Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

From Cashel, Co Tipperary.

The Rock of Cashel is always an impressive and beautiful sight from any angle.  But standing among the graves, looking up at the round tower that nearly blocks the sun, you can really get a sense of the scale of the place.

And not only in size, but also in history, too: the round tower and several other parts of the structure date from the 1100s.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

??????????From highlands around Quito, Ecuador.

We stopped for a quick lunch on our hike up into the mountains around Quito, and this tiny friend decided to join us.  I have no idea what kind of butterfly this is; we saw so many in both the highlands and the lowland rainforest.  This photo is one of the few semi-decent macro photos from my Ecuador trip—not bad for a little 5.1MP/3x optical zoom Nikon Coolpix.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale