A hole in the hedge at Gunnebo (Mölndal, Sweden) with Leica M Monochrom (Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f/4) by Magnus L Andersson (photography.anderssoneklund.se) at 2013-08-25 11:11:17

A hole in the hedge

Every path has something to reveal.

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Magnus L Andersson




How to capture innocence?



This image is to us about innocence and summer, and just being at that point in time as sister and brother.


This photo was taken by Magnus L Andersson in (/, ) using a Leica M Monochrom (M9) with a Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm f/4.


To use one of the most difficult shots are those trying to capture the innocence of children, especially those you don’t know.


Camera: Leica M Monochrom (M9) (Leica)

Lens: Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm f/4 (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: 


This photo is taken with a 90 mm lens and a rather large aperture in tricky light conditions a day in August. Difficult to say what could have been done differently.


Processing by Magnus L Andersson


It took quite some time to figure out how to process this original, but the decision was to use the Fujifilm FP-3000B Negative (Affinity) emulation which provides a slightly increased exposure of the mid-tones and leveling of the blacks. Hence, it provides some increased contrast but still maintaining softness in the image. I also reduced the Tone/Blacks with -30 to make the background of the children a touch darker. Moreover, I intentionally kept the foreground almost blown out to avoid to reveal the texture of the path that would result in less focus on the children.


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