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 #055 - Where the Coqui Live

Yet another example of fairly heavy-handed post-processing. I didn't have my tripod with me during this walk through the botanical garden, so I was winging it with handheld shots. This one I was reaching high overhead, unbalanced, and in the dark underbrush — and I hoped for anything I could use after cropping. Talk about a "grab shot"! Thankfully, image stabilization and a relative high ISO (800) gave me something I could work with.

One additional comment. My normal procedure for several years has been to use the auto-bracket feature of my digital camera. I end up with three exposures in succession, typically used just in case the exposure is wrong. The "under exposed" bracket will sometimes save otherwise blown out highlights. But in this case, there was a secondary reason why I like to capture a 3-image bracket. Two of the exposures were blurred due to camera movement. Fortunately, one of them was sharp and that exposure saved the day.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/40 sec at f / 9.0, ISO 800, Panasonic DMC-G6, LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8, 35 mm

New! Additional audio comment about this image

Email me and let me know what you think!