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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.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Point *Shoot* Blog Challenge October 6-12, 2007

Okay - the challenge this week was to play with our shutter speed and discover the different effects we can achieve. I have five photos to share but I will be the first to admit they are far from good. I am hoping to tackle this challenge again sometime soon --

Landscape mode; ISO 800; Shutter 1/56

Shutter Priority; ISO 200; Shutter 1/832

Shutter Priority; ISO 200; Shutter 1/20
Shutter Priority; ISO 200; Shutter 1/8

Shutter Priority; ISO 200; Shutter 1/3

I could only adjust the shutter speed; the ISO adjusted on its own. I will need to read through my instruction book to learn how to take better photos. Also, I had to haike about 3/4 mile - up hill most of the way - and cose to leave my tripod in the car, as I did not want to lug it all that way. Maybe I'll be able to get to one of our local rivers and set the tripod up there. We're supposed to get snow this weekend, though, so not sure if I'll be able to.

TFL - kimB


Jane said...

Cool!! I like seeing the three different shots!!!

cherie said...

nice how you showed it three ways!!!!

Anonymous said...

Like the progression!

pdxscrappinmamma said...

This was a tough assignment, huh? I think you did good hiking to get some water movement. It's interesting how different the pictures can look and we realize from this assignment that a tripod is almost a necessity when moving down that shutter speed. Thanks for sharing the pictures even though you didn't care for them. I did the same thing but learned so much.