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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.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

P*S*B - December 6 ~ Night Photography from Dec 2006

A year ago this month, DD Jen and I spent five fun-filled days in Las Vegas with my Dad. I took a ton of nighttime shots - some of which came out pretty well - and I wanted to share them here for this challenge. Did not use a tripod for any of these photos; camera used was my "old" digital point & shoot, Fujifilm Finepix S3100.

This first set of photos was taken from the portico of the Bellagio Resort & Casino, where they have extravagant water fountain displays, often put to music. Placed my camera on one of the cement columns lining the portico to use as a tripod.

The Flamingo Hotel & Casino, taken from the portico of the Bellagio Hotel
F2.8; AP mode; ISO 100; 1/3 sec; 6mm focal length

The Paris Hotel & Casino
F2.8; AP mode; ISO 100; 1/3 sec; 6mm focal length

The Flamingo & Bally's, across from the Bellagio

F2.8; AP mode; ISO 100; 1/2 sec; 6mm focal length


Fountain show at the Bellagio

F2.8; AP mode; ISO 100; 1/4 sec; 6mm focal length


Bellagio Fountain Show

F2.8; AP mode; ISO 100; 1/11 sec; 6mm focal length

The following shots were taken at the Fremont Street Experience (all shots were hand-held). For those who have never been to this popular attraction, here is a blurb from their website:

The world-famous, one-of-a-kind entertainment venue is home to Viva Vision, the biggest big screen on the planet. More than 12 million lights in the Viva Vision canopy and 550,000 watts of concert quality sound pumped to speakers throughout the venue produce an incredible array of eye-popping imagery and heart pounding music. The giant LED screen towers 90-feet above a pedestrian mall lined with unique retail shopping kiosks and two permanent performance stages. Ten legendary casinos line Fremont Street Experience with more than 60 restaurants and thousands of loose slots. Free concerts, special events, and roaming street performers entertain the nearly 17 million visitors who come to experience the vintage Vegas attraction each year.

Fremont Street Experience ~ Entrance

F2.8; Normal mode; ISO 100; 1/7 sec; 6mm Focal Length

F3; AP mode; ISO 100; 1/14 sec; 8.8mm focal length

F2.8; AP mode; ISO 100; 1/28 sec; 6mm Focal Length


F3; Normal mode; ISO 160; 1/64 sec; 7.3mm Focal Length

F2.8; Normal mode; ISO 100; 1/9 sec; 6mm Focal Length


F2.8; Normal mode; ISO 100; 1/74 sec; 6mm Focal Length

TFL - kimB


7 comments:

Jane said...

EXCELLENT shots!!! Vegas is wonderful at night is it not???!!

Nicole said...

Wow wow wow Kim! These are such awesome shots!! I love the one of the fountains - so beautiful!! Fabulous work I really love these photos!

cherie said...

love the fountain shots too. great colrs and good eye for compostion in all these shots. very nice night shots.

Holidays with the Gatkin Family said...

Okay Kim I would like to say I have a favorite but the more I scrolled down I can't say that I do, they are ALL wonderful!!

pdxscrappinmamma said...

Kim, these are great. How can you capture that night scenery with your camera set on ISO100? Teach me something here....I thought we had to set the ISO higher at night? Guess I'll have to go read about it.

Tony said...

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Tony Young
metanoia.revival@gmail.com

Tony said...

Hi there. My name is Tony Young. I knew Philip Crouse. He was a part of our evangelism team in downtown Denver. I just read your comment on www.denverpost.com. Everything you said about him was perfectly true. What a love for souls he had! What faith! I praise God he accepted Christ while attending your church! Thank you for giving to the Lord! I miss him already. It's hard because we connected very well. Truly connected. I miss him very much. But, I am very glad that one day we'll see him again. If you'd like to contact me or our team to talk about Phil, please call my number at 720-641-2955. God bless!

Tony Young
metanoia.revival@gmail.com