Three tiny figures are the focal point of a long view, drawing your gaze along the avenue of young trees. As artist L S Lowry well understood, the human eye is finely tuned to finding other human beings in a landscape. A distant figure may appear in silhouette as no more than a blob, two sticks and a minute circle but eye and brain together read ‘person’.
A tiny stick figure strides along a distant board walk in Parc George Valbon
Tiny figures down below in the square give a sense of scale to a nighttime view of the Pompidou Centre
A high viewpoint makes the Scottish Parliament building look like an architect’s model, complete with tiny people
The reflections make this canalside view almost abstract but the tiny figure in a hi-vis jacket stands out as a point of human interest
A distant figure gives a sense of space and movement to this image of a Northumberland beach
Visitors shrink into insignificance in the vast spaces of the gardens at the Chateau de Versailles
Figures who might have walked straight out of a Lowry painting prepare salmon nets on a sandbank in the River Tweed
A small bridesmaid, escaped from a tedious photo shoot, lets off steam in the Parc de Sceaux. Tiny figures in the far distance give a sense of the enormous scale of this grand landscape.
A selection of mostly recent photos, prompted by the Weekly Photo Challenge Tiny.
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