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 #009 - Clouds

This is actually my friend Joe Lipka at the edge of this lake near the top of Boulder Mountain in Utah. I knew I wanted to make a panorama, but I thought it might be fun to make a very large print as a gift to Joe.

I quickly set up my tripod, leveled the camera as quickly as I could, and then exposed six landscape orientation frames overlapping each other by about a third. It was done quickly and even crudely, but Photoshop was able to stitch it together to make a 62 megapixel (13,104 pixels wide by 4789 pixels tall = 62,755,056 pixels) panorama that will print 4-feet long. Sometimes we make a photograph purely for the fun of it! I'm as surprised as anyone that I found a use for this one beyond just playing around. Maybe I should "play around" more often!

Original digital capture set (screen capture from Lightroom)

1/400 sec at f / 9.0, ISO 100, Panasonic DMC-G2, LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6, 20 mm

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