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Snow and Coffee

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Black and White / Contax 159mm / creative fuel / Kodak Tri-X 400 / travel

“Oh, climate change is causing the end of the world.” Oh my God. Anyone who talks like that does not understand the grandeur and the power of nature. To imagine that we can make a change in it is so absolutely absurd. Camille Paglia, rockin’ the boat. To spring snow and blizzards I say, let’s have another round of coffee. A good cup of hot black coffee magnifies the splendor of the snow, no? If you’re flaring your […]

Oranges and Persimmons: Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, Part 2

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Canon Elan 7E / Color / fall / Film / Fujicolor Superia Premium 400 / japan / outdoors / travel / triple d minilab

More photos from a walk along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, after the rain. It was still too early in the season for flaming trees, but elsewhere, the orange was a-callin’. The Yamanobe trail is actually an ancient road that runs along the eastern edge of the Nara basin, at the foot of Mt. Miwa. In terms of landscape, it is surprisingly varied, passing through forests and bamboo groves, shrines and old tombs, small villages, rice fields, and fruit orchards. How to choose * Persimmons: […]

Forest: Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, Part 1

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Canon Elan 7E / Color / fall / Film / Fujicolor Superia Premium 400 / japan / outdoors / travel / triple d minilab

Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, early November – On day 2 of our visit, the boy from the Berkshires took us hiking. Hot black coffee at 5.30am, then a 150km drive from Nagoya to Tenri. I dozed in the car, caught snatches of conversation: a bear and a backpack of food in the wild, a boy gone fishing. Fly fishing and A River Runs Through It (an old favorite of mine – will rewatch this spring; will certainly read). At some point, it started to rain. On […]