I had the camera in manual mode, so I was able to control the Aperture size. I autofocused on the building, but had the aperture at 8 which was the smallest it would go on that camera, so that kept a lot of the objects in the scene in focus regardless of their distance from the building.
Good to know. I inquired about this because all the point-and-shoot cameras I've used so far, do not allow you to manipulate them in a manual way. Actually that's what got me started with my current cam, the possibility to take beautiful shots by controlling aperture/ speed without using a flash.