I tried to up load some image to my Album. It was not succesful as I got a message that said something about missing security tokens.
Anyway, from your description, I see a few things I can work on. Your f22 makes a huge differance with the focal depth. I think I stayed in the f9 to f11range because of lighting and to lazy to get my tripod for longer shutter speed.
I definitely need help with uploading images including reducing the size.