Weekend Photography Challenge #417 Big/Small

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  • #384441

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Really big subject or really small subject, and an extra challenge if they're both in the same shot!

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  • #384472

    Click
    Participant

    Dignity statue, Chamberlain, South Dakota, USA

    Dignity

    • #384503

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Click, great composition.  Two locations of people give sense of scale.  I've never heard of this monument.  I like it.

    • #384578

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice, Click! I hope you’re working on a photo book of the Dakotas and Wyoming… You have the material, that’s for sure!

    • #384683

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Excellent pic Click. Love the tourist sitting in silent contemplation in the shade admiring the statue. The size of it demands admiration which then invokes a very real sense of the beauty and history of her people.

      I googled it and was pleased to discover that it's not sitting isolated in a field somewhere as I first thought. It should be accessible and seen by all.

    • #384799

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Lovely!

  • #384473

    Click
    Participant

    Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, USA

    Delicate Arch

    • #384477

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Killer light Click. Love it!

    • #384481

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Love that shot, Click!

    • #384497

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Beautiful Click! This is on our list of places to visit in the not-too-distant future.

      • #384549

        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Plan that trip Carefully Leanne, temperatures can be very extreme, I was there once when it  over 115 f  for two weeks straight.

    • #384533

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Both images manage to clearly show us the scale of the big objects and the arch lets me appreciate a natural wonder I've never seen “in person”.

    • #384640

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Very Nice Click

    • #384684

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      What a fantastic colour palette Click. It's near impossible to imagine the forces that act over time to sculpt such a thing. Brilliant image!

    • #384798

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Wow man! This is a superb shot, well done!

    • #385630

      davidc
      Participant

      Great shot Click. Looks surreal 🙂

  • #384482

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

    Small man, with a large heart, on a small horse in a small parade…

  • #384490

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Hoverfly on Calendula.

    • #384499

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Great catch, Dave. Love the colours.

    • #384505

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Hoverfly looks really interesting, not familiar with it.   Great image.

    • #384534

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Those of you who make mages of small insects always amaze me. First, because it's not the kind of thing I tend to be interested in taking photos of and second, I don't think either my camera nor I can get the focus needed to create the image. Thanks for showing me what I probably wouldn't see by myself.

    • #384686

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Great shot, great colour Dave. And thanks for letting me know what these things are called. I took a shot of a slightly different but very similar looking insect recently and it was just hovering in mid air so it must be a type of Hoverfly!

    • #384976

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Thanks all for the comments. 🙂

    • #385633

      davidc
      Participant

      Great contrast Dave. Well done

  • #384500

    LeanneC
    Participant

    Small ladybug in the big ‘ol world. I call it, The Road is Long (sing it if you know it)

    The Road is Long

    And a small spider (a few millimeters at best) with big eyes! I call this one, My What Big Eyes you Have!

    My What Big Eyes you Have!

    • #384506

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Spiders are amazing.  This is great, Leanne!  Emerald eyes….

    • #384535

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Definitely a fitting song for your amazing image Leanne. The focus is spot on.

    • #384572

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      The ladybug is my favorite! What patience you have to capture these excellent shots. I’d be scared that the spider would jump on my camera, and I’d drop it! Lol

    • #384689

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      …with many a winding road… Love that song, love the pic Leanne!

      I can't believe that spider is so small. How the hell did you even see it to take it's picture? Not to mention capture it in such minute detail? Scary to think these guys are all around us unseen 🙁

      • #384929

        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks all!

        And to answer your question, Graham – I spotted it running across the hood of our vehicle! We were visiting my folks and over a few days we found they were everywhere. I believe it is a jumping spider. I had one take quite a leap off of my arm (I probably jumped as high). Apparently they can come as small as 1 mm. Those ones I would most likely miss!

    • #384754

      Andre P.
      Participant

      Both pictures are excellent.

    • #384800

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Nice! Love the spider most!

    • #384842

      Holly K
      Participant

      The spider's drivers license will say “eyes: green.”  🙂

      • #384930

        LeanneC
        Participant

        LOL! For sure Holly! Thanks Andre and Tobie.

    • #384978

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Two great shots Leanne. And two thumbs up for the spider pic!

    • #385066

      Preston
      Participant

      Love the spider Leanne! Way to show that it's a cutie and not scary

    • #385634

      davidc
      Participant

      Tiny worlds full of giants. Superb Leanne.

       

  • #384507

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    Large load, small man…    Village outside Danang, Vietnam.

    • #384536

      Bobbie
      Participant

      This is a fantastic image Anne. It shows me a small part of another life. The brilliant colors in the image strongly contrast the man's serious face.

    • #384555

      Lenny Wollitz
      Participant

      Lovely!

    • #384573

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Wonderful image!

    • #384690

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Something about this shot makes me wish I was there making a simple living like these guys. I like the two in the rear…looks like one guy doesn't want his picture taken while the one behind him smiles happily at the camera.

    • #384981

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Every aspect of this image works really well. Nicely done Anne.

    • #385636

      davidc
      Participant

      Looks like portable air bags for motorbikes. Super shot Anne.

  • #384511

    Tom M
    Participant

    Little puppy in carrier…

    • #384576

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Awwww. What a face!

    • #384691

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      There's only one word and Bruce said it. Awwwwwwww……..

    • #385638

      davidc
      Participant

      What's not to love.

  • #384513

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Big trees, little people;

    • #384983

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Nice play of light and shadow.

    • #385639

      davidc
      Participant

      Land of the giants. Good catch Graham.

  • #384520

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Anothery…

    • #384574

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Wonderful image! He’s anchored so close to shore, I’d be worried about a wind shift… I’m sure he dropped a stern anchor as well. Lol

    • #385640

      davidc
      Participant

      They are very big those ships. Like a small town.

  • #384537

    Bobbie
    Participant

    Small shoes, big balls

    • #384692

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Erm…no comment.

      • #384955

        Bobbie
        Participant

        My work here is done 🙂

    • #385641

      davidc
      Participant

      brilliant title and photo Bobbie.

  • #384560

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    My Adult Daughter with a Giant Sequoia

    • #384563

      Holly K
      Participant

      Wow, that's amazing!

    • #384575

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Now THAT”S a big tree!!! Great shot.

      • #384639

        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        As I remember this is General Sherman and is the largest known single stem tree on planet earth, not the tallest but having the greatest mass. The Tree measures 103 feet/31 metres around, and soars 275 feet/84 metres tall and it’s still growing. Every year it adds enough wood to make another 60-foot/18-metre-tall tree.

    • #384680

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Holy crap Batman! Thats one helluva tree. It must weigh a thousand tons! Do you know its approximated age? I only ask because my local newspaper has a story today about some local council wanting to remove a significant Red Gum tree to make way for a development of some sort. The tree is estimated to be 800 years old but the trunk's diameter at the base is only about three times the width of your daughter. Your tree must be thousands of years old?

      • #384759

        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Google Says any where from 2000 to 2800 years.

    • #384803

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Wow, that's huge!

    • #384931

      LeanneC
      Participant

      That is so cool! Thanks for sharing that Robert!

    • #385064

      Preston
      Participant

      Fantastic shot Robert!!  I applaud you being able to get the whole tree in one image.  It's brings back the feeling of awe I had when I first saw them.

    • #385642

      davidc
      Participant

      Yep, That's big!

  • #384642

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Small and smaller, ants and aphids …

    ants and aphids

    • #384694

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Beautiful lime coloured soft tone in this pic Diane. The critters don't seem to mind each other's company? If this was your back garden I'd be getting onto those Aphids quick smart 🙂

      • #385023

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Graham, the ants ‘farm' the aphids. They were on a dock weed, which had to go at some point anyway.

    • #385643

      davidc
      Participant

      Lovely colours, Tersha.

