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 #010 - Memento Mori

For my last several trips overseas, I've economized to save weight by carrying a monopod only, leaving my tripod at home. I've been amazed how well this performs, particularly in combination with the in-lens stabilization in my digital camera.

In my view camera days, every photograph was made with tripod stabilization. The fact that I can make a tack sharp image at 1/20th of a second without using a tripod is simply a miracle. Maybe I'm just an old guy, but this single improvement in photography has literally changed my creative life.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/20 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 800, Panasonic DMC-G2, LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6, 45 mm

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