Tag: Lumix S5
Walking Nagoya, Street Photography, The Benefits of Cycling Into a Wall
In 2014, a few months before quitting alcohol I hit a deep pothole while cycling and rode straight into a concrete wall at around 30kph, fracturing both wrists and my right elbow. It wasn’t serious but it certainly changed my life. It meant I couldn’t ride for a couple of months which drove me crazy,…
I first visited Himakajima in 2012 and remember returning home in the evening with a glow of self accomplishment on time well spent. I’d left early in the morning and spent the day wandering and photographing with my cherished Leica M6 and a roll of awful Lomography film. That combination of exploring a new place…
Hiking: Mt. Hououzan
How do you explain to someone that hasn’t hiked much in Japan than despite hiking to over 2700m, despite walking (which felt more like climbing – actual climbing – almost vertically non-stop for 6 solid hours), and despite being in the least visited of the three major mountain ranges, that the campsite would be full…
Nakasendō/Kisoji – Walking Yabuhara to Kiso Fukushima
This was one of the quieter stretches of the Nakasendo/Kiso-ji so far — a ‘get it done’ section. In autumn last year I walked from Kiso Fukushima to Agematsu, and by reaching Kiso Fukushima this time have now walked from Shiojiri to Agematsu.
Photography: Almost Alone in Kyōto
If you are in Japan within reasonable distance of Kyōto and have time, go there, and go now.
Photography: New Camera, Old Lens = Less Friction
Photo above: testing the limits of the Lumix S5 (not very scientifically). Years ago I read Marie Kondo’s book on decluttering and it instantly resonated. Possessions can be stressful. The wrong ones waste valuable time, space, and/or money so I’m wary of adding to what I already have – books being the only exception. I…
Adventure: Common Sense and How to Not Buy New Camera Gear
With the backpack packed and batteries charged, chocolate and sugary snacks purchased, I headed to the Torikura trail entrance (鳥倉登山口) late on Saturday afternoon to start the 2 to 3 hour climb to the campsite.