I definitely have a small obsession with photographing horses.  Every time I see them I think about pulling off the side of the road for a shot.

With Poise

I think I’ve had this shot in mind for quite some time.  Majestic looking horse or other animal with mountains rising off in the distance behind.  Here’s a little trick for you.  When you want to condense the background, or make something distant seem more prominent in your image, instead of getting up close to your subject matter and shooting with a wide angle, stay far away from your subject and shoot with a telephoto lens.   You can see below the dramatic effects this can have, ensuring that the mountains that are far off in the distance remain a prominent part of the image.

Poise Utah William Woodward