“What is the greatest distance at which subject-matter could be convincingly described?” is a well-known and still interesting photographic problem. Most internet photo critique and review insist on the fact that subject matter should be closer. It is very rarely that people think the opposite, but I believe that trying to describe a subject at the greatest possible distance is something exciting … and challenging.
There are not so many pics in my PF that gives me satisfactory result for that matter. I am thinking of several images from Harry Callahan that were important for me to get aware of the problem, as well as this one from Garry Winogrand which is also important for me.
For assessing this specific issue I need more time and “thinking” than my usual street-shots which tend to be more and more instinctive. I believe that dealing with great distance requires a more crafted composition, or at least less casual. Because the energy is hard to find, and instead you have to look for a strong tension, or mood… so well I still have to cut my teeth on that issue but here are two pics I did recently that gave me some satisfaction.