My One Regret

Traveling and experiencing new places is something that I have always enjoyed. My one regret is that my furthest adventure to Vienna, Austria for a total of 5,596 miles from my then home of Houston, Texas, also happened 10 years before I discovered the delight of photography. I simply did not understand what the hubbub of photography was all about. I have lots of great memories from spending three weeks with my daughter exploring parts of Siegen, Germany by train and flying to Vienna, Austria for a few days, but not a single photograph.

Fast forward to 2014 when I got to tag along with my hubby on one of his trips to Florence, Italy. By this time I had my first camera, a Nikon 3200 with one kit lens. I had only had it for maybe a couple of months before this trip and really had no idea what I was doing but I took lots of photos, including chalk artist above and doors and windows below. 

This trip to Italy is a close second in furthest place that I have traveled to from home at about. Many of the pictures from this trip were lost a few years ago when making the switch from Apple’s Aperture to Lightroom but these three images were saved. I am grateful to have them and now I understand the importance of backing up photos in more than one place. 


All photos are my own. ©Pepper Tron/Heaven’s Sunshine
No usage allowed in any form without my written consent.


More travel adventures are to come. Let the fun continue!

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21 responses to “My One Regret”

    1. Thanks, Christine. 😊

  1. I know what you mean. I look back at some of our first trips and am disappointed in my lack of enthusiasm with photography. But I’m more than making up for it when I travel now! It’s all part of the journey I guess.

    1. Exactly! I am making up for lost time. 😊

  2. sometimes the magic camera of memory is sufficient

    1. Very true! 😊

  3. I have the same feeling as you! I wish I had taken more pictures too before, especially when I went to Ghana as a summer volunteer for a fishing village. When would I do that again?! But that was before smart phones; that’s how I console myself. lol
    I like you last sentence: “Let the fun continue!”

    1. I know! I can’t believe that I had no interest in taking pictures back the. Maybe I have gotten smarter along with getting older. My mom lived to be 100 years old and I am determined to continue having fun even if I live an entire century. 😁

      1. Getting smarter as one grows older is a terrific thing!! Keep having fun and enjoy taking those pictures.

  4. Wow! I still use Nikon d3200 but with extra lenses. Which camera do you use now?

    1. My daughter is using my original D3200. I recently upgraded to my first Nikon mirrorless, the Z 7II. I wrote a post about the change a few days ago. Here’s the link in case you are interested. https://heavenssunshine.com/relieved-and-unbelievably-delighted/

    1. Thank you very much, Gisela. 😊

  5. Pepper, I totally understand what you mean. I’ve started travelling more than 30 years ago and I’ve been in wonderful places in Europe, North, Central and South America. By that time, I was too young to think about taking pictures. All I wanted was to enjoy every moment. I wish I had some pictures to revive all the unique landscapes.

    1. Looking back, I can’t believe that I had no interest at all in cameras at that time. Now, it is a completely different story. 😁

      1. I know! And we are so lucky to have you here, Pepper! 😊 We can’t change the past, but we can do what we love in the present.

        1. Thanks, Filipa. I agree with you completely and I am determined to make the best of what lays ahead. 😉

  6. Sheesh! That’s annoying … glad you managed to retrieve even just the three photos. 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Actually, it was my own fault. I didn’t know enough at the time to have all my photos backed up before making the change. 😉

  7. Oh. I will share this.

Thoughtful words accomplish much.

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