What could I have done?????
You could have:
1. used a smaller aperture, like around f11 or f16. They would have gotten the reaper and the background in focus but would have resulted in a very long shutter speed.
2. taken two exposues. One for the background and one for the reaper. Then combined the photos in pp software like Lightroom or CS5.
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