Mix it up. Try something new. Avoid routine. You only cycle, or hike, or run in the neighbourhood so go out when it’s 0°C and run in the mud. Bump up the contrast and try black and white again (breaking your own rules as you go).
During the winter break I found myself going through my digital photos and deleting any unnecessary clutter. In total around 10,000 images taken between 2019 – 2021 were culled.
Above – the most memorable moment of 2021. Playing with my daughter in torrential rain. Time for some reflection on
With the Kiso-ji section of the Nakasendō coming to an end on my last walk I needed to decide on a plan to continue. Either turn around and start again heading northeast back along the Kiso-ji again (but why so soon?) or continue walking west along the Nakasendō.
Every now and then I get pangs of nostalgia, pull out the Leica M6, and shoot a roll or two of film. Anyone that has shot film before knows that it slows you down, forces you to think before pressing the shutter
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It took me a year, but the Kiso-ji section of the Nakasendō from Shiojiri to Nakatsugawa is now complete. Pre-baby-toddler daughter and I would have finished it much sooner, but I quite enjoyed stretching it out over a year – it meant I got to see the Kiso Valley in all seasons.
Our daughter turned two last week. When she was born in the autumn of 2019 I was in Kyoto meeting a good friend. It wasn’t until 4 months later that we learnt that in all likelihood our daughter would become our daughter.