water shot pp and focus question

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  1. mikie2084

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    Where should I have focused to make sure to have the entire pic in focus? Manual focus or autofocus?
     
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    i dont think the problem is "where should I focus" its a DOF problem... because the forground of your pic is in focus its just the back that isnt... i could be wrong though
     
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    It was shot at f25 4sec shutter speed iso200. I thought a big f number should give me more depth of field, and that the entire scene would be sharp. I didnt notice that it wasnt til it was pointed out here. My untrained eye decieved me! In a scene like this about what settings would you guys use and where and how would you focus?
     
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    The entire picture looks sharp to me. And I love the picture by the way. You shot is exactly the way you should've, small aperture and long shutter speed. I think the trees in the background may just seem out of focus because of thier monotone color and they may be washed out a bit, but that doesn't takeaway from this really nice photo at all. Nice work.
     
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    Take the data to a DOF calculator and see what it says. Should it all be in focus? - TF
     

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