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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, December 15, 2007

Christmas Village

This amazing Christmas Village belongs to my dear friend, Rhonda. She has been collecting pieces for several years. Photos taken Dec 11, 2007 with my Fuji S6000fd - all handheld, no flash. I used macro mode, also.

TFL - kim


cherie said...

These are beautiful and you did a wonderful job photographing them !

Christy said...

These are beautiful night time photos! Love how the light is glowing from the "village".

~Ane~ said...

beautiful pictures!!love the lighting! how do you get that fading on the edges?

tonya said...

nice photos. I really like the lighting, so warm.

Jane said...

These shots are fantastic!! I have a friend that lives too far away that has a villiage, too bad I can't get pics of that!!! This was a wonderful idea!!