Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale — This week, share an image that highlights a size relationship — make us pause and take a second look to understand the scale of the elements in your photo.
The cars and the mountains. How small is man compared to those mountains!
The osprey returns to the nest as the sun sinks behind the hills.
It was time to see how well I could make a landscape in black and white and Arizona seemed the place to begin. These are the Superstition Mountains and high plains.
The names alone make me hear music playing and the pounding of hoofbeats.
Every time “bigness” comes up in a photography challenge, I default to the biggest thing I ever photographed and which has ever since pretty much defined “big” for me.
The Grand Canyon. I know. Not exactly an obscure subject, but it is … well … so very vast. I felt my camera was utterly inadequate to the task of showing how huge and magnificent this canyon is. Known lovingly and locally as “The Big Hole,” you’d need a fleet of cameras — preferably video — to capture it. I am not sure anything but standing and seeing with your own eyes could do it justice.
Here are my best efforts.
Pine trees north of Flagstaff, near the Grand Canyon. Arizona.
It looks like a castle in the desert. Just a natural rock formation, but I like to think a sorcerer lived that and all that remains of his magic is the stone castle, looking over the Little Colorado, Grand Canyon, Arizona.