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Welcome to CLIQUE!

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, September 12, 2007

Autumn Photo Shoot

The first photo was taken last week in Wasilla...

The next 11 photos were taken at Beach Lake in Chugiak, which is about a 15 minute drive from our house.

The next eight photos were taken along Beach lake Road

These next five pics were taken at Fire Lake in Eagle River - about a 5 minute drive from home

This last photo was taken on W. Frontage Road in Eagle River -- just up the street from our place.
TFL ~ kimB


cherie said...

lots of beauty all around you. very nice shots. thankis for sharing.

heather taylor photography said...

I really loved looking through these!! My faves are 1 and 6... beautiful coloring and clarity on these!

Lynn/annasmom said...

I agree with Heather. 1 and 6 are my favorites too. But they are all so lovely its not easy to choose. Such lovely scenery!!!

althena12 said...

How lucky you are to live in such a beautiful place. I like the pictures but some of them need a point of interest to draw the viewer into it. I struggle with this problem in my photos too so I am aware of it. The fall leave pics are very nice.

Linda M. said...

OMG, Kim....these are gorgeous. I can tell you really like your new camera.

I can't believe you already have "fall colors" there.



Gayle said...

WOW! I have really enjoyed looking at all of your AMAZING photography! Love the fall colors you captured and the refelctions, the baby shots and especially of you and your father (I'm sure you miss him). You have such a beautiful environment you live in...have a real artistic eye. Thank you for sharing!

Making Memories Last 4 Ever said...

Beautiful pictures !
I love the colors of fall
Thanks !

Scrappin' 4 ever said...

What can I say Kim... They are all gorgeous!! My favorite are all the flower ones, and the picture of you and your father, his happiness really shines through. You have to scrap that one... Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Storm said...

Awesome photos, as usual. I have missed seeing the beauty you capture with the camera.

pdxscrappinmamma said...

Beautiful, beautiful shots Kim. You obviously have fall catching you a little earlier than here in Oregon, those are spectacular colors!

irenie said...

I so enjoyed browsing through your beautiful photos of Alaska- you are so talented! Found your blog through sb.com- will be back. Take care- Irene

Monica said...

these nature photos are gorgeous! The color clarity and composition are great!