These photos are quite amazing but the most striking are the ones that reveal the scale of what is being shown. Seeing a 10-story flight of stairs or people in the context of these tunnels transforms them, revealing how massive they truly are. It’s impossible to know how large these objects are without a frame of reference. But by putting something familiar into these scenes, the photographer has provided us with a sense of scale that is extremely powerful.
Spring. You can always tell when Spring has arrived. The days are noticeably longer, the trees and flowers are in bloom, and everyone is taking photographs of flowers and dandelions. Everywhere you look is another one. To some it’s cliché and is something to be avoided. I disagree.
The Photodoto lens review database is becoming a great resource for lens comparison when you are in the market for new glass (and, honestly, who isn’t?). The reviews from actual owners and users of the lenses are starting to really fill out the database. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. You are helping to create a resource that will help your fellow glass junkie. So far the Nikon lenses are getting the most reviews. If you know a Canon owner with an opinion, point him this way.
Photos posted in this category are selected from the contributions of members of the Photodoto discussion group at Flickr.com.
If you haven’t read Capturing motion with panning, get to it because it’s this weekend’s assignment. There are lots of opportunities for capturing panning shots from vehicles to people to sports. Check out these shots for some inspiration! Have fun with it and share your results with us at the Photodoto discussion group.