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This week, share an image that highlights a size relationship — make us pause and take a second look to understand the scale of the elements in your photo.

Last week, I was lucky enough to find myself in New Orleans. I got an extra shot of luck when I found the baby in the King Cake, making me king for the day.

I promptly named my new charge Henri, and we embarked on a whirlwind tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter — wandering through Jackson Square, eating beignets, and staking out a seat for the evening’s Mardi Gras parade:

henri stakes out a seat for the parade

It’s always easy to get a good seat when you’re barely two inches tall.

I had a lot of fun (too much, some might say) playing with Henri’s scale. A park bench dwarfed himHe was huge in a margarita glass. An old dollhouse spotted at an artist’s workshop proved to be just right.

This week, play with scale. Insert something into a scene to highlight size: your two-year-old in a field of flowers. A dime next to the huge cinnamon roll you picked up at the bakery. Shoot the giant pile of laundry making your couch look tiny by comparison.* Snap a picture of naturally occurring elements, like a Great Dane and Chihuahua together at the dog run. Share a photo from an airplane window showing us the plane’s engine against the ant-like background of the ground below.

Or, of course, you can wander around town taking photos of a tiny plastic baby. Whatever you decide, the word for this week is scale.

*Possibly this is just something occurring in my apartment at the moment; you’re probably much neater than I am.

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  1. Great photo and depiction of scale. I love New Orleans and have my share of babies. They even fit in my tiny margarita glass, where they share space. I hope you and Henri enjoyed your tour. 🙂

    sherry @ fundinmental

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  2. The King Cake tradition is not something I have heard of so thank you for providing the link. Fun tradition. It is ages since I did any photography playing around with scale. I don’t really just play around with photography now that I am no longer part of a camera club. I need to remember to make time for that. My kids like to take photos of their lego minifigures. Maybe I should follow their lead.

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