Monday, October 27, 2014


Photography is a marvellous thing. With the right (or wrong) lens you can capture or distort reality. A telephoto lens compresses things and a wide angle lens allows us to exaggerate spatial relationships. Factor in the ability to capture multi-image panos and you can have fun.
On a recent trip to Arizona I was able to ‘play around’ with scale.

The first image illustrates the impact of shooting wide and ensuring a close foreground element. The scale of the nearby dead tree branch draws you to it, before you ‘see’ the scale of the background vista.

The last two images are panos and their scale becomes apparent when you examine the scene and spot the people against the scenery.

There is so much to photography and so little time in which to learn all its nuances.

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