Many a times we tend to make landscape images with all its grandeur and think relatively less on ‘adding’ different dimensions to it.

What I actually mean by dimension is that ‘something’ which may occupy even a small space but takes the image to a completely new level of perception. ‘Scale’ is what precisely I am talking about.

Sense of scale brings lots of difference to a landscape image. It helps in perceiving the vastness of the scene / elements ( as to how big or small it is ) in relation to the the frame.

Sense of scale

Just think how does it feel if we take out these two ‘spots’ from the peak of the mountain?Very much empty , no visual anchor, un-interesting! Isn’t it?

So next time when you are making a landscape image, just think about how can you bring in that extra bit to give the sense of scale. That takes your image to a new level.

Posted By : Ashwini Bhat

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3 thoughts on “Sense of scale

  • December 7, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    Beautiful shot…. Human element adds more drama to the image 🙂

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  • December 8, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    Very valid point, Ashwini (or two points, in the photo above!) I often find that photographing trees and mountains give no indication of their size and scale and it needs something like this to give that extra touch. I wanted to photograph the majesty of the sky behind the sheet rock at Ramnagara, and it was only when I added the photographers that I got something of what I wanted to convey:

    http://deponti.livejournal.com/597957.html

    I felt that I got, to some extent, the immensity of the firmament…

    Thanks for this post!

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  • December 8, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    This is truly amazing quality picture.

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