When we are in a moving train, nearby stationary objects appear to go backwards. In Physics, relative velocity can be employed to explain the phenomenon:
velocity of object w.r.t train = velocity of object - velocity of train
Far away stationary objects, however, appear to move slowly in comparison to nearby objects. Here the concept of relative velocity seems to fail. Why is it so? Does it mean that relative velocity formula is also dependent on the distance between the two objects?