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.
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14 thoughts on “Super-Scale Me”
I loved the photographs! Actually, that 12 feet of snow made a beautiful photo!
There’s a narrow window between lovely fresh-fallen snow and snow that looks as tired as we are….
That first photo is great. Love it. 🙂
Thank you–recognize the top of the fence by the Pease airfield?
I didn’t so thank you for pointing it out. 🙂
Optical illusions, love them.
That would be a great Weekly Photo Challenge subject!
Love that opening shot ~ great perspective and lesson on scale 🙂
Where is that spider? A pretty interesting choice for public art. :O
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.