Bystander III at Sannegården (Gothenburg, Sweden) with Leica M Monochrom (Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.) by Magnus L Andersson ( at 2013-05-18 14:12:39

Bystander III

The half-marathon Göteborgsvarvet has more than 200 000 spectators.

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Magnus L Andersson




A bystander



An image from a series of bystanders to Göteborgsvarvet, and in this case the old lady really reflects how many that watch the race and you wonder if she thinks about when she was younger.


This photo was taken by Magnus L Andersson in (/, ) using a Leica M Monochrom (M9) with a Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.


A nice thing with events is that it is easier to get nice candid shots when people are occupied by other things than me as a photographer.


Camera: Leica M Monochrom (M9) (Leica)

Lens: Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH (Leica)

Filter:  No

Medium: Memory Card Panasonic SDHC 16GB Gold Pro (Panasonic)


Scanner: No


Shutter speed:  sec

Focal length: mm

Aperture: f/

Exposure bias: EV 0

ISO rating: 


At events like this, the settings of the camera are really pushed to its limit.


Processing by Magnus L Andersson


The increased exposure of the mid-tones by the Polaroid 665 Negative HC (Affinity) film emulation is very pleasing, but in this case I also applied an automatic toning with the Exposure +0.17, Contrast +6, Highlights – 71, Shadows +48, Whites +17 and Blacks -27 that further increases the contrast and results in a more punchy image.


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