View Full Version : April 2014 - Level 2 Photo Assignment - Sense of Scale

04-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Hi members,

The level 2 photo assignment this month is "Sense of Scale".

Okay then who will post first?

(April 2014 regular assignment here (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/photo-assignments/21983-april-2014-photo-assignment-hidden.html))

04-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Can we get a general definition on this topic?

04-02-2014, 09:06 AM
Rules around here are pretty lax but for me 'a sense of scale' would involve 2 or more focal points in an image.

At least one of the focal points should be significantly larger or smaller than the other focal point so that 'scale' is an important and obvious part of the image.

An easy example would be a mountain climber, climbing a mountain where the large mountain dwarfs the person climbing it, and thus the scale of the mountain relative to the climber is an important and obvious part of the image.

(Of course you are free to bust open my definition and interpret this as you wish.)

Hope that may help and thx for posting these assignments yesterday.

04-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Went to go shoot down on the Mississippi River today. I turn around and BAM!!!, I see "Sense of Scale". That is my truck at the bottom, a full size 4 door Dodge Ram.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/13587026225_43603cd002_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mGD4wR)

04-02-2014, 05:43 PM
awesome start AT - the concept is well illustrated here with a good comp to boot!

04-02-2014, 11:32 PM
Very dramatic!

04-04-2014, 01:37 AM
A different bridge from the one above. This si the "Twin Span" of New Orleans (over same river)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/13616946095_99c8d19541_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mKhpEF)

04-04-2014, 09:28 AM
another good one AT!

04-06-2014, 07:18 PM
I liked all of these compositions for the assignment.
1. Couldn't decide between landscape

2. or portrait.

3. This view was from a bit farther back at the same location.

04-13-2014, 12:43 AM
The portrait version has more of a sense of distance. Some nice entries, so far.

04-13-2014, 10:19 AM
mbrager - I dig the comps in all 3 shots expecially shot 3.
The sense of scale between the electricity towers in shot 2 and the mountain is interesting. I think I would have chopped off some foreground though to make those 2 elements fight it out a bit more.

04-13-2014, 05:27 PM
Thanks Q1 and Marko. Yes, I have some shots without the foreground post, but thought it lent more depth to the composition.

04-14-2014, 10:14 AM
Thanks Q1 and Marko. Yes, I have some shots without the foreground post, but thought it lent more depth to the composition.

I'd be curious to see the difference - feel free to post it. Although it surely adds more depth, due to its inclusion the 'scale' isn't singing as loudly as it could.

04-14-2014, 11:40 PM
Perhaps this is what you had in mind, Marko. I agree, the "scale" is more obvious here, as opposed to the depth.


04-21-2014, 12:07 PM
The littlest T Rex