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Welcome to 'Bird's Eye View'!

When I was 18 my father handed me a Nikon and told me to get in the car. We drove through sleepy little Iowa towns and down winding gravel roads. He started me on what will be a life long journey of seeing the world through the lens of my camera.

To me photography is an art. The art of capturing a moment or a natural expression is what I love to do. I will give you direction and then find your personality within that pose.

What I see through my lens is no different than what you see every day - the only difference is I have the ability to stop time and provide you with those memories.

Contact me at katie (dot) reints (at) gmail (dot) com to inquire about a session.

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Bird's Eye View Photography by Katie Reints


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Portal to the Past


Today my Veho smartfix scanner arrived. I about jumped out of my skin with excitement. First of all it is the best money I have spent in a very long time. Easy- Super fast.... and I did not need a computer at all to do the scanning. 

So of course I went to work right away scanned slides. I am through about 100 of them and that is the tip of the iceberg! 

I am learning so many new things about my great grandparents lives. For instance, she was a master gardener.  Not only did she take pictures of beautiful flowers she planted them herself! 


I am sad to say this particular passion did not get passed onto me. 

She was a risk taker! 


This picture was taken while traveling into the Royal Gourge! That is her white hair hanging out of the basket as they travel down. I highly doubt this is allowed these days! 

She was a proud grandmother. 


This was taken at Easter 1955. My mother is the first little girl on the stone wall. 

Today I scanned through the bulk of the photos with people in them. Family photos, and photos she took of their home. 

There are so many photos of their travels through the Rockies, down into the Grand Canyon, over mountain passes, and to the ocean. 

I am headed on a grand adventure through the lens of her camera! 

56 years later! Won't you join me? Here is the link to a new photo blog I started in her honor:

2 comments:

texwisgirl said...

The last photo of Easter is just priceless! What a great thing you're doing!

Kimberly said...

That is so incredible that she left all those slides! How exciting to get a glimpse into her life. I look forward to seeing more!