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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.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Challenge for Sept 28 - Oct 4th, 2007

Thanks to Chel for continuing on with our weekly challenges!

This first photo shows a focused photo that tells a story - this is my dear gf Rhonda and her youngest grandbaby, Hannah. There is so much love between these two and I believe this photo captures that. I zeroed in on their faces to capture the closeness and joy these girls have for one another.

This second photo was taken in Rhonda's front yard and shows the detailed evidence of the chilly freshness of an autumn rain. Again, focused in tightly, this time on the leaf and raindrops. I included a little of the background to show the contrast between the colorful fall leaves and the remaining greenery of the surrounding trees and bushes.


pixelchick said...

Kim these are great. 1. You established your subject 2. By really taking a close up you drew the attention to your subject (cute picture too) and there is nothing that takes away from your photo. Second picture, I love you can see the back foliage too for contrast and you hit 1,2,3 here perfectly! Its also a beautiful photo! Great job on the challenge.

cherie said...

like the fill the frame shot of the first one. Works well for this type of photo and really shows off the subject.the secon shots really shows the subject well and the other details work well in thephoto . Love the colors in this shot. nice job.

Mindy said...

Very nice. The leaf is beautiful. The first is just too cute, and I really like how you have filled the entire frame with the subjects! Good work.

Lynn/annasmom said...

Wonderful photos!! Really love the color in the second one. Beautiful!

pdxscrappinmamma said...

Oh Kim, I want to grab that little girl and squeeze her. Beautiful fall leaves and the rain on them always gives it a special "seasonal" feeling.

Michelle Lanning said...

Awe - so adorable! Love that leaf - just perfectly autumnal!

Jane said...

Wonderful photos so clear and crisp!!

heather taylor photography said...

That last shot is stunning!!! Absolutely beautiful coloring!

Gayle said...

Kim, your photos are wonderful! I especially like your fall colors in the last one.