Capturing the scale of nature
Article Excerpt: When considering nature images, one finds that most differ by the scale of scene captured. Three loosely defined categories to keep in mind are:
* Grand Scenic – covering large expanses of the landscape
* Intimate – perhaps the most elusive of all – isolating the “scene within a scene” – keeping only what’s important and giving the viewer a sense of being there.
* Close-up and/or macro – enlarging and drawing attention to elements often too small for most casual viewers to notice otherwise
Each of these requires a different way of examining and interpreting a scene. Surprisingly a given scene may yield successful images in any or even all these scales – standing in front of a grand mountain scene, you may discover interesting patterns that can be isolated, or a small flower at your feet.
Do not “lock” your vision to a given scale. At any opportunity, try to think about all possibilities. You may find interesting new and original compositions even in the most familiar places.~Guy Tal from his article Landscape Photography Composition Part 1