When shooting ice formations on Lake Michigan I often stand on the ice cliffs, select an interesting foreground that is on top of the ice cliff, and shoot out and down over the water below.
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My technique so far has been to focus on the lake and tilt the back until the foreground is sharp. Then, adjust back and forth until I have a point in the foreground nearly sharp and background sharp. I can never get both to be perfectly sharp. Then, use a sufficient f stop to bring the foreground into acceptable sharpness. This has worked fairly well for me so far, with some acceptable, though noticeable loss in sharpness in the foreground.
My question is: since the plane of focus (I hope to focus onto) is below the foreground can I ever get the plane to pass through the foreground and the background when still focused on the background?
Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions!