I was raised on a ranch with a lot of land to play on. We had horses,sheep, goats, hogs, beef so us kids had our share of chores to be done. I spent most of my free time with a camera and my horse Bucky. My Dad and I used to go on horseback rides for the pure pleasure of it. Of course there were the spring and fall big cattle drives as well as moving herds to new pastures in between. Time went by and I got married and my husband didn't want to stay on the ranch as he was raised in the city. So every chance I would get to go back home was a real treat. Sadly after my Dad passed away , my mom sold off the stock and most of the land.Life moves on though and while I am no longer married, going back home just isn't the same.Thankfully most of the photographs I composed growing up are still around to remind me of the 'good ol days'. And with new technology photographs have taken a turn for the better as well. New camera styles, anyone remember polaroids?, have made photography fun and enjoyable. I still use my 35mm cameras for some photo shoots but digital cameras are also very useful. I like to have both on hand as you never know what circumstance may present itself. And growing up as I did, I have a deep love for the outdoors. Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, camping, and no I don't need a fancy motorhome to sleep in at night, under the stars is quite nice most nights. The farther away from civilization the better for great wildlife photos. Or the secluded mountain lake is great to take a dip in after a long day of hiking, or riding.
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