Weekly photo challenge: scale
This week we are asked to play with scale in the weekly photo challenge. Some suggestions were given to help with this challenge:
Insert something into a scene to highlight size: your two-year-old in a field of flowers. A dime next to the huge cinnamon roll you picked up at the bakery. Shoot the giant pile of laundry making your couch look tiny by comparison.* Snap a picture of naturally occurring elements, like a Great Dane and Chihuahua together at the dog run. Share a photo from an airplane window showing us the plane’s engine against the ant-like background of the ground below.
In today’s post I have selected three photos.
In the first photo, I have shown two penguins in Antarctica. Normally penguins are found in groups but these two were out on their own – giving some concept to their relative isolation in the vast Antarctic landscape.
The second photo was made in Sossusvlei, Namibia. The trees provide some perspective to the size of the sand dunes.
The third photo shows a light plane I travelled on last weekend – it was a long weekend here in New Zealand so I spent the weekend away in Golden Bay (top of the South Island of New Zealand). Since I live in the North Island – this flight provided a very accessible method of finding my way to my destination – but as you can see it is smaller than most planes used for commercial travel. I will post more on this trip and my time in Golden Bay in the near future. As a taster, I will say now that Golden Bay is a wonderfully photogenic location and is well worth a visit for anyone coming to New Zealand.