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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.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Point *Shoot* Blog Challenge August 17-23 2007


This week's challenge is Black & White. While black and white images can be powerful, evoking strong emotion in the viewer, there are those who find it difficult to accept a "black & white" concept when it comes to GOD. They look for loop-holes, trying to justify a worldview of "tolerance" and "political correctness" by redefining what is "right" or "wrong." They prefer to live in a gray area called relativism. But with GOD, there is no gray area. Truth is Truth. Sin is sin. Right is right and wrong is wrong. One is either for GOD or against Him. It's black and white.


12 comments:

Jane said...

this is a beautiful shot!! I love the shadows and the light coming through the trees!!!

Colleen said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL black and white photo. I love the contrast and the light.

cherie said...

great choice for a black and hwite photo!!!! very powerful shot along with beautiful journaling.

pixelchick said...

This is stunning! I'll quote Cherie "a very powerful shot along with beautiful journaling" Great job!

althena12 said...

Excellent photograph. It is difficult to shoot snow effectively. You have done a great job with this one. A winner

Colleen said...

Hey Kim!! I answered you question over on my blog, I was going to cut and paste it over here for you, but it got kinda long ;)

heather taylor photography said...

Wow.... GORGEOUS shot!!!

Mindy said...

Great photo. I love how you captured the light streaming through the trees. I has a surreal feel to it, other worldly.

Judy said...

this shot is so pretty and a perfect choice for B/W. I love the shadows of the trees and the light shining through.

Linda M. said...

I have to say that I really enjoy seeing your photos through b/w. The photo's details shine through more. I guess that is why I enjoy Ansel Adams' photos, too.

Keep up the great work, Kim!!

Lynn/annasmom said...

What a lovely photo. At first glance it evokes a feeling of loneliness. Then you see the sun streaming through the trees and you feel all the lovely warmth coming toward you. Beautiful work and "spot on" journaling!!!!!

Making Memories Last 4 Ever said...

Great picture and what truth in your journaling !