The Art Institute of Chicago this weekend, I viewed an exhibit of photographs by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. He was the official photographer for the U.S. government survey expeditions through out the "wild west." In a number of photographs from this expedition, he has these amazing landscapes of untouched greatness and upon taking a closer look, you can see a teeny tiny little figure of a man.
These images resonated with me, to some degree I am trying to show the great expanse of nature using miniature figures and macro photography while he truly was showing the extremity and overwhelming scale of the natural world.
Sources: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3.