On the outskirts of New Plymouth, by a clear river flowing from Mt Taranaki to the coast, a river with trout living in it, stands this Chapman Taylor house. The grounds and house are now open to the public and I do recommend a visit if you are in this vicinity.
But that is not why I am writing this post. I am writing it because it illustrates a tendency that I have when I am photographing, one could say, it is a theme of mine. I can’t help it, I don’t even think about it in advance, it just seems to happen. The question my camera often seems to ask is this: just how big is this object that we are looking at?
An example is this image of Tupare, it is actually quite a large house, but in this case has come out looking miniaturised. Typical me I say.

Log House

Nearby, here in Alexandra this log house has just been built. I often visit it, not because I particularly like the architecture, but because there is something about the scale of the building that intrigues me and alteration of scale is a theme that i return to again and again, although why, I have no idea.