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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, January 16, 2008

Jan 16, 2008 ~ P*S*B/Photography 101 (Group 2) - PORTRAIT MODE

Well, these photos are kind of the opposite of what was listed for lesson 2 (sharp subject/blurred background), but these were both taken in portrait mode nonetheless.

I took these from my bedroom window; zoomed in on the birds through the snow-covered branches of our apple tree. Details listed under each photo.

TFL - kimB

Bohemian Waxwings in Flight
F4.9, Portrait Mode, ISO 200, 1/159 sec

Bohemian Waxwings in our Mountain Ash Tree

F4.9, Portrait Mode, ISO 200, 1/189 sec


Sandie Dunn Photography said...

Love the shots of the birds! Great job at getting motion in their wings!

Jane said...

Gorgeous shots as always!!

scrappinpa said...

these are absolutely beautiful!!

cherie said...

always love your beautiful nature shots!

Gayle said...

As always, Kim, these are amazing! Just beautiful catches with very creative framing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Would make lovely greeting cards or postcards!