Perspective and proportion
When we plan to place lanterns in our gardens, we usually think about what style of lantern we want, and where to put it.
But do we give much thought to the lantern's size?
Here are two pictures - each has a lantern inserted but one lantern is smaller than the other.
When I look at the smaller lantern and then at the rest of the picture, I get a distinctly different impression of the garden's size from the impression I get when I do the same thing with the other picture.
Do you find the same thing? I ask because I think that the size we select can make quite a difference to a garden's overall appearance. Do you agree?