  • #384755

    Andre P.
    Participant


    From big to small …

    • #384965

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      I have a collection of Matrushka dolls – love them. Grandkids do also. Enjoyed seeing yours. What is height of biggest and smallest?

      Pat

      • #385575

        Andre P.
        Participant

        11 cm for the “biggest” and 2 cm for the smallest (4,3  to 0,8 inches). It's a small set. Bought them in 1994 in Berlin (the origin seems to be Polish).

        But now I have to reassemble all these parts … I will be well occupied for the day ;-))

    • #385644

      davidc
      Participant

      They look in good condition for 20 odd years old. Lovely, Andre

  • #384802

    Tobie
    Moderator

    The Dahlias are really nice this summer. The birds were a bit quiet on Saturday so I decided to turn my attention to flowers (i.e. with the 150-600mm lens). I only saw this little critter as I was zooming in during the shoot.

    grasshopper

    • #385645

      davidc
      Participant

      Looks like a small garden growing in the flower. Perhaps the critter is a gardener. 🙂

  • #384810

    Tobie
    Moderator

    Robert's tree shot reminded me of this (not so good!) image from my bridge camera days (one of Canon's first ever digitals). It's the bottom part of ‘Chapman's Baobab' in Botswana, estimated to have started growing in the days of the Farao's in Egypt (3,000+ years ago).

    I could not take it from further away because the idea was to still recognize my wife! 😉

    Very interesting: as I was quickly checking the facts about the tree on the ‘net, I've discovered that the tree has fallen! What a shame! More details here if you're interested. This article reckons it's over 5,000 years old. Who knows…

     

    boabab

    • #384832

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Love this photo Tobie

      • #384915

        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks Robiert!

    • #384841

      Tom M
      Participant

      That tree is amazing, nice photo…

       

      • #384916

        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks Tom!

    • #384883

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Read the article that you provided the link to Tobie. Incredible that something could survive for so long and grow to such an immense size while living in the middle of a desert! Must have had very deep roots?

      • #384917

        Tobie
        Moderator

        O absolutely Graham! If you look at the size of the roots which my wife was sitting on then you can only imagine how deep they go down into the soil below them.

        @diripics

    • #384928

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Wow! That is amazing. Great shot, Tobie. I love the part about the ‘tree mail'

      • #385168

        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks Leanne! Yea this is one of those instances where I wish this tree could talk!

        @leannecleaveley

    • #385646

      davidc
      Participant

      Great shot. They are big trees.

  • #384820

    davidc
    Participant

    Can you spot the small 🙂

    Canada (1 of 1)-9

    • #384823

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Amazing waterfall with such detail in the wall of rock. Had to zoom in but spotted him eventually. I think he's calling the chopper rescue people?

      • #385647

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Graham. I would love to go up there.

    • #384918

      Tobie
      Moderator

      This is just magic David! Makes one realize how small we are in Nature in general.

      • #385648

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Tobie. We really are very insignificant on this world.

    • #384956

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Nature is truly amazing and you do it justice (as did many others in this challenge).

      • #385649

        davidc
        Participant

        Cheers Bobbie. Don't think there would be many photographers if there was no nature.

    • #385020

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Incredible David, took me ages to find him! Great shot

      • #385650

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Tersha. We had walked from the falls just as he was starting the climb.

  • #384834

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Great Photo David, finally did spot him, spoiler its the only bit of red in the photo.

    • #385651

      davidc
      Participant

      Thanks Robert. Red is the colour.

  • #384957

    Bobbie
    Participant

    “Maybe if we don't look at them they won't see see us”

    • #384982

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      That's awesome, Bobbie! Love the title. In my mind, the birds and the hippos are both saying it! 🙂

    • #385019

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Great shot Bobbie, love the title! 🙂

    • #385229

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Thanks so much for your comments Kent and Diane

    • #385652

      davidc
      Participant

      Maybe the Hippos were creeping up on the birds. Great shot Bobbie

  • #384984

    Pat Garrett
    Participant

    Would like to stop and comment on all…really appreciate the work displayed here. You  all push me! Have never seen a Mushroom/Fungus so huge.

