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Re: The best object to provide scale on a photo showing a small object is:

by mertserger (Curate)
on Mar 02, 2011 at 13:22 UTC ( #890980=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The best object to provide scale on a photo showing a small object is:

I used to help out on an archaeological dig and they always used a ruler to show scale.


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Re^2: The best object to provide scale on a photo showing a small object is:
by Argel (Prior) on Mar 02, 2011 at 22:47 UTC
    But that's purely functional. The OP doesn't specify how the photo would be used, so going for something that can cover both functional and artistic goals makes more sense.

    Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks

      So now we have to define both small AND best?

      -- Time flies when you don't know what you're doing
        The best object to provide scale on a photo showing a small object is:

        Well, that is what the poll is about!! (^_^)

        Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks

Re^2: The best object to provide scale on a photo showing a small object is:
by cdarke (Prior) on Mar 10, 2011 at 08:16 UTC
    The digs I have been on use a surveyer's ranging pole (red/white bands), which seems to be fairly standard. But it depends on what "small" is: a ranging pole would be no good to show the size of a coin, but a ruler would not be useful to show the size of a small building. Size matters.

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