Streetlife

Stockholm (Old Town) at tourist season.

(Old Town, Stockholm/Stockholm County, Sweden)

20190616

Magnus L Andersson

 

Excerpt

 

Just another day

 

Description

The Old Town of Stockholm is packed with tourists during the summer, and this just an attempt to capture the atmosphere of this happening.

Background

This photo was taken 20190616 by Magnus L Andersson in Old Town (Stockholm/Stockholm County, Sweden) using a Leica M Monochrom (M9) with a Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6.

Comments

The intention of the photo to try to find out how the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 would depict a basic street of people with the bright sun in contrast to the shadows of the close buildings.

When I took the photo I don’t think I was aware of the child at the lower right corner, but it adds an aspect of interest to the image. However, the child is slightly out of focus, but that pulls the viewer’s intention to the child.

Gear

Camera: Leica M Monochrom (M9) (Leica)

Lens: Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 (Leica)

Filter:  No

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

Flash: No

Scanner: No

Settings

Shutter speed: 1/250 sec

Focal length: 28 mm

Aperture: f/5.7

Exposure bias: EV 0

ISO rating: 320

Comments

This is one of the first shots with the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 and to see how it works at the maximal aperture in combination with automatic ISO and exposure time settings. In this case, the setting is difficult with a very bright sky between facades in shadow. The camera decided on ISO 320 and 1/250 sec that was, in my opinion, a good choice.

Based on less than 100 shots, it looks like the camera’s attempts to decide used aperture has a tendency to miss the target more often than with other lenses.

Processing

-Preprocessing Normalization (Affinity) -Film Polaroid 665 Negative HC (Affinity) -Format 1x1.5 -Enlargement Tone/Exposure +2.0 -View 100 cd/m2, 5500 K, Gamma 2.2

Processing by Magnus L Andersson

Comments

Due to the contrasts in the original, the people and buildings became underexposed and the sky was blown. Hence, increasing the exposure +2.0 improved the image, and since the sky was already gone no partial brightening was needed.

As often I decided on the Polaroid 665 Negative HC (Affinity) emulation to get the right contrasts in the image.

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