Sunset on Lake Mead. This lake has sure dropped a lot over the last decade. As you can see we have moved to Southern Nevada and are photographing the areas around Lake Mead.
This was captured on a very windy night. To get enough depth of field to put the entire scene in focus I would have needed an aperture of around f/16 – but that would have lead to a very slow shutter speed and the flowers would have been nothing but a blur in the heavy wind.
So this is actually two exposures – One at f/4 and 1/60th of a second in which I focused just on the flowers. This became the foreground portion of the images. The second at f/14 and 1/5th of a second with focus further back. This became the background. The two images were then combined in Photoshop.
Both exposures were done at ISO 400 and had the same exposure value in that they had the same level of brightness, but this way I could have the flowers fairly sharp and the background.