Free seats at Rathausplatz (Innere Stadt, Austria) with Leica M Monochrom (Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.) by Magnus L Andersson ( at 2018-03-22 13:10:21

Free seats

Vienna is a place for rest in every way.

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Magnus L Andersson




Geometry in the City



Black and white are great to present geometrical patterns like a row of dark green empty sofas a day in March, waiting for the warmer weather and families and friends gathering in the park.


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.


There is something with patterns in nature and city that attracts me that I would never capture in color.


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: 


I don’t know why I only went for f/6.7, thereby not being able to get a depth of field and focus the image would have benefited from. I should have been able to add one to two stops, and improve the visualization of the geometry of the sofas. One can always discuss if the background is too dark, but to me, it emphasizes the geometry even more without reducing the image quality.


Processing by Magnus L Andersson


The only processing is, as so often, the use of the Polaroid 665 Negative HC (Affinity) emulation to brighten the mid-tones in the image.


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