<div class="hero">
  <h1>Image Scale <strong>on Hover</strong> </h1>
  </div>
  
<div class="container">
 
  <figure>
    <img src="https://d13yacurqjgara.cloudfront.net/users/220419/screenshots/1714518/shot-codigo.jpg" alt="Thumb" width="400" height="300" />
    <figcaption><div>Thumbnail Caption</div></figcation>
  </figure>
  
  <figure>
    <img src="https://d13yacurqjgara.cloudfront.net/users/220419/screenshots/1678299/shot-7.jpg" alt="Thumb" width="400" height="300" />
    <figcaption><div>Thumbnail Caption</div></figcation>
  </figure>
  
  
  <figure>
    <img src="https://d13yacurqjgara.cloudfront.net/users/220419/screenshots/1664639/shot.png" alt="Thumb" width="400" height="300" />
    <figcaption><div>Thumbnail Caption</div></figcation>
  </figure>
  
  
  <figure>
    <img src="https://d13yacurqjgara.cloudfront.net/users/220419/screenshots/1644214/debut-shot.jpg" alt="Thumb" width="400" height="300" />
    <figcaption><div>Thumbnail Caption</div></figcation>
  </figure>
  
  
</div>
*, *::before, *::after{
  -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
       box-sizing: border-box;
  
  -webkit-transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;
          transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;
}

html, body{
  margin: 0px;
  padding: 0px;
  font-family: 'Lato',sans-serif;
  font-size: 18px;
  font-weight: 300;
  height: 100%;
  color: #fff;
}

.container{
  width: 1024px;
  max-width: 100%;
  margin: auto;
  display: block;
  text-align: center;
}

.hero{
  width: 100%;
  height: 40%;
  background: #3498db;
  display: table;
}

h1{
  color: #2c3e50;
  text-align: center;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  display: table-cell;
  vertical-align: middle;
  text-align: center;
  color: #fff;
  font-weight: 300;
}

figure{
  width: 400px;
  height: 300px;
  overflow: hidden;
  position: relative;
  display: inline-block;
  vertical-align: top;
  border: 5px solid #fff;
  box-shadow: 0 0 5px #ddd;
  margin: 1em;
}

figcaption{
  position: absolute;
  left: 0; right: 0;
  top: 0; bottom: 0;
  text-align: center;
  font-weight: bold;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  display: table;
}

figcaption div{
  display: table-cell;
  vertical-align: middle;
  position: relative;
  top: 20px;
  opacity: 0;
  color: #2c3e50;
  text-transform: uppercase;
}

figcaption div:after{
  position: absolute;
  content: "";
  left: 0; right: 0;
  bottom: 40%;
  text-align: center;
  margin: auto;
  width: 0%;
  height: 2px;
  background: #2c3e50;
}

figure img{
  -webkit-transition: all 0.5s linear;
          transition: all 0.5s linear;
  -webkit-transform: scale3d(1, 1, 1);
          transform: scale3d(1, 1, 1);
}

figure:hover figcaption{
 background: rgba(255,255,255,0.3);
}

figcaption:hover div{
  opacity: 1;
  top: 0;
}

figcaption:hover div:after{
  width: 50%;
}

figure:hover img{
  -webkit-transform: scale3d(1.2, 1.2, 1);
          transform: scale3d(1.2, 1.2, 1);
}



/*font-face*/
@font-face {
  font-family: 'Lato';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 100;
  src: local('Lato Hairline'), local('Lato-Hairline'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/lato/v6/boeCNmOCCh-EWFLSfVffDg.woff) format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Lato';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 300;
  src: local('Lato Light'), local('Lato-Light'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/lato/v6/KT3KS9Aol4WfR6Vas8kNcg.woff) format('woff');
}
@font-face {
  font-family: 'Lato';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  src: local('Lato Regular'), local('Lato-Regular'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/lato/v6/9k-RPmcnxYEPm8CNFsH2gg.woff) format('woff');
}

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Lato';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 700;
  src: local('Lato Bold'), local('Lato-Bold'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/lato/v6/wkfQbvfT_02e2IWO3yYueQ.woff) format('woff');
}
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