I recently took a trip to Death Valley with two friends of mine. These friends are the couple pictured in the photo. I dragged them along with me on a few night sky photo sessions, and happened to take this photo during one of them. Now, when I took it, I was thinking that it made more sense to keep the stars in focus for a number of reasons: 1) My friends would be reduced to silhouettes with no real visible details. 2) It was a long exposure, and even with their promise to remain still, a sharp focus would still call attention to the smallest movement or wind ruffling their clothes. 3) Stars become a blurry mess when they're out of focus. 4) The picture is meant to be a comment on the vastness of space and two people gazing into it...just seemed to make more sense to keep the "space" in sharp focus. All that said, my friend (and apparently his entire immediate family) thinks I screwed up and should have put the two people in the foreground in focus, "because the foreground should always be in focus". I think he's wrong, but he familiar enough with photography fundamentals that I wanted to post in here and see if I could get a consensus and any other words of wisdom you might have for me.