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Leica 100mm f/2 Summicron-S ASPH

Aperture Series: Forest Trees at Dusk (S006)

This series shot deep in a canyon at dusk. The light was very blue, and while mostly corrected for color, it is presented slightly cool by intention, because correcting such a dusk scene does not look natural otherwise. This cool light is a serious challenge for any lens because blue/violet light tends to provoke violet fringing. Only strong efforts for color correction will deliver quality results under such lighting.

Forest trees at dusk

Adobe Camera Camera Raw 9.1 (441). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Embedded. No lens corrections were used.

Just stepping back and looking at visual impact, at f/2 the image is already impressive.

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