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This colorful bike with its fine details, high contrast black and white, popping colors and rusted chain caught my eye. Crummy lighting, but the Hasselblad X1D + HCD 90/3.2 deliver a very fine image.
Adobe Camera Raw 18.104.22.1682. View ACR settings.
Diffraction mitigating sharpening used for f/9 (minimal) and f/12 (moderate), f/16 (aggressive). Exposure tweaked slightly for each image due to minor variations in exposure.
Overall look is very pleasing in spite of the difficult late day bluish flat lighting. Apertures f/3.5, f/4 and f/6.3 all maintain a very nice subject separation with bitingly sharp detail. Drawing style is natural, with the lens not overlaying character of its own—very neutral and with its low distortion, very natural in rendition.
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