Have you ever visited the National Parks at peak season?
The good news– including a well-placed person in your frame provides the needed perspective to appreciate the landscape.
Monument Valley is a spectacular place. I loved the touring trucks coming up from the valley at sunset giving a true sense of the massive size of the iconic “Mitten” Buttes.
Day Is Done, Monument Valley
Thanks to this hiker, the image has some scale.
A Perfect View, Bryce Canyon
The colors and formations are otherworldly in this scene. The small slice of road and the car help contribute to a sense of scale in this Badlands landscape.
Yellow Mounds and Road, Badlands
The Badlands National Park is one of the most interesting places I have ever photographed. I often push the human form toward the edges in landscapes creating visual tension and interest.
It’s an amazing experience photographing the Grand Canyon, however, the images often lack scale because the landscapes are immense. The people on the rocks across the canyon give a sense of the enormity of the scene. It’s a little bit scary, too.
Vast and Tiny, Grand Canyon
This image is an interesting combination of human form, man-made trails and the natural beauty of the hoodoos and pines.
Trails and Hoodoos. Bryce Canyon
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
~ Gustave Flaubert
The Weekly Photo Challenge is Scale.