Photo 101: Scale 2.0

Day 14 goal:  Convey the relative size of objects in your photos by using a carefully chosen point of view.

close up photo of white metal outdoor chair in front of pink house


white metal outdoor chair in front of pink house

You’ve probably heard this story…

A man is moving to a small town.  As he drives into town, he sees an older gentleman sitting on a front porch, so he pulls up in front of the man’s house and rolls down his window.

“Excuse me, Sir.  I just bought a house nearby, and I was wondering…What are the people like around here?  Is it a good place to live?”

The old man leans forward on his porch swing and asks, “What were the people like where you used to live?”

“Oh, they were great!  I had the nicest, friendliest neighbors who looked out for each other.  I’m really going to miss the kind people there!”

“Well, you’re in luck!” the old man exclaims with a smile on his face.  “That’s exactly the type of people who live in this town, too!”

Let me sum up the rest of the story to keep this brief:

A few hours later, a second man stops and asks the old man the same thing, but says everyone was mean and spiteful where he came from.  The old man says everyone in that town is awful, too.


What’s the point?  Much of life depends upon your point of view — your expectations of and reactions to the people, things, and situations around you.

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

~ Proverbs 15:13

Proverbs 17:22 written in gold letters on a photo of a rainbow, Merry Hearts Medicine


Click the following link to see Scale 1.0 — I had fun creating an illusion with apples and oranges for this theme the first time I participated in Photo 101.


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