Back when I wasn't a mother yet, my passion was pretty much travelling.  And when I traveled, I took photos. Many, many photos. This was back in the days of film.  So you could imagine the many, many rolls of film I always carried with me.  And how thick my pile of travel pictures are. 

(Burma, 2001)
U Bein Bridge -Burma (4a)
U Bein Bridge at Dusk (Burma, 2001)
I had a Pentax back then.  I don't know what model.  I didn't pay attention to those kinds of things.  All I know is that it gave me photos that I was really happy with.

(Juan les Pins, Antibes - France 2003)
Then one day, that Pentax died on me.  To get it repaired would've cost the same as getting a new camera.  It so happened that digital point-and-shoots were all the rage then.  So I got one.  My first point-and-shoot.  It was a Sony. 

(Juan les Pins, Antibes - France 2003)

And then that conked out after a few years and we got another Sony Cybershot.  This one.

This Cybershot had been my every day camera for the last five years, the one I would never leave home without.  Up until December 2010, the photos on this blog were taken with the Cybershot.  Then Chris gave me my first DSLR, a Nikon D90, for Christmas:

It came with the AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR kit lens.  I have an additional lens, --the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, --which I use pretty much 99% of the time.  I am still learning about the different dials and buttons.  But I've been a bit too lazy to try to read through the manual.  I'm giving myself until June of this year to finish it.  I'm about five pages into it now.
Getting a new camera gave me an excuse to shop for a camera bag.  And this... is my Porteen Gear camera bag.  You could read about why I totally LOVE it here.

My favorites subjects these days are, of course, my children.

I also love to take pictures of elderly people.  Their faces have such stories to tell.
I heart street photography;  although these days, I'm not as brave about just pointing my camera at a stranger and clicking away.  You can check out some photos from my photo walks around Hong Kong here.

Lately, I’ve fallen in love with black and white photography.  I think it’s so dramatic, yet it also strips the photos down to bare basics. 

Hope you enjoyed the little snippets of my ongoing photography journey.  I would love to hear from you and know your photography journey, too.  I could be reached via buckeroomama (at) gmail (dot) com.


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