Saturday, July 30, 2011

Is it big?

Little things can sometimes be made to look big, we see it all the time in the movies.  Here are some small things that I tried to make look big.

This is a model house I designed and built out of balsa wood back when I was in high school and planning on becoming an architect.  I took it out into the field next to my house and shot it with the city in the background.

Aerial view of the same house.

I planned to go out and try my hand at a bunch of new “make it look big” shots, but as often happens in life, I haven’t had the time.  I’m still going to see what I can pull off, but I don’t know if it will be in time for this week’s theme.  I’ll let you see how it goes.  I did try a few quick ones, this one was the only one that came out at all.  This tree is about a foot and a half tall.

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12 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

The camera never lies! These look big to me. I'm impressed by your balsa wood house.

Little Nell said...

Oh that is a very clever take on the theme. The balsa wood house is impressive - fooled me!

Karen S. said...

Oh my gosh Max, had you not told me what the photo was of, I would think the way you set it up that it was a real place out in the middle of who knows where. It could be like a where in the world is this place and what is the building? So cool...the second too, but it doesn't appear quite as real to me...but what a very neat project that you made as a young and creative lad! Very big in style! Have a fun weekend...and why not hop on over to Six Word Saturday...I think you could come up with some really clever six words! Enjoy your weekend! Don't let the boys play with your cool house!

Max said...

Wow, thanks for the kudos folks, I didn't realize that picture was so convincing. You made my day. If you want some perspective on the house's actual size, you can check it out here. Unfortunately it hasn't fared too well these last 30 years and countless moves. As you'll see it has a little bit of damage. Maybe I should get some more balsa and renovate the thing, eh? Thanks again.
Karen - I'll have to check out that Six Word Saturday and see if I can come up with anything.

The English Teacher said...

Wow. That tree looks much, much bigger than you said it is. Nicely done.
Nice house, too.

Max said...

Thanks, that was the look I was going for, glad it worked. :)

Alexia said...

Fantastic! Really convincing, especially the first shot, and the tree.
Clearly, you were a great loss to the architecture profession :)

Carmi said...

I'm totally not the only one who had NO IDEA that house was teeny until I read your entry! Freakin' cool! I'm always drawn to those who see the world through a different lens. Which is why I'm always drawn back to your work. What cool vision!

Big, indeed!

Max said...

Alexia - Thanks. I ended up in teaching because of a bunch of convoluted, unexpected turns my life took, but I'm glad I ended up here.
Maybe it's just because I knew that house was a model, but I'm still surprised at how convincing that first picture is.

Max said...

Carmi - Thanks, it's good to see someone appreciate my warped way of looking at the world. I'm glad you keep coming back! And I'm glad you keep Thematic Photographic going so that I have a showcase for this kind of stuff.

Limar said...

Really cool shots! And what a nice house! :)

Michelle said...

nice one!..you got me... i thought it was real :) especially the house in the field it looks like an old picture... :)