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Leica M240
Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

Aperture Series: Onions and Ginger (M240)

June 2013 50/2 APO, which suffered from poor flare control.

I was lucky to make use of this rotten onion and its compatriots before my wife sent it to the compost pile. I felt sorry for its fruitless effort, so I planted it in a pot as good karma.

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Onions

Shot with natural light. A gray card was used for neutral white balance (ACR showed it as 6150°K Tint = -3) for an absolutely neutral gray card.

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