I bought my first camera about 45 years ago and took mostly family photos for a while. Then I got the travel bug and now I consider myself as primarily a travel photographer. In 2010 I started Crow Canyon Journal and for the last six years I have been cluttering this blog with my travel photos. We usually go away for two or three weeks and then I post stories and photos about that trip for the next four or five months.
Leanne Cole’s theme this week for her Monochrome Madness Challenge is Travel and I had to think for a long time about what photo I would submit. I finally decided to go all the way back to our trip to Japan in 1981 which was our first big trip outside of the United States and North America.
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Kamakura is about an hour south of Tokyo and about a half-hour south of Yokohama. One day we took the train to Kamakura to see the Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of Kamakura. This is a shot I took of my wife and two daughters in front of the giant statue. In those days I usually combined my travel photography with family snapshots.
Twenty years would pass before we got to Europe and another ten years before we reached Australia but this trip to Japan was a start. Our travels in the 21st century have taken us to Europe eight times and we now consider ourselves world travelers!
Australian photographer Leanne Cole has been hosting her weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge for the last three years and she suggests a specific theme for the first week of the month. Drop by her website this week to see how other photographers have interpreted her Travel theme.