Scale #photography

This week, Austin and Toby are helping with the WordPress weekly photography challenge which has the theme of Scale.

We’re going to think about the universe for the purpose of this challenge. Here’s Austin showing us what the scale of a large comet would look like when it enters our solar system.

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Watch out! Here comes Comet Austin.

Like me, they know we live in a big world. However, our world is small in comparison to the universe. In the following photo, Austin demonstrates by playing planet Earth. We’re looking at him from Venus and, way over in the background, that tiny white 29- story building is Jupiter.

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This is hot work. I hope I’m not too close to the sun.

In the next photo, Austin is still planet Earth, while Toby is the Sun. Look how much bigger eight-month-old Austin (Earth) is to six-year-old Toby (the Sun). Toby (the Sun) may look small, but he’s 1.3 million times bigger than Austin (the Earth).

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The tip of my nose is the North Pole, while the tip of my tail is the South Pole. How clever is that?

However, when Austin (the Earth) was pulled into the gravity of Toby (the Sun), they were both bigger than the city of Swansea. The city has a population of over 244,000 people, and you see again just how bigger Toby and Austin are to that 29-story building (Jupiter) in the background.

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Did anyone say treats?

Thanks for helping me to explain scale, you two. The treats are on me.

Do you think Austin and Toby did a good job helping with this challenge?

Photos were taken on the beach at Swansea Bay.

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  1. You and your team created a wonderful post, Hugh! Very original and funny. And, now you know how to dress Austin and Toby up for Halloween as well, if that is celebrated in the U.K. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Liesbet. Yes, we do Halloween but haven’t got to that stage of dressing up quite yet. It’s more about ‘treats’ for Toby and Austin, especially given that ‘treats’ is a daily word they know very well. 🎃

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  2. A valiant attempt and i commend you three for trying! 🙂

    The problem of perspective raises it’s ugly head here however, in that appearances are very, very deceptive to our weak human brains! (Both Jupiter and the Sun being massively larger that Austin, who in turn should have been dwarfed by the vast distances between the photographer, Earth, Jupiter and the Sun).

    The dogs indubitably have it all figured out however, and consumed their treats and that’s all that really counts! 🙂

    love.

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    1. I have, Debby. Although Austin has been rather naughty this weekend. He’s attempted to eat a pair of John’s reading glasses and also torn some his gardening magazines to shreds. If you saw Austin’s face after we caught him in the middle of the chaos, it was like “I was just reading your gardening magazine and it exploded into tiny pieces.” I wish I’d taken a picture.
      xx

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      1. Lolllllllllll, yes you missed the Kodak moment! OMG, I could write a book about my sister’s many dogs through the years eating strangest things. One dog was a sex maniac, he’d go into the dirty laundry basket and eat the crotch out of underwear at every chance. Another ate the drywall in the front hall. Her big Newfoundlander as a (large) puppy, ate, anything that he found in the bathroom wastebaskets – including – unused portions of bottled hair dye, razor blades! oh yes, and let’s not forget that he chewed, and ate one whole remote control for the TV Can you top any of these? LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 🙂 🙂 🙂 xx

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      2. Nope, but John did have a dog that ate right through the back door of the house once. Snoopy was also partial to chicken curry and chips and loved to steal sweets from children. Thank goodness Austin isn’t showing any signs of that…just yet. 😀 xx

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  3. Hi Hugh, Nora shared this on Twitter, and it is so cute. I retweeted it. Even if your scale is not perfectly precise, it is interesting. I had no idea we were so much closer to the sun than we are to Jupiter, or maybe one picture is not scaled to another. But what a creative post this is. 🙂

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