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 #052 - The Water Planet

It is said that no two waves at the seashore are exactly alike. Probably true. The same can be said of moments like this image, as the water tumbles over the top of a waterfall. This is near Mt. Baker in the North Cascades.

I've been fooled by this kind of image before. Everything is happening so fast that it is impossible to know precisely what is in any given capture until you look at it. Even so, chimping in the field is dicey on that little LCD screen in the bright sunlight. The best defense is to simply make lots of exposures and then select the best, once the images can be viewed under better circumstances back home. In this case, I made a couple dozen "copies" with a few slightly different compositions. This is the best of the lot — and by happenstance was the first one of the bunch.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/4000 sec at f / 5.0, ISO 800, Panasonic DMC-G6, LUMIX G VARIO 35-100/F2.8, 75 mm

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