Are You Focused?

On a constant quest to obtain 'tack-sharp' images I have been playing around with a technique called 'focus stacking'. A well known technique in the micro detailed world of macro photography where sharpness and detail are a must, it is also often applied to landscape photography. I've never dabbled in macro so I thought I'd have a go at using it on a landscape...and where better to find a stunning landscape? Lake Wanaka. This image is made up 4 manually focused images; background-far, background-mid, foreground-mid, foreground-close. By shooting this way you allow yourself a greater chance of achieving sharpness throughout your image, from background through to foreground. Shot on a Canon 6D with a 17-40mm L lens @ f/9, 21mm, 1/320 sec, ISO 100. Image blending, alignment, and processing done with Photoshop CC 2014.