As much as the Leica M Monochrom is a great camera with superb dynamic range. It won’t be able to defy the basics of digital photography. The top right hand corner of the photo is way over blown. I screwed up on the exposure. I should have been smart enough to average out the exposure because the its easier to recover shadow than to recover highlights.

The basic that I referred to is on highlight recovery. Even when I push the photo to 4 stops down, it was impossible to get back the detail. In fact it became so muddy!

The woman in the photo does not look very happy though!

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