Ok, maybe a bit of an inappropriate title. But this takes shooting in the golden hour to the next level. Compression was key here so I used my telephoto to frame this how I wanted. My man Paul was setup at the overlook while the setting sun cut thru the fog producing some awesome rays through the santa monica mountains in the distance. Telephoto distortion is a form of perspective distortion that transforms a scene to look different than when shooting with a normal focal length. Just like the saying on your passenger mirror, objects may be closer than they appear. This also happens at the other end with wide angle lenses which can make distant objects look smaller which may not be ideal if you have an awesome mountain or something of importance in the distance. If your background object is more towards the center of the frame and not the very top it will help a little. You can also blend shots at different focal lengths where you take a shot of the foreground, and slightly zoom in to take a shot of the background and combine them in photoshop but this is quite a bit trickier to do.
Nikon D750, Nikkor 70-200 @85mm, f/14, 1/500 sec, ISO-500