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 #029 - And Electricity

There is a cliche in photography that "it's the light that makes the photograph." Yes, perhaps, but from a more practical point of view, I have always found it more useful to think of "timing that makes the light." Light is always changing; know when to click the shutter is a matter of timing to catch the light that is just right.

I had seen this composition earlier in the day, but there was no sunlight spilling through the window. The illumination was flat and dull. I made the exposure anyway, just in case, but did a quick calculation as to when I thought the sunlight might be coming through the window to illuminate the scene. Fortunately, I guessed just about perfect and was back there, ready to make this exposure when the sunlight came beaming in. As I say, light may make the photograph, but it's timing that makes the light.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/25 sec at f / 9.0, ISO 160, Panasonic DMC-G6, LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8, 22 mm

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