Month: August 2021

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Deadlines

Why do they call them deadlines? Is it because they are a metaphorical line between life death? Or maybe in the past it wasn’t metaphorical. Deadlines are simultaneously the best and the worst thing you can have on creative projects. They are the best thing because they help keep you in check, and they help …

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Fleshing out ideas to fish out interest: How to find the interesting stuff to share

When I started my 100 famous mountains of Yamagata project, to be honest I didn’t think about writing in-depth articles about the places. I thought that video would be enough. What happened was, when I got home from climbing Mt. Kinbo way back in February, I was full of energy and I wanted some way …

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The sun sets over the ninth station of Mt. Gassan

Publishing my longest article: Mt. Gassan

Besides academic articles like the 60-odd page thesis I wrote for my MA, I just wrote the longest thing I’ve ever written, my new article on the Dewa Sanzan’s mountain of death, Mt. Gassan. I promise it’s not full of padding, but rather in-depth explanations of aspects of the mountain I think people would find …

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Nailing things the first time, every time

This is going to sound obvious, but having and remembering to take photos with my mirrorless camera has already made a huge difference to my blog. If you take a look at the photos in the Nihonkoku and Takadate posts, and compare that with the updated Kumanonagamine and Shogadake posts, the difference is stark. I …

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Happy mishaps

I am by no means a professional photographer, I think the work of the professionals is simply stunning sometimes, and well worth the money it takes, but there is one thing that I think professional photographers would struggle with a lot; knowing when to photograph, and knowing when to experience something. I wrote about my …

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