Posted in pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Weekly Photo Challenge

Scale – WordPress Photo Challenge

coneflower selfie

I’m feeling very small today so this photo seems to fit my perspective well.

Photography, and any visual art, is all about perspective. Where and how you place other objects in the frame can completely change how another part of the picture looks. In drawing, placing an object farther down on the page and making it larger gives the appearance that it’s close; conversely, a smaller object towards the top of the frame seems farther away.

For this week’s challenge, make use of sizing, placement, and scale in your photos. Perhaps you live in a place with mountains, and want to highlight the size of the homes in relation to the dramatic landscape. Or, conversely, if you live in a city, how do the buildings change when you place a smaller object, like a cup or a toy, in the front of your frame? Can you make them appear smaller or, conversely, can you make them look like the biggest skyscrapers in the world?

Have some fun with perspective and show just how big, or little, the world can seem.


Posted in Canada, History, Photo challenge, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province

WP Photo Challenge: Look UP

Toronto (2)

Toronto (3)

Toronto (1)

The tallest tower in the western hemisphere had it’s last piece secured April 2 1975 ever since then the CN Tower has defined the Toronto skyline at 553.33m (1,815ft5in).  That’s a long way to look up!


Toronto from Queenston

Even on hazy summer days you can see the CN Tower in the Toronto skyline. While the buildings in the downtown core are tall the CN Tower; slightly left of the core, soars above them. This photo was taken from Queenston Heights about 65 km across Lake Ontario.

Posted in Canada, Photo challenge, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge

Travel Theme: Dazzling


Toronto buildings

It was a beautiful fall day in Toronto, Canada. We had just visited the University Fair; learning about the choices before her. The day was as bright as her future and the sun dazzled the buildings all around us.






late winter icicles


I love winter days like this! The air was crisp, the sky was a brilliant blue and the sun made the icicles dazzle.






seasonal sparkle

The candles dazzle just says Christmas to me 🙂 Even before they’re lite and flickering.





Kindly visit Where’s My Backpack to see other dazzling photos!