What did people do before the mobile era when they had to wait for the bus?

(Michaelerplatz, Innere Stadt/Vienna, Austria)


Magnus L Andersson




A decisive moment



Cannot say why this image attracts me, but most probably it is something with the contrasts (man/woman, large/small) and both sharing the moment of waiting for the next one.


This photo was taken 20121217 by Magnus L Andersson in Michaelerplatz (Innere Stadt/Vienna, Austria) using a Leica M Monochrom (M9) with a Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.


Yet another shot that occurs just there and then, and never again.


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)

Flash: No

Scanner: No


Shutter speed: 1/125 sec

Focal length: 35 mm

Aperture: f/13

Exposure bias: EV -86/256

ISO rating: 2500


This photo was taken with a very weird setting that for unknown reasons combined exposure compensation and high ISO. Most probably I was not aware of the compensation and the camera set on automatic ISO, hence lesson learned to always check the settings.


-Preprocessing Normalization (Affinity) -Film Ilford Pan F Plus 50 (Affinity) -Format 1x1.33 -Enlargement Tone/Exposure +0.5 -View 100 cd/m2, 5500 K, Gamma 2.2

Processing by Magnus L Andersson


Due to the weird settings, the original was underexposed and I had to increase the Exposure with +0.5. To me, this image is about “just another day”, which is well captured by the Ilford Pan F Plus 50 (Affinity) emulation and its almost linear characteristic curve and only a slightly increased upper mid-tones of the upper part of the wall behind the people.


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