A Real Sense of Scale

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.

Notes:
Taken with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM at 135mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/60s.
Aperture: f/11.0.
ISO 100.
Edited with Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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This entry was published on May 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm. It’s filed under DSLR Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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