A month or two ago, thanks to friend and co-blogger Deb (“My Life in CNY“), I started reading the blog of Scott Thomas, a photographer from the Syracuse area (about an hour north of me.) One nice feature of Scott’s blog is that he has regular assignments, and invites others to post links to blog posts / web sites / etc. with their assignment submissions. When he posted the current assignment, “Showing Scale“, I decided it was time to jump in.
For me, the local gorges / waterfalls were the obvious choice of subject showing scale. Both of the following shots were made possible by use of the widest-angle lens I own, the 18-55mm kit lens. Anything else just wouldn’t show the size of the gorge / waterfall for comparison… and the first shot doesn’t even show the top of the waterfall.
But I don’t think going wide-angle was critical to the assignment. (In fact, one of the commenters indicated that she was planning to go macro.) This shot – showing just how wide this gull’s wingspan is – was taken with a 190mm focal length. (Wish I’d made the shutter go a little faster):
Many thanks to Scott for posting the assignment. 139 days into my 365, I’m starting to run out of ideas for new things to photograph – having assignments is a great way to get out of that rut.