thanks, my plan is to keep the focal area on the mantle, but I will put something there that is of interest. The main reason that I have such a high depth of field is that I like the bokeh effect, but I do see how there isn’t much interesting going on at the focal point. I will play around and look at that recliner.
It is a pretty simple lighting setting up, all the christmas lights have individual lights, there is a large emssion plane in the back left corner of the room. And several different colored point lights in the fireplace to give the illusion that there is fire in it.
thanks, input it always helpful