On a Grand Scale

Scale is an important aspect of photography as well as art and design. The size of one object in relation to another can make the difference between an ordinary and an extraordinary photo. Here are some examples that illustrate this point:

Fiorello LaGuardia with halibut (1939)
By  C. M. Stieglitz, World Telegram staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Description:

Fiorello H. LaGuardia, mayor of New York City, posing with a 300-pound halibut at the Fulton Fish Market.

Paaseiland Kempeneers (1978)
By Paul Kempeneers (Personal collection of Paul Kempeneers) [CC-BY-SA-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons


This is one of the Moai statues on Easter Island.

Cristales cueva de Naica (2010)
By Alexander Van Driessche [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

These giant gypsum crystals are located inside Cueva de Naica, a cave located in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. Other names for this cave are Cave of the Crystals and Giant Crystal Cave.

Giant christmas ball (2004)
By Scott Sandars from Melbourne, Australia (Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Grand Kanin, Sweden (2011)
By F (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Description:

 Its a big rabbit in Orebro in front of church , the bunny was placed here upside down and was major attraction to tourists. It was placed here in summer 2011, during the OpenArt biennale. See this object at the site of artist Florentijn Hofman

This bunny looks like it was resting against the church, but it was not. It was actually propped up against another statue in front of the church. Here is another photo of the yellow bunny taken at a different angle:

Florentijn Hofman Big yellow Rabbit
By Peterappelros (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Description:

From the exhibition OpenART in Örebro, Sweden, 2011: Florentijn Hofman Big yellow Rabbit


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