitants of the Northeast.)

I enjoy playing with scale when taking photographs, whether it’s an artificially overblown snow pile or a deceptively Lilliputian panorama reflected in a garden orb.  An icicle seems to dwarf an enormous willow tree.  Old Boston’s architectural scale captured in a single shot in Copley Square.  A towering arachnid and a tiny beagle puppy.  My husband’s still-warm hand, billowing clouds and blue and green mountains dotted below.

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2021 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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14 Responses to Super-Scale Me

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  2. I loved the photographs! Actually, that 12 feet of snow made a beautiful photo!

  3. That first photo is great. Love it. 🙂

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  5. Marie Keates says:

    Optical illusions, love them.

  6. Dalo 2013 says:

    Love that opening shot ~ great perspective and lesson on scale 🙂

  7. dunelight says:

    Where is that spider? A pretty interesting choice for public art. :O

    • Stephanie says:

      It has since been taken away (I can’t imagine why), but graced the entrance plaza of the art museum at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. I got some pretty strange looks when I crawled underneath it to take some pictures.

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