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 #117 - Earth Nudes

I've photographed the Painted Hills in Central Oregon probably a dozen times — never once making a photograph I was interested in showing anyone. This last time, however, the images were so soft and the lighting so flat that I knew they were going to require heavy post-processing. Playing around with alternatives, I suddenly realized these were very organic, even reminding me vaguely of the human form. The project was born. Some very heavy-handed post processing pushed these images even closer to what I was seeing in my mind's eye. Trust me, the Painted Hills don't look like this at all, but you can see that for yourself in the original linked below.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/1600 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 200, Panasonic DC-G9, LEICA DG 50-200/F2.8-4.0, 173 mm

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