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Depth of field is rarely adequate for landscape photography unless the scene is all at far distance. This page looks at two choices of focus position and how that plays-out for sharpness on the near and far areas. A 2-frame focus stack is included as well.
Advice is given on an automated way to obtain single-shot sharpness better than one is likely to obtain by manually choosing the point of focus.
Example — Aspen and Willows Along Lee Vining Creek
I wanted the leading aspen trunk (just right of center) fully sharp top to bottom, tricky even at f/11 given its angle relative to the camera. Focusing on it would guarantee its sharpness at f/11, but give away sharpness on the more distant areas, including the trees and brush and grass on the shoreline near the water.
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