On Sunday, my wife and I visited Poestenkill Gorge. Just a few feet from the road, it's very impressive, probably a couple of hundred feet deep, the kind of place where you peer over the edge and go "Whoa!" I attempted to take some pictures. The first, below, taken with the D-550, gives you a sense of the place. At the lower left you can see the concrete parapet that prevents visitors from taking the express route to the bottom. With the next photo, taken with the G12, I was attempting to show in some way the depth of the gorge. The next, taken with the FZ150, attempts to do the same thing. I don't think any of them deliver the emotional impact of looking over the edge. A couple of notes: the light was very flat (overcast) and you're very limited in shooting positions. So, I'm looking for some advice: what would you suggest to show depth in this photograph? Second, how does your camera handle manual focus? The D550 doesn't allow it. The G12 has a fussy control wheel on the back of the camera where it is easy to unintentionally activate other things, and the FZ150 has separate lever and spot focus button the lense barrel that makes it fairly easy. The issue is focusing on the frothing water at the bottom of the gorge and NOT the weeds in the foreground, which autofocus sometimes locks onto.