Traffic evolution at Marrakech-Medina (Marrakesh, Morocco) with Leica M Monochrom (Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH.) by Magnus L Andersson ( at 2017-09-30 10:11:04

Traffic evolution

More cars and fewer carts in Marrakech.

(Marrakech-Medina, Marrakesh/Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco)


Magnus L Andersson




Street photography in essence



Marrakech is more than the old city, and this image is literally bridging the old city on the right- and the new one on the left-hand side of the road, which in itself also mirrors the old that moves out and the new that takes over.


This photo was taken 20170930 by Magnus L Andersson in Marrakech-Medina (Marrakesh/Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco) using a Leica M Monochrom (M9) with a Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH.


This photo was taken since the road sign looked funny to me. But the more one reflects the more one realizes that it actually carries a story about bridges and crossroads of the old and new.


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: 1/1000 sec

Focal length: 35 mm

Aperture: f/6.7

Exposure bias: EV 0

ISO rating: 320


The settings reflect that it was taken at a point of the day with bright sun and heat over 35 degrees Celsius, and hard to see what I could have done differently.


-Preprocessing Normalization (Affinity) -Film Polaroid 665 Negative HC (Affinity) -Format 1x1 -View 100 cd/m2, 5500 K, Gamma 2.2

Processing by Magnus L Andersson


The only processing of this image was a square cropping and choosing a Polaroid 665 Negative HC (Affinity) emulation which increases the exposure of the mid-tones in the image.


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