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post by Ciano   |  | 
How do I make this quarry look big?
< on 5/1/2020 8:03 PM >



So I found this beautiful old quarry, scrambled up the highest cliff on its side, and took this photo. Without that sense of 3D depth perception that you get from looking with your own two eyes, the quarry looks smaller and the vantage point looks lower than it did in real life. I got some close-by tree branches in the foreground, but I just couldn't figure out a way to make the place feel huge. I was using an 18-55 kit lens with my crop-frame-sensor camera, do I just need a full frame and a better lens to get a shallower depth of field and blur those close branches? Should I have stood further back to make the vantage point look higher up relative to ground level? I appreciate any tips, thanks for popping by.


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post by randomesquephoto   |  | 
Re: How do I make this quarry look big?
<Reply # 1 on 5/1/2020 8:44 PM >

I mean. It looks big.


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post by Natchraz   |  | 
Re: How do I make this quarry look big?
<Reply # 2 on 5/1/2020 8:51 PM >

Posted by Ciano
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49467024137_153b76c040_b.jpg

So I found this beautiful old quarry, scrambled up the highest cliff on its side, and took this photo. Without that sense of 3D depth perception that you get from looking with your own two eyes, the quarry looks smaller and the vantage point looks lower than it did in real life. I got some close-by tree branches in the foreground, but I just couldn't figure out a way to make the place feel huge. I was using an 18-55 kit lens with my crop-frame-sensor camera, do I just need a full frame and a better lens to get a shallower depth of field and blur those close branches? Should I have stood further back to make the vantage point look higher up relative to ground level? I appreciate any tips, thanks for popping by.


Longer focal length if it isn’t hazy around there.


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post by OpenHouse   |  | 
Re: How do I make this quarry look big?
<Reply # 3 on 5/1/2020 9:09 PM >

I think a quick solve would be cropping it so that the water on either side is cut off by the edges of your frame. The amount of space it takes up in your photo could make it look larger.


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post by Ciano   |  | 
Re: How do I make this quarry look big?
<Reply # 4 on 5/2/2020 12:49 AM >

Posted by Maxxer Power
I mean. It looks big.

I don't know when you changed your username but it's hilarious. And I'm glad you think it looks big already, that's a nice compliment.

Posted by Natchraz
Longer focal length if it isn’t hazy around there.

So stand further back and zoom for the frame, right? Thanks for the advice.


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post by randomesquephoto   |  | 
Re: How do I make this quarry look big?
<Reply # 5 on 5/2/2020 5:56 AM >

Posted by Ciano

I don't know when you changed your username but it's hilarious. And I'm glad you think it looks big already, that's a nice compliment.


So stand further back and zoom for the frame, right? Thanks for the advice.



Ok. So, yes, that would do it maybe. But, I think also difficult to do unless you could physically get yourself higher.



And...



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post by uLiveAndYouBurn   |  | 
Re: How do I make this quarry look big?
<Reply # 6 on 5/13/2020 5:38 AM >

Rent a bounce house and put it in the lake.



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post by Steed   |  | 
Re: How do I make this quarry look big?
<Reply # 7 on 5/13/2020 7:22 AM >

Maybe having something of a familiar scale in the shot would help, like a truck down on what looks like a road on the left bank, or a raft in the water. A bouncy castle would just be fun.

Also, looks like Randomesque changed his username back, probably after the name change failed to bring instant YouTube followers.


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post by randomesquephoto   |  | 
Re: How do I make this quarry look big?
<Reply # 8 on 5/13/2020 10:15 AM >

Posted by Steed
Maybe having something of a familiar scale in the shot would help, like a truck down on what looks like a road on the left bank, or a raft in the water. A bouncy castle would just be fun.

Also, looks like Randomesque changed his username back, probably after the name change failed to bring instant YouTube followers.


Haha. Thanks for noticing. Actually, when people kept calling me Max! That was enough.


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post by DescentOnARope   |  | 
Re: How do I make this quarry look big?
<Reply # 9 on 5/13/2020 10:21 AM >

Fixed.

441236.jpg (87 kb, 1024x559)
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