A passage at Somewhere (Innere Stadt, Austria) with Leica M Monochrom (Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.) by Magnus L Andersson (photography.anderssoneklund.se) at 2013-11-19 13:51:35

A passage

A connection somewhere in Vienna.

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Magnus L Andersson




A passage



This image is from a passage somewhere in Vienna, and it was just one of those with the right timing.


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.


One of the most captured events in photography must be people on the road from A to B. Images like this result in questions where-from and where-to and why.


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: 


The settings were most probably just the ones that were used in the previous shot but worked out in this case too.


Processing by Magnus L Andersson


In this case, I went for the possibly not obvious choice of a 1×1 crop instead of one that was more aligned with the architecture of the passage.

A challenge, in this case, was that the lady was already almost black and the highlights in the lamps blown. Moreover, the passage was quite dark and the image underexposed.

The Polaroid 665 Negative HC (Affinity) emulation works well by focusing on the mid-tones and by auto-toning with Exposure of +0.63, Contrast +7, Highlights -60, Shadows +56, Whites -1 and Blacks -33 a nice balance is obtained. As shown in another place, the counterintuitive use of the film emulation and auto-toning cannot be as easily obtain by just tweaking the toning sliders.


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