As I was heading back to my car, the light and shadow striking the evergreens (below) grabbed me. I composed the shot to exclude or hide any evidence of the nearby walking path, and the concrete bridge 40 feet in the distance, and made a few captures. I also thought I would try some focus-stacking on this scene. The image on the left is a single capture, processed in Lightroom. The image on the right is a 3-frame focus stack (blended in Photoshop) and then processed in Lightroom, in a similar fashion to the single frame capture.
Shot with my Panasonic zoom at f/11, I knew the depth of field would not extend throughout the scene. This is evident if you view the image on the left at a larger size (check out the tree trunk on the left of frame). By running a focus stack process through the camera (it can do this automatically), and then blending the images in Photoshop, I end up with extremely deep depth of field from front to back.
There is definitely a different visual quality to the stacked image, in part no doubt to the changes in shadow and light that were blended. A worthwhile exercise (and good practice).