After we returned from Toroweap last spring, and we showed this photo to my mom and mother-in-law, I had some serious explaining to do. They were saying things like…”you did what for a photo?!?”. I still don’t think they fully understand the compression effect caused by shooting with a longer focal length lens. I believe this was shot at 300mm? Basically, shooting a longer focal length lens creates the illusion that elements in the image are closer together than they appear. In this case, my wife and the cliff. I reassured them that there was actually plenty of room, it was very safe and there was no cliff at all. I don’t know if they believe me?
If you are new here, or you missed it, here is a movie I made while we visited the southwest.