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I want to expand on an earlier post I made about Landscape Photographs. "A quick tip about what makes a good landscape photograph. Besides the obvious of having a great subject/location there are three elements that should be in the photograph. A interesting FOREGROUND, MIDDLE GROUND, AND BACKGROUND, each in tack sharp focus. A small Aperture setting of f/16 or f/22 will set the Depth of Field needed to ensure success." It's the tack sharp focus that I want to address. Although a small Aperture of f/16 or f/22 will provide a good Depth of Field, it might not provide the best focus for the Foreground and Background subjects. Every lens has its best focus at the HYPERFOCAL DISTANCE. This can become a very technical issue/discussion, but for my purpose I came across this article on the Tips and Tutorials on the Digital Photography School website that gives an excellent description and practical explanation of Hyperfocal Distance. Getting Landscapes Sharp: Hyperfocal Distances and Aperture Selection A Post By: Elliot Hook.
A very general guideline to set your focus at the Hyperlocal Distance is to focus at a point approximately 1/3 up from the bottom of the frame and an Aperture of between f/8 and f/11.
Also, when I Googled Hyperlocal Distances, there were several other hits that provided more detailed information on this subject.
Enjoy the weekend.