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I can trace my love of photography back three generations, to the early 1900s and my paternal great-grandfather, Henry Mattson. I have a really cool photo that he took of the old family homestead in Minnesota, sometime before 1910. According to family history, Grampa Mattson frequently took photos of his world - the people and places that he loved.

It warms my heart to know that this love of photography didn't skip any generations as it passed down to me! I am blessed to have such a legacy and I hope to pass it on to my own children and grandchildren some day.

I experience a physical and spiritual thrill whenever the Lord shows Himself in His marvelous creation around us and in the people I meet. My dream vacation would be to spend a year or two just traveling around the US, stopping at little out of the way places and photographing the interesting characters and the beauty of nature to be found along the way - those things that draw me closer to GOD and help point others to Him, too.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My New Fuji s6000fd Has Arrived!

First of all, thank you, Ladies, for your kind words and prayers for me and my family regarding my Dad's passing. It has been emotional time these past two days, but I am blessed and thankful that he is no longer in pain and misery from his various ailments. One bright spot during this time is that I received my new camera today. The photos below are my sample/test shots. I did a little cropping on a couple and added the faded edge to each one; also reduced the size for better storage on my hard-drive.

Landscape mode - taken from inside my Blazer, partial telephoto

Cloudy sky - Landscape mode; full telephoto (300mm)

CLoudy Sky - Landscape mode; full wide-angle (28mm) The area focused on in the photo above this one is located just above the small building on the left

Cloudy Sky - Landscape mode; partial telephoto

Mountain Ash Tree - Auto mode, full wide-angle, auto-flash

Mountain Ash Berries - Flower/macro mode (standing a few feet away)

Mountain Ash Berries - Flower/macro mode, just a few inches away. My favorite photo of the bunch!

Lilac Leaves - Flower/macro mode, about 2 feet away

Dried Leaf on Lilac Bush - Flower/macro mode. Love the DOF in this camera!

Lilac Leaves - Flower/macro mode; approx 18" to 24" away

Blessings - kim


Colleen said...

Woo hoo!!!!!! Congrats on your new camera! You will LOVE IT!!! Trust me... I know! :D

cherie said...

So glad your new camera came . Ejoy it and look forward to your photos you shoot with it!

reflections:0) said...

Kim~ Sending many {{{{HUGZ}}}} your way... I am so sorry you lost your dad...

Your friend, Flexie:'0(

Gayle said...

Fabulous, Kim! I'm sure you are going to really enjoy your new camera.

Prayers of strength and comfort your way!

Lynn/annasmom said...

Didn't waste any time tryin' it out, huh? LOL! Don't blame you!! Love the macro shots! Have fun and enjoy your new toy!

althena12 said...

Great fun with a new camera. It does well in the macro mode. Enjoy

Storm said...

Kim, I just got the news of your father's passing. I am so sorry to hear this. Many prayers and hugs are coming your way.