The Aperture setting on the camera is one of the
most used settings that a landscape photographer will use. It allows you to
control the DOF and as such what will be in focus and what will not. On the
above image I have used a shallow depth of field using a aperture of F5.6.
Such a setting creates the image you see above and combined with manual
focus allows you to determine the focal point - in this case the frost
covered leaves. I decided to use a fill in flash to enhance the scene
further and indeed bring the leaves to live more than natural light at this
time of day could.
Click on the Index on the left for other examples
of camera settings.