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Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Examples: Manzanar (5DM3)

Manzanar (near Lone Pine, CA) housed up to 11,000 Japanese who were relocated during wartime. See the March 16, 2015 discussion.

Images are presented in both color and black and white, which seems fitting given the era in which Manzanar was built. Toggle to compare.

Examples all shot handheld.

Diffraction-mitigating sharpening was used for images in the f/11 and beyond range. See Mitigating Micro Contrast Losses from Diffraction Blur in Making Sharp Images.

Guard tower at Manzanar

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Guard Tower at Manzanar. Where would anyone escape to, when facial features alone would betray?
f8 @ 1/1600 sec, ISO 100; 2015-03-06 13:54:48
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L @ 11mm

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