I took these shots today, and my original intent was to shoot the vines with a shallow DOF leading back to the top of the shot. But doing that, I think I wrecked the first shot -- should've had it with f8.0. The second shot is just not as strong from a composition standpoint. But I'd be interested in hearing thoughts on both images.
Manual, SS 1/1600, ISO 200, f4.5, focal length 30mm
Manual SS 1/1600, ISO 200, f3.5, focal length 20.7mm
As always, I did learn something more in taking these shots today, about how your focal point is as important in DOF as your aperture, considering the first shot had a smaller aperture but shallower DOF because I focused in the bottom left corner; whereas the second shot had a larger DOF because I focused in the center of the shot instead. Not news to any of you, I'm sure, but helpful for me in figuring this whole photography 'thing' out!