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This series assesses overall image across the field with focus at less than a meter away. It offers a better look at across-the-frame sharpness than the Dark Log in Alpine Creek at Dusk series.
Low View up Alpine Creek
Adobe Camera Raw 10.4.0.976. View ACR settings. Camera Profile = Camera Standard.
Diffraction mitigating sharpening used for f/9 (minimal) and f/12 (more aggressive) due to micro contrast losses starting at f/9 and showing substantial degradation at f/12, due to diffraction. Mitigating sharpening does not bring f/12 to the same quality as f/9, so f/11 and beyond are best avoided.
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