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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.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday Photos

The Lord prompted me to take this photo (below) during the worship service...

This is Keyanna, daughter of our youth pastors, Zach and Saige. I spotted her swirling in worship to the Lord and my heart melted. The Holy Spirit told me to grab my camera and I did! This isn't the best quality photo, but it's lovely to me, because the Lord is in it. I sent a copy to her parents and her mother called me this morning, requesting a copy on CD so she can get it printed for their home. I took the shot in color, changed it to B&W, then added "cool color 1" filter. GOD gave me the text, too - fonts are DiMurphic ("ME" and Scripture reference) and Tempus Sans (actual verse).

This photo (above) was taken on Frontage Road, as I was driving to the grocery store around 3:00 pm. Eagles gather on this tree each winter and I've seen as many as six birds here at one time! My kids think it's "lame" that I get so excited, as they are quite common here in Eagle River, but my heart and spirit thrill each time I see one! I cropped and enlarged the photo and used the oil paint filter to add interest.

TFL - kimB


Jane said...

beautiful shots!! love the movement in the shot of th elittle girl and I find it so fasinating that Alaska has so many Eagles all around we don't have a one here! Oh well!!

cherie said...

that shot of the little one is precious!!
Eagles are beauitful we don't get to see them around here much at all.

Lynn/annasmom said...

What do kids know? LOL! Cardinals and Blue Jays are common around here but I get excited about them too! I saw an Eagle (brown eagle) here last summmer (they are not common and you only see them occasionally in late july and august) and you would have thought I won the lottery! Didn't have my camera with me. Darn!
Love the picture of the little girl in worship! So beautiful and I love how you put it together with the scripture. Lovely!

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