Kokoro - Wandering Through a Photographic Life

Backstage Kokoro

A "behind-the-scenes" look at selected images in my Kokoro project —
Content, photographic notes, EXIF data, creative process, miscellaneous commentary, and original digital captures. And now with additional audio comments about selected images!

From Kokoro #071 - Glimpses of Old Japan

Sometimes, you just have to go after them with a sledge hammer and make something out of almost nothing. Compare this finished image to the original digital capture in the link below and you'll see what I mean.

We are artists, not just "image capturers." If we were documentarians, or journalists, it would be different, but the minute we step into the arena of personal expression we are as free to invent, to exaggerate, to fictionalize as the novelists and painters. I don't do it often, but occasionally — like in this image — when it's called for, I don't hesitate.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/3 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 400, Panasonic DMC-G1, LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6, 20 mm

Additional audio comment about this image

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