    • #385025

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      That's pretty big Pat, cool shot!

      • #385037

        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Thanks, Tersha. Miss it when I can't participate – and comment.

    • #385653

      davidc
      Participant

      Can you eat it. If so it would feed a few. Nice catch Pat

  • #385024

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    dewdrops….

    early morning moss

    • #385039

      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Begging me to wiggle my toes in the cool of the dewdrops!

    • #385049

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Lovely!

    • #385230

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Phenomenal image Diane. You shoot so precisely, both technically and artistically, and constantly amaze me by the new worlds you help me see.

    • #385319

      LeanneC
      Participant

      Love this Diane! Looks so fresh.

    • #385381

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Wonderful light and bokeh.

    • #385432

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Nice

    • #385654

      davidc
      Participant

      Very nice. 🙂

  • #385044

    Holly K
    Participant

    Big Tea and Little Tea

    • #385231

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I'll take little please. I don't drink much tea but I like it concentrated when I do.

    • #385655

      davidc
      Participant

      Cool shot. Are they very old as they have the early cartoon figures on them.

  • #385048

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Badlands - South Dakota

    • #385065

      Preston
      Participant

      Nice capture Kent!  I hope you stopped at Wall Drug whilst out there

      • #385384

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        DEFINITELY! > Wall Drug – 500 Miles > 🙂

    • #385169

      Tobie
      Moderator

      Wow nice one Kent! The human figures add a lot to understanding how large this is!

      • #385388

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Truly! Thanks for the comment Tobie.

    • #385232

      Bobbie
      Participant

      It was very thoughtful of them to wear bright colors so we could see them easily 🙂
      Where are these colorful strata?

      • #385387

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        The Badlands in western South Dakota. My wife and I took a road trip out there to take pictures. It rained the entire time… a lot. This is one of two keepers that I shot out of 4 days of trying.

    • #385393

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      What a beautiful spot. I think the dramatic storm clouds fit the scene much better than a blue sky would have.

    • #385433

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Nice Kent,
      Stirs a not so fond memory though, I was out here hiking in 2015 with my Wife and 2 of the kids and we found a Body, ended up being a missing hiker from Nebraska.

      • #385612

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Oh wow! I can't imagine that! It is a pretty desolate place- even with the tourist traffic.

    • #385656

      davidc
      Participant

      Cool Shot Kent. Its hard to imagine how big these places are.

  • #385063

    Preston
    Participant

    I felt like I was coming up short this week with a grand display of big and small,  until I realized that to the Lichen, a 6 inch stump is huge.

    • #385233

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Love the creative thinking Preston

    • #385657

      davidc
      Participant

      Like this shot. Makes me think all the Lichen are actually climbing the stump from left to right.

  • #385394

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Big shoes. Small tractor.

    • #385399

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      🙂

    • #385658

      davidc
      Participant

      Defo  wont fit on the tractor, not with them feet. Good one Dave

      • #386137

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks David. This shot taken at a tulip festival at a place called Wooden Shoe Farm. There was a line about 10 people deep waiting to get their picture taken standing in these big shoes. Was probably like that all day long. 🙂

  • #385624

    Kate McCarthy
    Participant

    "A Matter of Perspective" This was taken in Bryce Canyon, Utah. I found it ironic.

    • #385659

      davidc
      Participant

      The more they stare at the phones the less they see. well caught Kate.

  • #385625

    Kate McCarthy
    Participant

    This was taken in Bryce Canyon, Utah in fall.  I found it ironic and call it “A Matter of Perspective”.

  • #385669

    StevenM
    Participant

    Big Eiffel Tower, Medium Lamp Post, Small PersonEiffel Tower at sunset

    • #386391

      davidc
      Participant

      Like the composition Steven. Small being big and big being small. 🙂

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