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 #069 - The Corn Winnower

Working fast is difficult under normal circumstances, but when one is wearing all the down coats and vests, hats and gloves, thermal underwear and socks one owns just trying not to freeze, a quick exposure is especially challenging.

It was 12-degrees (F) that day — not that you could tell by looking at the farm hands. I knew I wanted to capture this action and made a couple of exposures as quickly as I could. Once I knew I had at least something, I looked to improve it.

The most obvious way to improve the first shots (see Original digital capture link below) was to move slightly to my left so the airborn corn would be more visible agains the dark wall behind. Fortunately, he continued working so I could compose this shot, but even so, it requires more cropping than I normally do to make the image I want. At least I got it — in spite of the cold.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/640 sec at f / 7.1, ISO 100, Panasonic DMC-G1, LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6, 37 mm

Additional audio comment about this image

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