Scale – Weekly Photo Challenge – 10/11/17

This week the topic is Scale.


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You know on most days a tanker truck is a large item, but parked next to a 113,000 ton cruise ship it resembles a toy.


The same concept applies to a train that is relegated to a narrow stretch of track as it navigates a 3000 foot plus mountain range.


Reversing the effect of the first photograph here is our cruise ship from a distance as taken while riding the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad. Our ship is on the right.

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Yes, I know I am overusing the cruise ship dynamic, but I actually took this one with the intent of getting a good shot of Mount Rainier in the distance. Can you see the little motor boat between the tanker at the bottom and the cruise ship father out?




Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale








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5 Responses to Scale – Weekly Photo Challenge – 10/11/17

  1. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Nice photos, Joe. I was hoping to see a train in your entry this week.

    • Joe Owens says:

      The White Pass &Yukon Route ride was so gorgeous Allan. More photos to come.

      • Allan G. Smorra says:

        We were there in ’94 and the train wasn’t running at that time. I wouldn’t mind going back. Skagway and Ketchikan were our favorite ports.

      • Joe Owens says:

        There was several people doing track work and some looked like volunteers. There was tons of “pop-up” water falls due to all the rain and several were washing away sections near the track.

        I think I would like living in Ketchikan during the summer season. I love the port feel.

      • Allan G. Smorra says:

        Is the Ray Troll Gallery still there?

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