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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.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

P*S*B - December 5 ~ Night Photography

This week's challenge is night photography. The photo below is actually a panoramic of two separate shots. There are more decorations (a nativity on the lawn and a helicopter on the wall) behind the reindeer on the right which I took shots of, but they didn't come out as well as this one (two).

Photo was taken at 5:30 pm, after I dropped DS#3 and his girlfriend off at their place; I drove through a nearby neighborhoood to look for Christmas lights for this challenge. I remained seated in the car, rolled down the passenger door window and shot through it. No tripod, just handheld.

TFL - kimB

F3.4; Landscape mode; ISO 800; 1/14 sec; 10.8mm focal length


Jane said...

very cool!!!!

cherie said...

this is great especially for handheld ! way to go .pretty light set up.

Lynn/annasmom said...

Great for handheld! Very festive! Loved all the ones you previously put up a few days ago. They were awesome examples of night photography too!

pixelchick said...

Very nice.

pdxscrappinmamma said...

OK, I'm inspired.......need to get out in my neighborhood. Nice job!