Photography myths - sense of scale

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Quarkcharmed
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Re: Photography myths - sense of scale
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ggbutcher wrote:

No myth, methinks. We all bring our learned references to the regard of any image.

Thing is, there's a lot that can be done at capture to mess with those references. Here's what I think is such an example:

The object at the bottom is a prototype (not a model) steam locomotive and one freight car, combined length about 100 feet. That it's dwarfed by the surrounding scenery belies that fact...

That's a pretty good shot.

I think of you shoot a lot with different focal lengths you can eventually train yourself and have a good sense of perspective depending on the focal length. Although an average viewer won't know the focal length and also the crop factor most of the time, so it may be very hard to calculate the relative sizes of objects.

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