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 #020 - At Home in the Rocks

Age old wisdom in photography advises us to buy the best lens we can afford rather than to spend all our money on the camera itself. After all, the lens touches the light first and has the most impact on the final image.

This is one of the first images I made with a new professional level lens from Panasonic. It is amazingly sharper than all the previous Panasonic lenses I have owned. It's probably not visible in this small web image, but in a 16x20 print, the detail is very impressive. Thank you, Panasonic!

The image in the Kokoro installment is cropped just a bit from this version. Sometimes I find the room I need for text is more important than an edge in the photograph. In these instances, I'll crop the image to fit the layout. It's a classic case of the whole taking precedence over the parts.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/1000 sec at f / 6.3, ISO 160, Panasonic DMC-G6, LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8, 35 mm

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