The telephoto effect, created aptly when using longer focal length lenses, creates an altered perspective where distances are compressed or shortened. The net effect makes objects, that may be quite some distance apart, look close together. The longer the focal length the more pronounced this effect.
An example of this can be seen in my photograph “San Francisco” where the Golden Gate Bridge and city skyline are actually miles from each other.
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