We’ve all seen photographs of places that we intend to visit and seen images of things that look very large and grand. In almost every case, the impression that one gets from the photograph either is smaller or larger than what you expected. We very often try to take photographs with people in the foreground so that we can truly appreciate the actual size of the image. Whether it is boulders, sand dunes, pyramids, artwork, etc., having people in the foreground will certainly give you a perspective on the actual size. Here are just a few photographs where we have tried to ensure that we are able to understand the actual scale of what we were looking at.
When we go on a road trip, we will often take photographs from our drive in a similar way to how we take pictures out of windows of an airplane. During our road trip to Scottsdale a few years ago, we took many different photographs as we made our way from Colorado to Arizona. We converted several of the pictures to black and white, which obviously changes the perspective. At least to us, seeing photographs in black and white has the effect of making it feel as though the pictures were taken some time back in time and not in the present day. Do you have an opinion of black and white photographs?