Using a wide angle lens very close to a foreground makes that foreground disproportionately large compared to the background. It's a great look, although it doesn't simulate what we see with our eyes. The problem, though, is that a wide lens pushes the background seemingly further away. I took this shot of the lavender with a 14mm lens. That's why it appears so large in the frame. The town of Simiane-la-Rotonde in Provence, France, however, appeared way too small in the frame. That just didn't work for me. So, I photographed the town with a 105mm focal length and then combined it with the wide angle shot of the lavender. This way I have the best of both possibilities: A prominent shot of the town with a dramatic foreground. The original picture of Simiane-la-Rotonde was horizontal, and to turn this into a vertical composition in which the lavender flowers could be fully appreciated, I used 'Image > canvas size' in Photoshop to expand the working area downward. I took both components in early morning light at f/22 and 400 ISO from a tripod. The original sky was solid blue so I added some clouds for interest.