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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.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Point *Shoot* Blog Challenge November 8-15, 2007 ~ "Nature"

I will be taking nature shots during this next week, but for now, here are three I've taken in the past few days...

Frosted Leaves & Grass
F3.4, Macro mode, ISO 100, 1/195 sec

Dreary Winter Morning

F8, Landscape mode, ISO 100, 1/425 sec

Winter Raindrop

F3.8, Macro mode, ISO 1600, 1/124 sec

TFL - kimB


Anonymous said...

Kim, nature photography is really your niche! These are absolutely gorgeous. You find these ordinary things and turn them into a work of art. I am curious as to the time of day the branch with the drop of water was taken. It's very clear with very little noise for a photo taken with an ISO of 1600. Great job!

Gayle said...

I love the frosty leaves! It reminds me of home (I grew up in Oregon), and the winter morning trees are so beautiful without their coat of leaves. I tried to enlarge the raindrop to see the reflection, but couldn't make it out. I don't know why I do that, I just think it's so cool. Nice work as always, Kim!

Danielle Holsapple said...

Dang - these are all equally gorgeous! AND amazing!

Jane said...

very cool drop of water....and the frost on the leaves is my fav!!! great shots!!!

Thank you so MUCH for the good wishes and "love" !!! It is greatly appreciated!!