Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tiny (This week's Photo Hunt theme)

Before people start screaming "cheat!" upon beholding at my entry for this week's Photo Hunt, here's pointing out that -- as more than one of my socio-cultural anthropology professors were ever so found out of observing -- everything is relative. Or, as this entry's second image shows particularly well, it's all a matter of perspective...! ;)

Alternatively put: An aeroplane, including the commercial aircraft plane that transports hundreds of humans and tons of luggage like the one I saw flying among the clouds and managed to take a photo of one Sunday morning, is something that we generally consider to be a pretty large object. But when far away from us and compared to other things (including the clouds in the sky), it does indeed appear to be pretty tiny.

Also, as we all undoubtedly know, it doesn't matter whether one is looking up or down so long as there's plenty of room in between us and what we're looking at. At the same time, it must be said, things do tend to look quite a bit more dramatic when you're looking down rather than up -- like in the second photograph; one that I took while standing on the section of the 338 meters tall Macau Tower's Observation Lounge that boasts a glass floor. (And for the record: Those are indeed my Doc Martens-clad feet looking huge relative to such as the vehicles and such 223 meters below!) ;b


Nancy Jensen said...

I say, if it looks tiny, then it qualifies for the theme. Good job!

I have several pictures up! Hope you stop by to see them.

Liz Hinds said...

It looks tiny to me! I have a similar photo up.

Second photo, too scary ...

Gattina said...

That isn't cheating that's the truth ! If I look up in the sky airplanes are tiny fortunately ! Otherwise they would be almost on your house !

YTSL said...

Hi Nancy --

Thanks and yep, went and stopped by at your place. :)

Hi Liz --

Stopped by at your place too. Your second photo's great! As for mine: Yeah, that glass floor does take a while to get used... ;)

YTSL said...

Hi Gattina --

Wow, guess we were writing comments at about the same time! And thanks for the "no cheating" vote... :)

Ginabee said...

I like the perspective of both. All looks tiny to me. Thanks for sharing.

Andree said...

I've never heard of a glass floor! I couldn't figure it out for quite awhile there!

CRIZ LAI said...

Great shots. The plane is so small. Wishing you a calm, happy and lovely weekend!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Yes, everything is relative! Nice shots. :)

My tiny photos.

lissa 07 said...

I like the perspective on the second image - I don't it's cheating with the airplane shot.

-tnchick- said...

I think it's perfect for tiny. I think the plane appears more tiny than lookin' down from above (well, in the photo, anyway). Both are clever shots for today.

Anonymous said...

the shot of the plane is my fav...
about the 2nd one... its quite dark... so not very good...anyway... nice work...

mine's up too... check it out...
have a nice weekend... cheers

Katya said...

Oh, I do so appreciate the jet!!! As I was sitting in the hot tub this am, I saw a jet pass overhead, and, by golly, I thought...THAT is TINY!!!! hehehe
Good job!

Anonymous said...

Those are both great photos. I was amazed with the glass floor! Don't think I would be standing on it though, Have a great weekend, and thanks for sharing.

A. said...

Oh I couldn't have taken that second one. I have real difficulty standing on glass floors.

But you're absolutely right - everything is relative - and defintitely not cheating!

In fact a picture of something that really is tiny has to have something to measure against, otherwise who knows?

jmb said...

I think this qualifies without a doubt for the theme. Excellent photos. I never thought of this way but it is perfect.

YTSL said...

Hi Ginabee --

And thank you -- and everyone else on this thread -- for coming by and checking out my Photo Hunt entry and leaving some comments. :)

Hi Meeyauw --

I, OTOH, have encountered glass floors elsewhere but the one at the Macau Tower most definitely is the highest up of all! :b

Hi Criz Lai --

Thanks. Hope you have/had a great weekend as well. :)

Hi Dragonheart --

Glad you agree with me. :)

Hi Lissa --

Appreciate your positive "votes". :)

Hi TNChick --

Thanks for stopping by and am glad that you agree that they're okay/appropriate shots for the "Tiny" theme. :)

Hi AlvinC --

Re the 2nd shot: Well, I know it's not perfect but I think that the appropriate bits are bright enough for people to see what I would like them to see. So... ;S

Hi Katya --

Don't know about you but I've often had that wish that I could get a photo of a jet that I saw in the sky when I didn't have a camera handy. So was really pleased to be able to take that first photo... :)


Have to admit that I did feel like I had to gather up some courage before I could step on that glass floor... ;b

Hi A. --

Definitely agree that " a picture of something that really is tiny has to have something to measure against, otherwise who knows..." :)

Hi jmb --

Thanks for the compliments. :)