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 #092 - Buddhas in the Cliffs

In my youth, I used a buzz around the countryside looking for a photograph here, another photograph there, scattering my efforts over miles and miles. That kind of exploring is fun, but inefficient.

Now, I tend to look for places where there is a density of photographic opportunity.

This temple in Hangzhou, China included a path that followed a rock wall and a small creek. For several hundred yards, there were stone Buddhas carved in the rocks — enough photographic compositions to be a small project. Next to this was the temple itself, another small project. And then there were the people, and the stone inscriptions, and… a density of photographic opportunity I could have explored for a week. Unfortunately, I only had a couple of hours.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/6 sec at f / 9.0, ISO 160, Panasonic DMC-G85, LEICA DG 12-60/F2.8-4.0, 44 mm

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