When photographing something large, the only way you can really get a real sense of scale is to have something in your image that can be related to. In this case, there’s a boat loaded with about forty to fifty people sailing quite close to the glacier in the background. I intended the boat to be there to depict the grandness of the glacier itself. Without the boat, the sheer scale of the glacier would have been lost.
Conversely, if I wanted to depict how small something is, I would try my best to include something small to relate the main subject with. That’s only if I want to tell my audience that this subject is indeed small. It really all depends on what you want to say.
Taken with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM at 135mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/60s.
Edited with Adobe Photoshop CS5.