I just wanted to share the mental process that got me to a specific picture. Not a special picture, but one where I was just able to get, almost, what I was looking for. I was riding in Cambodia, with a rented motorcycle, and this temple appeared on the side of the road: I'm still on the bike, considering if it is worth to stop or not. It's not an uncommon sight here, but the colors are nice: Here I decide to stop, get off the bike, remove the helmet and to try to get something. Probably I did not have much time so I remained on this side of the road: Ok, we can see something but not much of interest from here, so I try to add the motorbike: Mmm, ok, a little better, but now the statue is small, let's try again: No, it just doesn't work. And here I realize that I want the statue to be bigger. So I just zoom all in and move backward until the motorbike is the same size as in the first pictures: Oh, this makes sense. Let's stop down a little to get more background: Ok, good enough, we can go. At the end I choose the f5 shot. You can notice that the bike has the size that I was looking for at 21mm and the size of the statue is almost the same of the fourth picture at 40mm. How is this possible? I moved back two or three meters and zoomed all in. It made not much difference on the statue, being big and far, but made a lot on the motorbike size. I "zoomed" the background only. Nothing new here, the famous "compression" effect of telephoto. What is probably less common to see is the whole process and the eureka moment in a real life example. And how much difference it can make.