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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.

Monday, December 10, 2007

P*S*B - December 10 ~ Night Photography

These were taken Saturday night, Dec 8th. I had spent part of the day cleaning out my Dad's place and after leaving, decided to check out some of the nearby neighborhood for Christmas lights. I found this glorious street just a block or so away and was blown away, as the whole block - with the exception of one or two homes - was covered in lights. So pretty!
**Taken in West Anchorage; all shots, hand-held**
TFL ~ kimB

8:24 pm; F2.8; Landscape mode; ISO 800; 14 sec

8:25 pm; F3.7; Landscape mode; ISO 800; 1/4 sec

8:27 pm; F3.1; Landscape Mode; ISO 800; 1/4 sec

8:29 pm; F4.8; Landscape Mode; ISO 800; 1/27 sec

8:30 pm; F3.6; Landscape Mode; ISO 800; 1/20 sec

8:30 pm; F3.2; Landscape Mode; ISO 800; 1/4 sec

8:31 pm; F3; Landscape Mode; ISO 800; 1/4 sec


tonya said...

Did you use a tripod? Great shots.

pdxscrappinmamma said...

Kim, now you have me wanting to get out and use my landscape mode. I hope my brain remembers this when I'm out with my camera and it's dark :) Great festive neighborhood shots!

pdxscrappinmamma said...

P.S. Thanks for posting the details on your settings. That really helps!

Lynn/annasmom said...

If your purpose was to shoot christmas lights, I think you hit the mother lode! LOL! Nice shots Kim!

Gayle said...

Wow! These are great! It inspires me to get out there and try it!

Linda M. said...

I really enjoy your photography, Kim.

Thanks for sharing them with us.