This photo was taken right around the corner from where I live. As a matter of fact, 20 years ago I designed that patio railing for a buddy who then built it for the owner of the restaurant. The car wash in the background is the one I posted from the same outing a while back. I used a large aperture, which I now think was a mistake. I focused on the planter box, which is indeed in focus, but too much of the background is out of focus. The planter box really didn’t make a good enough subject to justify this, and even if it did I should have stepped back aways and shot zoomed in, to get a better blurring of the background. I’m certainly not going to lose sleep over it, just mentioning it. To shoot this again I would use a tripod and set the aperture to F8 or maybe F11 and lock the ISO to 100 and let the shutter stay open for a second or two or whatever it took.